handmade calendar

This calendar is a place where I not only keep track of my day-to-day, but where I also dream, doodle and birth future personal and business plans.

This year I decided to make my own planner/calendar. So I started out with this old notebook that belonged to my son when he was in first grade...maybe?

Then I printed monthly calendar pages from timeanddate.com.

Folded the pages in half.

Then I used double-sided tape to adhere one side of the page to one of the pages in the notebook.

About 5-10 pages after the August calendar, I added the September calendar.

And the same thing for October and so on.

The 5-10 pages between each month are the pages that I use to doodle, write and dream in.

And now its time to alter the cover. I have a brush, some book pages, sheet music and self leveling clear gel  (but you can use any kind of adhesive that you have).

I adhered a sheet music page to the cover, and then smoothed it out with the brush.

I even added sheet music on the inside.

When it was done, it looked something like this.

I decided to paint it a pretty teal, yellow and pink.

But then I changed my mind.

And decided to paint it white instead.

Then I doodled on it using black acrylic paint.

I used the paint palette that I made a few weeks ago. You can watch the video HERE.

And here it is, my finished handmade calendar notebook...easy, recycled and personalized.