Planning for 2017

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It’s safe to say that I am a stationery addict. As I cleared out my craft room last weekend, even I was surprised by the number of notebooks, pens, and general stationery items, which I have. A new year means a new diary or planner, and this year I’ve jumped in with not one, but two!

I treated myself to a Kikki.K planner last year in the sale, it’s bargain price was just too good to pass on, I used it a little bit, for planning blog posts, but it generally became a file of to-do lists. Whilst this is handy in some ways, as I tend to have 3 or 4 on the go at once, it wasn’t quite fulfilling my needs. For 2017, I decided to treat myself to something new.

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Mini Makes: Planner Dividers

img_3165A few months ago I treated myself to a bargain planner in the Kikki.K sale. My planner came with lots of sub-dividers, but some of these sections are still quite large and it would be useful to be able to quickly open the relevant month of the calendar, or my latest to do-list. When shopping in Tiger recently, I found this single hole punch for just £1, which is exactly what I needed to make my own custom planner dividers.

This is a really simple make that can easily be completed in around 20 minutes and doesn’t require too many materials!

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Mini Makes: Decorated Boxes

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Crafting can be expensive; it can also be time consuming. I’m hoping to begin sharing some mini makes with you, projects that can easily be completed in an evening, and won’t break the bank!

First up are some super cute storage boxes. If like me, you have had subscription boxes from Lucky Dip Club, Birchbox, Papergang, etc., you’ve probably got a nice little stash of cardboard boxes just waiting to be turned into something beautiful. For my box, I used a little cardboard one from my Hello Sunshine surprise box, some of the lovely Mollie Makes papers, and my new label maker (the label maker is optional, I just wanted to try mine out!).

This is a super easy project that requires minimal crafting skill, but gives your something both pretty and practical! This make was completed in about ten minutes as I sat and watched Mad Men. It’s also a good project for kids, who can easily do this themselves with minimal adult intervention. Continue reading