DIY Christmas Planner

04/11/2016
DIY Christmas Planner

Trying to be more organised this Christmas? Why not make this DIY Christmas Planner so you can have your most organised Christmas ever & for years to come.

 

When do you start planning for Christmas? Are you Ms Organised that when December arrives your presents are wrapped and your freezer is full with festive food?  Or do you enjoy the last minute chaos of present buying and Christmas Eve gift wrapping? Me, I’m somewhere in between! I start buying presents around end of September and think that I have loads of time.  Yet I still end up with last minute gift buying and wrapping on Christmas Eve.

If you would like to be less stressed this festive period then why not get yourself organised this Crimbo with a Christmas Planner.  There are ones that you can buy in the shops (I have a Cath Kidston Deer one from a few years ago that is far too lovely to use) or as I will show you, ones that you can make yourself.

 

DIY Christmas Planner | Are you trying to be more organised this Christmas? Then why not make this DIY Christmas Planner so you can have your most organised Christmas ever and for many years to come.

If you fancy making your own DIY Christmas Planner they are very easy to make.  You can have it the way that you want it with categories you will use. Plus you can also make it as glittery or as minimal as you want it to look.

DIY Christmas Planner

 

What you will need:

Notebook

Christmas Patterned Paper

Double Sided Sticky Tape/Glue Dots

Stickers

Washi Tape

Scissors

Ribbon

Label Maker (Optional)

How to make:

Firstly cut the patterned paper to fit the notebook.

Attach the ribbon to the notebook using a few glue dots, ensuring that you have enough of a length to tie it.
If your notebook is spiral bound then you will need to cut slits into the paper to go between the spirals before attaching the paper to the notebook. Either use glue dots or double sided sticky tape to stick the paper on.
Decorate your cover how you want it using stickers, die cuts, etc.
Use your label maker (or make your own) and make tabs for each section of your Christmas Planner that you want

 

DIY Christmas Planner
Christmas Planner DIY
Christmas ORganiser
DIY Christmas Planner | Are you trying to be more organised this Christmas? Then why not make this DIY Christmas Planner so you can have your most organised Christmas ever and for many years to come.

 

Now that you have a pretty Christmas Planner it’s time to start on the inside and what sections you want.  I added sections for things to do, card/gift list and  food.  Within each of these sections I have pages for our Christmas activities, recipes, meal planner, amongst others.  It’s your planner so use it to plan Christmas the way that is relevant to you. I’ve made a list of possible sections below.

You could also include these sections in your planner:

 

Don’t forget to decorate the inside as well using washi tape, stickers, stamps, etc.  This notebook came with plastic inserts where I can store receipts, recipes, etc.  If your planner doesn’t have this don’t worry as you could stick an envelope(s) inside to hold these.

DIY Christmas Planner
DIY Christmas Planner DIY Christmas Planner

DIY Christmas Planner

I hope that you found this DIY Christmas Planner tutorial useful.  Let me know if you give this planner a try.  What do you do to get organised for Christmas?

 

If you are looking for more Christmas posts:

Top Ten Christmas Films

55+ Christmas Activities 

 

 

DIY Christmas Planner | Are you trying to be more organised this Christmas? Then why not make this DIY Christmas Planner so you can have your most organised Christmas ever and for many years to come.

 

Do you use a Christmas Planner? If you do make one of these then let me know by tweeting me a pic (@thelifeofdeem) as I’d love to see them 🙂

If you are looking for other Christmas crafts:

Christmas in a Jar

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