Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 Christmas Planner Tutorial

Christmas is a special time of year and getting everything done to create a fun memory can be a challenge with a family of five. I need all the help I can get, so I created this planner. This is a two part post. First, I show you how to make the cover for the planner. Then, I show how to make a pocket folder for it in a video. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful!




To create the cover you are going to need two pieces of foam found in the kids' section of most craft stores. One needs to be adhesive and it if sparkles even better! 

Measure two lines with a ruler on the backside of your adhesive foam with a pencil.

 Take a circle, fold it in half and use a ruler to trace the line.
 line up the line on the circle with the one on the adhesive backing and trace half the circle.
 Repeat that process and cut out the scallop border. Set aside.
 Measure your cover to your preferred size. Find the center and score 1/4 inch line on the right and left of the center (leaving a 1/2 inch space).
 Mark where to place your holes for the bands.
 Punch holes. I like the Crop-O-Dile because it cuts any thickness.
 Adhere your scallops to the cover lining up the edges.
Thread your elastic thread through the two holes according to how many inserts you are going to use.

Here is a video on how to make the multi pocket file: 



Here are a few pictures of the inside of the complete planner:




This was a ton of fun to make and I can't wait to use it this season!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!



5 comments:

Unknown said...

Very cute thank you for sharing 😊

lee-n-nola said...

Love it Betz!

gardnerw said...

Such a great idea Betz thanks for the tutorial xxx

Anonymous said...

Already sorting through my stash to make mine. The for sharing betz x where did you get the correct size inserts from?

Scrappy said...

I found mine on Etsy as a digital download. If you search for downloadable inserts it will pull up a bunch and you can pick them according to the size you make your planner 😉.