Get organized this holiday season by making a simple Christmas Planner to keep up with gift lists, holiday recipes, and more!
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I feel better about attacking a goal by writing down everything I need to do ahead of time.
And when the goal is HUGE, like say getting ready for Christmas, I really feel the urge to get my planning on!
This year I decided to make myself an official planner so that all of my ideas and needs are all in one spot and easy to find.
So today I want to show you how I made my new Christmas Planner!
For the record, I have no idea who these characters are or what the binder says! I’m so uncool!
But I never planned to leave it like this.
I’m going to Christmas-ify it with Christmas-themed scrapbook paper!
I kind of have an obsession with Christmas-themed scrapbook paper so I have amassed quite the collection.
I chose a 12×12 sheet I thought would be fun for the front of my binder.
I covered the front of the binder with Mod Podge and laid the paper on top.
Then I used a roller to make sure there were no bubbles between the paper and binder.
The paper is larger than the binder, but we’re going to fold it over inside in the next steps.
Trim the corners at a slight angle.
Apply some Mod Podge then fold the paper over.
To keep the paper down, apply some “craft clamps” (clothespins!).
Then repeat the entire process to cover the back of the binder.
Trim a piece of scrapbook paper large enough to just cover the spine and about 2 inches of the front and back of the binder.
Use very sticky double-sided tape to attach it to the binder.
Only put the tape down the length of the binder (on the front and back sides) as shown with the arrows above.
Do not put any tape where the spine of the binder is.
The pages that go in it!!
Edit: The original planner pages used for this planner are no longer available for download. But that just means I made my own! Find them here: Holiday Planner FREE Printables.
There is no way you can have these downloads in your possession and not be organized this Christmas.
There are files for organizing your Christmas cards, decorations, shopping lists, holiday baking and more!
My new Christmas planner printables come with a sheet of dividers to print and cut.
Do you think a Christmas planner would help you?
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