First of all, do you remember my recent planning & organization blogpost? At the beginning of the year, I made my own monthly calendar by hand and this system works pretty well for me.
Make your own monthly planner with the printableAfter I had started using my own handmade calendar, my best friend Anja, who blogs on aentschie's Blog and who is also a media designer, made a free printable for a really cute monthly planner which is way prettier than mine AND each page has a front and back and is made in a way that you can print it out and bind it as a real calendar. :) Here you can find her free monthly planner for 2014 (if you are as late as I am and still need some pretty pages to fill out with plans and dates every month).
Here's how I made my plannerFirst of all, I simply printed out her free planner file and put all pages onto each other in the right order. Then I took a piece of colorful paper for the outside (seen on the photo below) and cut it to the size of the pages and put it underneath so that it would later become the outter cover and back. Then I used my sewing machine (but you could also sew by hand) for making one seam in the middle to connect all pages.
Being folded in the middle, this was how it looked then.
Afterwards I took a roll of pretty tape to glue a stripe over the seam on the outter side.
Next, I took one of my fave Instagram photo prints and used a glue roller to attach this to the front of the calendar in order to give it a pretty cover. :)
That's it, so pretty!
Now I do not only have those plain loose pages with monthy calendars, but I even have a tiny book with all the pages and those even have a front and back. :) Perfect!
Thanks for this free printable, my dear Anja, I will now enjoy my new handmade planner.
Have fun making your own one and happy weekend! :)