Yes, you can make a lovely holiday planner from the most pedestrian start: paper bags.
Blogger Moxie from Stampersaurus studio brings us this creative use for simple paper bags. The planner's base is built from a stack of paper lunch sacks, folded in the center and secured with binder rings from the office supply store.
Trimmed with a lush assortment of patterned paper, and adorned with printed and downloaded gift lists, Moxie's holiday planner turns trash into Christmas treasure!
Here's an innovative but simple holiday planner from Samantha, who blogs as the Rubber Stamping Diva: an altered composition book.
Note her custom touches that make this project sparkle! A pen holder loop attached to the back cover keeps writing tools close at hand. Inside pockets stand ready to hold gift receipts, while a just-for-fun set of beaded bookmarks makes it easy to find lists, planner pages and calendars.
Last of all, a creative ornament cover embellishment gives this easy project a dazzling creative touch. Nice job!
We're of two minds about this over-the-top Christmas planner. With the most complete tutorial presentation we've ever seen--including video!--blogger Oz-somestamps does a great job explaining how to make this wildly creative entry in the holiday planner field.
But be aware: this project, lovely as it is, is fairly complex and will require some specialty tools. Using a Zutter Bind-it-All and Crop-A-Dile Big Bite papercrafting tools, this project may be for dedicated papercrafters only.
This project also includes downloadable .PDF instructions and printable pages for the planner forms found in the folder. (Once again, we're a bit divided in our praise--these forms show a lot of similarity to Christmas pocket planner forms offered by OrganizedChristmas.com. In the spirit of sharing, we'd like to have seen credit given where credit was due.... but since they're a nice variation on the theme, we're pointing them out anyway.)
Get crafting on this awesome planner from OZ-somestamps: