Made It Monday

It is time to get the creative juices flowing for the week!  Today I wanted to share a project I completed just before summer began.  I have two teenage children which means they have a lot of teachers in their lives that are more than deserving of a token of appreciation.  I wanted to give their teachers....all 17 of them....something that was meaningful yet didn't cost a fortune!  I decided to make them all calendars.
This is actually a picture of the calendar that I made for myself, but I did a little detective work to find out each teacher's favorite colors and designed a cover that was unique to each of them.
That would be 17 different covers because I wanted the gift to be personalized and something that they would use.
I wanted the inside pages to be cute, yet functional. So, I came up with a seasonal two page layout for each month.
I printed each teacher's calendar double-sided on 32lb paper.  I also laminated the front and back cover for extra durability.  Then, I took the calendars to Staples and had them bound.  They charged me $2.50 each since I had multiple copies, but the normal price was still reasonable at $3.00 each.
They turned out so cute that I just had to make one for myself.
Here are a couple of peeks inside my calendar.  I added a few seasonal stickers to make it a bit more festive.  

Although I did not take the extra step with the calendars that I gave away as gifts, I added a simple quilted cover to my calendar.
Now, I am ready to kick back and browse through all the other Monday Made It ideas! 
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6 comments

  1. I would like one of those, please! What an awesome gift and very thoughtful!
    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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  2. What a thoughtful gift! You really put a lot of time and effort into making those calendars and I bet every single teacher appreciated their gift!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  3. Your calendars turned out great! Such a nice gift to so many teachers!

    Brandi
    Swinging for Success
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  4. Those calendars are so cute! I bet they loved them; I know I would've. Such a neat idea. : )

    Ali
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

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