Make it Monday // DIY Halloween Planner Band

We are entering one of my favorite months of the year.  Honestly, September starts the best season of all - I've said it before and I'll say it again, if it weren't for all of the holidays in the coming months I wouldn't make it through winter!  So to kick it off, here is a DIY planner band just in time for the holiday season
supplies :: fabric flower, festive ribbon, elastic, felt, cabochon, hot glue gun or E6000, hot glue sticks,
I found most of these supplies - the elastic and the fabric flower in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby.  Originally they came from the hair accessory section - right by the jewelry - where all the fancy stuff is.  So if you're looking for a specific color or theme, head there in your local craft store to see what they have.
Start by cutting the ribbon into strips long enough that when doubled over will poke out just enough from under the flower.  Mine were about 7 inches long.  Being to glue the ends to the middle with a small dab of hot glue.  16 should be enough.
Adhere the loops to the back of the flower alternating the layout so that they create a starburst.  Wrap the elastic around the planner you wish this band to fit - I chose my black & white striped Websters Pages planner.  Once taught, but not too tight, trim and glue ends together.
Glue the cabochon to the middle of the flower.  Cut a small circle from felt to use as a backing.  Sandwich the elastic between the felt circle and the flower with glue, covering where the ends of the elastic join.
This technique isn't limited to Halloween!  Create an everyday band or one for any other holiday!  I love this because its a great way to be creative on a budget and to create a planner band suited to you.  I have to say I was never one who was into planner bands...but now I think they are super cute.

If you'd like some more Halloween fun for your personal planner check out this countdown insert, these notes pages, these countdown stickers, and these printable journaling cards.

Happy Halloween Planning!

xoxo, Moe

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