Sunday, November 26, 2017

DIY Planner Accessories with Adornit

Making your own planner accessories is not as hard as people think. You can even do most of the items with a paper cutter if you do not own a die cutting machine.

Here I put together a simple dashboard for my planner using just the adornit papers and cut out one of the decorative elements from the paper to put in the middle of the paper to dress it up. Either use a template that can be purchased from Silhouette if you don't know how to make your own or you can simple cut the paper to the size of your planner.

For an A5 you need it to be 5.75" x 8.25" these measurements work for most A5 planners if you are using something besides a Filofax or Kikki K you may want to measure one of your pages or use it as a template.

Personal size is 3.75 x 6.75

You can use a hand punch if you do not own a planner punch. I own lots of punches but I hand punch all my dashboards or planner items

You could laminate it to keep it much more durable or if you like to switch yours out the paper quality is heavy enough that it will hold up well unlamented. I took a lot of the cut apart to dress up the pockets and used one of the paintables to just do a quick watercolor paint on them and backed with some of the basics from adornit.

Here is a look at the finished product.

Secondly I made a pocket bookmark and I created a tab at the top and I did laminate this pocket bookmark and then you can simply use a sharpie to put whatever you want on the tab! Use a alcohol wipe to clean it off whenever you want to change it. 

You could also just make this to be a "white board" if you used less bold colors and wanted to just use it for notes again use a sharpie and wipe off with alcohol pad

You can use the label pockets you can find at the dollar spot to attach to the front of this to create your pocket. It can also be done by layering paper on top of the main paper and once laminated you cut that seal where the shorter piece is and it makes a pocket if you cannot get ahold of the clear pockets. I have done it both ways before. 

I just used the dashboard template I had and created a tab for the top of it and welded it together in my silhouette program. Again if you don't have a die cutting machine then create a template on paper using one of the sheets from your planner and then draw the tab on top and then cut your template out to then cut your paper.

Its really simple to do these items and there are so many more things you can do including bookmarks and cute little elements to dress it up.

Paper: Adornit "Bobby and Betty" -Run
Stickers from Adornit "Family Grows"
Adornit Cut apart: Together Cut Apart- You and Me
Paintable from Adornit Art Play Paintables- Daily Five

Paper is from adornit "Nested owls Coral" - Daisy Bouquet
Paintable from Adornit Art Play Paintables- Daily Five

Take some time to browse Adornits website. They have fashion, paper and even fabric!

Here is a link to be taken to their site "ADORNIT"