07 January 2010

Twelve Little Journals

Happy Thursday Everyone! I've been sharing some ideas on how to reuse 2009 calendars.

Instead of tossing this away, we'll turn this blah...

...into a Tada!

I cut out the "month" from the calendar and
glued them on the cover of these
little blank notebooks (I got them at Muji).


I assigned a date on each page of the notebook
by gluing the "dates" from the old calendar
.

I did the same on all pages of the journal,
depending on
how many days each month has.


Now I can personalize the journal based
on how I'd like to use it; for example:
(1) daily schedule for appointments
(2) headings like "A.M" & "P.M." or
"Morning", "Noon" & "Night"
(3) leave it blank for quotes, ideas,
gratitude & doodles


I made 12 notebooks for each month of the year.
Now I can't wait to fill up each one!

11 comments:

  1. I still love youre blog! The idéas the creativity! Super wonderful, keep it up :D It´s really inspiering.

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  2. very cute, claire!

    did you completely make the journals yourself? or did you purchase blank notebooks and then add the numbers, etc?

    my verification word is 'luchi'. i think that's funny.

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  3. Hey Claire - I've been following your blog for a while now and I have to say: "WOW!" You have such brilliant ideas for recycling and reusing. Fantastic! And the phrase "blah to tada" has kind of crept into my vocabulary, too... Keep it up, I love reading your posts!
    PS: Ansolutely adore Muji, myself... got some great origami paper there recently and covered some "blah" notebooks to make them look "tada" - here: http://craft-werk.blogspot.com/2009/11/notebooks-before-and-after.html

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  4. Hello and THANK YOU for your comments Jeanette, Susan and Sonja!

    Jeanette, your moral support has my head churning with many more ideas for 2010!

    Susan...Luchi! Heehee, that's funny! I got these journals from a lovely store called MUJI.
    There's a link above :)

    Queen Sonja, thanks for cheering me on! I really appreciate it! Hooray for MUJI!

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  5. those look amazing! great idea for repurposing the calendar and your timing is wonderful as I just saw another 09 calendar in our home yesterday.

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  6. Thanks for visiting Sara & Lisa! Happy New Year :)

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  7. What an absolutelyfantastic idea! Something other than making envelopes and writing paper from all the graphics on the old calendars. Great job.

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  8. I love them, they're so cute! I bet you can't wait to fill them up! :)

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  9. Thanks Sooz! I like making lists (things to do, buy, fix, etc.) and these journals are quite handy for the task :)

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