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Oh Boy, Aaron, Glue & A Calendar

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Dec 14

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Putting Together Your Calendar

Get your fun hat on, because that is what today is all about. For the first time ever, I am breaking out the glue gun and getting to work! We are putting together the calendar that we designed yesterday thanks to Judy’s suggestion.

What You Will Learn

  • 0:30 – Getting everything together for the calendar
  • 1:06 – Why we chose to use this size
  • 1:20 – What you will need to make this happen
  • 3:00 – Going through the steps
  • 3:20 – Clamping your pages together
  • 5:30 – Gluing all the pages together
  • 6:00 – Scraping all the nasty goop off
  • 8:10 – Unclamping everything to see how it looks!
  • 9:20 – Putting on your magnet tape
  • 8:10 – Unclamping everything to see how it looks!
  • 10:10 – Getting everything spiffy at the end.
  • 8:10 – Unclamping everything to see how it looks!

Your Turn!

Now it is time for you to make an awesome calendar! Feel free to put yours together in different ways, and be sure to share! If you have other ideas on crafts we can make, be sure to post them in a comment below.

Christmas Cards

If you have a great idea for a Christmas Card, let me know, and I will make it happen!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeniholland02 Jeni

    So, my husband and sister were in the room while I was watching me and they looked at me like I was crazy. haha!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshlaiho/ JoshLaiho

    jaja had a lot of fun watching you do this!
    I’ll try to do mine too!
    thanks!

  • http://www.phrozenphoto.com Matt

    Well, that didn’t turn out so good.  You could even see as you were holding it that the back page was falling off.  I’m guessing this falls apart well before the year it needs to hold together is expired.  

    Cool idea and all, but I’d imagine just getting it put together by a proper printing house is a much better route, and probably no more expensive when you factor in how much each 8×10 print costs you.  

  • http://phlearn.com Aaron Nace

    Right on Matt

  • http://www.phrozenphoto.com Matt

    Sorry Aaron, I wasn’t trying to diss what you’re doing here….there’s some good aspects to it like having a perfect 5×7 leftover afterwards, but it just seems that the assembly method isn’t gonna stand up to the test of time.  A calendar’s gotta last a year!  

    I’m a fan of your work and the Phlearn episodes in general, and I looked forward to this episode in particular as I’m currently putting together a calendar as well for friends and family, but I was a bit disappointed to see the result.  

    I know you hadn’t built one before so you didn’t know what to expect either, but with the viewership you have, you maybe could’ve tested off-camera first to make sure you had a (relatively) quality product?  

    Again, I’m not just trolling or anything like that…I’m a true fan…..it’s just my honest feedback.  

    All the best.  

  • Brandon Phillips

    Craftiest episode ever. :)

  • Judy

    Aaron you so cray cray!!  I effing love you more everyday!!

    12 awesome Aaron Nace 5×7 prints + a useful calendar?!  Now, that is a cool Christmas gift!!

  • Yo Mama

    Can’t wait for my Christmas Calendar!!!  Hey, could you put an extra piece of magnet tape on the bottom for better stickability?!?!

  • http://www.nightmarephotography.com Michael Nightmare

    I’ve read white glue works better for this sort of thing and binding it together the same way you did. It will just take longer to dry. I have not actually tried this but it was on a website so it must be true.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeniholland02 Jeni

    I’m definitely going to give this a try. I might try craft glue or rubber cement. Also, I’ll probably get some ribbon or craft paper to cover the glue binding. (There are a few diy book binding tutorials online that also use the glue/clamp method so, apparently it works well for others.)

    This will work great if you take your time with it. I’ll give it a go this weekend and let you know the outcome.

  • Anonymous

    I was totally waiting for your tongue to hang out while you were concentrating so hard ;P We took our own Christmas card photo this year! (I got the idea from pinterest)

  • Mark Alan Jones

    Maybe be a fun idea for next weeks competition would be who can make the tackiest, cheesiest Christmas Card photo – I’m thinking along the lines of this…http://www.keatleyphoto.com/blog/2008/12/christmas-sweaters-and-little-stuffed-goats/ and you can make a template for us to print them and we can all have a good laugh. Seasonal, fun and we can get creative. 

    Also, for some reason this whole video was hilarious to me. If things had gone smoothly it wouldn’t have been nearly as entertaining. Yelling at the glue gun was magic.
    Merry Xmas from South Korea Phamily!

  • http://twitter.com/BustiferJones Mark Alan Jones

    oops this post was me.

  • http://www.cap-photography.com Andrea Peipe

    Crafts!!!!! :D You look like you had a lot of fun doing this Aaron ;)

    I downloaded the template but it is kinda too close to Xmas now (as far as I know they only offer printing of  small photos at the stores directly)… maybe next year! :)

  • http://www.leavittphoto.com Ben Leavitt

    next time on Phlearn, Aaron will teach you how to do open heart surgery with gaffers tape, some rusty old nasty scissors, and a glue gun! ;)
    I tried it, but it didn’t work. I think my scissors weren’t nasty enough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dctuck Daniel Tuck

    Great fun episode Aaron – made me laugh a lot :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wouter-van-der-Linde/1118709648 Wouter van der Linde

    I really want to see a phlearn pro tutorial on ‘Julys’ photo in Aaron’s calander!

  • Jeana

    Haha, That was fun to watch, thanks!

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