4.20.2011

Monthly Planner

So I've been itching to get a monthly planner. I have so much stuff going on this spring and summer on the weekends that it's hard to remember everything AND not double book myself! I looked in a few stores for ones but I don't like any of them. They're ugly and assume I want certain things already written on the days (no offense but I could care less when all these Queen's Birthday's are!!).
Last week I saw LA over on Freckled Nest had a link to making your own Agenda Book. There are free calendar pages to print and directions for binding it all together. I wasn't able to watch the video, it's blocked on my work computer and my phone wouldn't upload it. I went over to Howcast and quick found instructions for How to Bind a Book.
I got to work Monday night! I used a cereal box for the cover and just glued this scrap book paper I found at Joanns onto each side. The outside is a creepy haunted house, trees and the moon and the inside looks like sheet music. I wasn't able to print the calendar pages so that there were backs and fronts on each page so I just glued them together. I used embroidery floss to bind the pages all together and added some stickers to jazz up the pages! I've written in all my stuff so far and LOVE it!





Sorry the pages are so dark, I was half asleep when I took these pictures and didn't even realize the flash was off! DUH!
Have a good day lovies.


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6 comments:

* said...

what a clever idea...very nice. i love having a monthly planner. i don't like to put things in my cell phone, so i prefer one of these.

Courtney said...

Awesome! Bookbinding is one of my favorite things to do, I haven't done a thick book but I have done a handful of these types of books. They are great! Your's looks lovely.

Leigh-Ann said...

Looks great Jamie!!!

Jamie said...

I hate putting things in my cell phone, that's why I needed this!!
Thanks for the sweet comments ladies!

i have an idea said...

Fab job! I've tried book binding but couldnt really get the hang, maybe I should start small!

Jamie said...

definitely start small. this was the first and only thing I've ever bound and it wasn't too hard at all! I'm sure with more and more pages it would get more complicated, but just a few was a sinch!