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!