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How to customise a Dodo Wall Pad and magically turn it into a stand up desk calendar in less than 2 minutes!

The joy of a Dodo Pad diary or Wall Pad is not just about enjoyable organisation, it’s all about making it YOURS. You may doodle, design, write religiously within the boxes in the weekly grid or scribble across the page with gay abandon. There are no rules. So here is an instant recipe to make either of our week-to-view WALL PAD calendars (emphasis on the word ‘WALL’) turn magically into a stable stand up DESK calendar! Big thanks to would-be customer Rachel Armitage from Accrington for reminding us that it can be done!

Here you go – we tested the theory on an old Wall Acad-Pad:

Wall Pad as a desk calendar - back cover Wall Pad as a desk calendar - front cover

Ingredients:

  1. A Wall Pad calendar (can be a 2015/16 Wall Acad-Pad or 2016 Dodo Wall Pad)
  2. Two strong pieces of card approx 23 x 10cms each
  3. Sellotape (or ‘sticky back plastic’ if you are old enough to remember Blue Peter on BBCTV from the 1960s and 1970s!)

Method:

Tape each piece of card to the covers (you can do this on the outside or inside covers – your choice. Bear in mind that when it is stood up you won’t see the covers, but for aesthetic reasons you may wish to use the insides – we tested it on the outside as it is easier to photograph!). Make sure to tape the card down firmly all around. Stand your Wall Pad up with the covers slightly apart and turn to this week’s grid page.

The finished article!

Viola! That’s all there is to it! You now have a new Dodo Pad product – a Dodo Desk Calendar – unique to you…

If you’ve done a Dodo-customization of your own please tell us here and any suggestions you may have to pass on are always appreciated!

Toodlepip!

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