Friday, December 16, 2011

2012 Calendar -- 12-Sided Geosphere, 3-D Calendar with Tutorial, Free Download

Your free download for 2012. I just finished making mine for the coming year.

This was my #1 most popular download last year. The 12-sided calendar is also known as a regular dodecahedron. The upcoming year (2012) will be my 5th year with one of these on my desk. It's pretty tricky to assemble - especially at the end when you feel you need another set of hands. Do all cutting, scoring, and folding first; then all you have to do is to remember to do NOVEMBER last. It is the only month that doesn't have any fold-over tabs. It is helpful to have a chopstick or bamboo skewer handy to poke inside to assist in securing anything that's not sticking or properly aligned. This prevents bending the paper. I used card stock and scored all the dotted lines with the sharp tip of a compass guided by a see-thru ruler. Cut out whole design before scoring and folding. Cut solid lines, score dotted lines. I also had to adjust the pdf to "fit to printable area" since without that correction some of the outside edges did not print on my printer.  If you have finished your shopping you might want to make some for holiday gifts. People love them and everybody needs one. You can't beat the price either. One sheet of paper, some glue and your time. The ultimate home-made present that will be used every day next year. Perfect!

Download PDF 2012 Calendar Template here. (showing MONDAY as the first day of the week)

Download PDF 2012 Calendar Template here. (showing SUNDAY as the first day of the week)
Most American calendars show Sunday as the first day of the week. I used this template to make my 2012 calendar.

I don't know if I can correctly call this origami because it requires glue. I highly recommend YES Paste - Acid FreeAn $11 one-pint tub lasts forever.


c. Joy said...

SWEET! Thank you. This looks like fun.

YONKS said...

WONDERFUL - Thank you! Will link this in on my blog in a day or two. It's a definite one to share.

Lou said...

This is quite cute. You sure your dogs won't start chasing it around the room? (I know some cats that would!)

Divin Varghese said...

Really enjoyed doing this. Thank you so much. Will look forward for more ideas

Dymphie said...

this look s so cool. thank you for the template.

Happy 2012!

Aleida said...

Whow, it's looking great! Thanks for sharing, i'll try to get it ready!

Art By Wanda said...

Hello!! I found my way here from this blog
and I would love to make one of these but I can't seem to get the download link to open. Would you be able to email me the link?? Thanks so much if you can!!!! My email is

wintam said...

Found a link to your cool calendar at Stamping Matilda, but the link doesn't work. Any suggestions? THanks and a very happy new year!

Content in a Cottage said...

The site with the PDF is down. Over 300 people have tried to download this calendar on 12/31/11.

Here is the direct link -- keep trying:

Happy New Year.
xo, Rosemary

Limarea said...

This is great, thanks so much! :)

wintam said...

Thanks for the new link. It works now and it's great!

Vera said...

I just wanted to say that I really like this post, and I actually used your template to make a vase. I hope you're okay with that. I shared this vase on my Norwegian origami blog,, and have linked back to your blog. I hope this is okay as well. But if not, please let me know and I will make the changes you would like.
The post basically says that you are the one who has med the template, and that people have to visit your blog to download it.