Sunday, November 21, 2010

25 {homemade} Christmas Gifts-Day 6 Daily Planner

Are you a fan of the dollar bins or the dollar store? I am, and so I found a daily planner in the dollar bins at Michaels and thought that after a few changes, it would be a cute gift.

Here is what I used for this project;
a daily planner
scrapbook paper-Mine were left over from another project
paper trimmer

and I did use my sewing machine on my cover.

Measure the cover of the planner and cut your paper the same size. Don't put a hard crease in your paper. Once you are finished decorating it, you can wrap it around the planner and let it crease that way.

I cut my cover from black paper then added the black and white printed paper on top of it. I sewed around the edge with a zig zag stich. Then add your stickers or anything else you want to decorate with. Once you are finished, just put your cover in the plastic sleeve and then add the planner back. I didn't cut my cover quite long enough to cover the yellow on the planner, so I just trimmed it off just a little.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Michaels gift card. Happy holiday crafting!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Very classy! I do these too but I love that paper so elegant!

Beth said...

Very very nice.

Lucy said...

A much nicer version of what you get for a dollar. I wouldn't be embarrassed to pull this out of my purse. Lovely!