Decorating your planner has become so much more than sticking down a few stickers and writing in your to-do’s!
As I have always loved to play with pretty things, decorative planning was an accidental find a couple of years ago that has got me in hook, line and sinker.
Thanks to social media, there is always something new to buy but not everyone’s budget allows for this. Planner kits such as The Planner Society send you a new parcel of goodies each month so that you can make your planner look super pretty. Whilst I absolutely adore their kits, its not cheap having them delivered to Australia and you get sent so much that I just don’t have the time each month to actually use it all. With some pretty fast typing I have collected quite a large collection of their products thanks to Facebook destash pages and I don’t have to suffer from FOMO!
Another very cost effective way to create pretty things for your planner is to invest a small amount in some scrapbooking supplies. Even though I was a stall holder at the recent Brisbane Planners Market, this time around I made sure I got some shopping in so that I could enjoy the same thrill as all the customers. At the last two markets I had all intentions of buying things but it didn’t happen or things were sold out before I had a chance to grab them.
One of the first things I bought was this 6 X 6 inch paper pad with the matching ephemera pack from Washi Gang as the blush crush is very real in this house. Unfortunately foiling does not photograph well but all of these products that include foiling are done in a beautiful rose gold.
As the 6 x 6 paper pad is just a bit too small to create a complete personal size planner dashboard, I simply used the one that came in my Kmart planner and cut a rectangle to cover most of it and added some ephemera pieces and a doily.
I cut out a piece of cardstock to use as a backing sheet and then added some ephemera and clips etc to fill the pockets. A thin strip of laminated card stock is perfect to add some washi for future use.
And of course I had to make a page marker because that addiction is real and are using it to hold some of the beautiful rose gold foiled stickers I recently purchased.
The Americans can duck down to Target and buy these awesome clear pockets complete with adhesive that you simply stick on to your back sheet. BUT of course we can’t buy them here. I did grab a pack of pockets from Officeworks, but only two are a good size and the others are too big so will require surgery to make them useable.
Whilst perusing the aisles of a local cheap shop I found these things….
The ‘pockets’ are actually crystal clear business card tags. One pack are cut for vertical use and the other horizontal.
All I did was trim off the top portion to leave a nice clean pocket and used these heavy duty double sided tape pieces to adhere it to the back piece of cardstock that I ran through the laminator for strength. $6.50 spent and I can make lots of pockets for very little cost. The vertical ones are ideal for personal size and the horizontal will be ideal for A5 plus.
Hope this gives you a little inspiration to give your planner a face lift without spending a fortune.
Have you used scrapbooking supplies in your planner?
Are you team rose gold?
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think or if you want some help in making any of the above.
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