Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fun and Easy Planner!

Wow, it's already Wednesday, can you believe how fast this year is flying by?  Haha!  Awhile back I saw on Michelle Wooderson's blog where she took a cheap planner, similar to this one, and altered it a bit.  Back in November I was at Big Lot's and picked this up for just a $1.50.  It measures about 7.5 x 10.5 and was so fun to alter!  I wish I would have picked up more of them!
Here's the planner, plain, out of the clear plastic protective cover.
I measured my paper and adhered it to the two covers, leaving the binding open...  Do you see Fiona back there?   Landry was playing nearby and brought her over to me :-)

I cut a piece of paper, big enough to wrap around the binding...
And put a couple of strips of scor tape down each side, as close to the edges as I could get it.
Then I adhered the back of the binding on first and wrapped it around to the front!  This way, it gives me plenty of room to open and close my planner without tearing the binding.
To finish off the front, I did a bit of stamping, and then some more stamping!
I love how this turned out, and it makes me happy every time I look at it!  I love to alter little notebooks and things like this that are inexpensive and look like a million bucks (figure of speech, I know it really doesn't look like a million bucks ha) when you're done!

What's going on for your Wednesday?  I'm preparing for February activities.  Abie's birthday is the 24th and I'm gathering all my supplies to make the paper goodies for that.  Hope you're all doing fantastic!  Thanks for popping over and I'll chat with you later lovies!


  1. I love it!!
    And thanks for your comment on my blog. You are always welcome to look at my

  2. Great idea and so cute. I love to alter the everyday stuff!!

  3. That is a fun idea! I love the bright colors. I also love to alter stuff, make it pretty!

  4. i made alot of thses a christmas gifts... wonderful ideas...people love things handmade...

  5. It does look a million bucks - I love doing this to books etc too... it is just plain out FUN!!

    I love the stamp(s) you used

  6. I'm working on a little planner right now too:) YOurs turned out soooo cute! LOVE it! Great job!

  7. This looks like such a fun project. I think it looks like a million bucks :)
    My list is filling up, thanks :)