The beginning of the semester is quickly approaching, which means summer is dwindling down to it’s final days. As depressing as it sounds, this DIY will help brighten your spirits, and hopefully make you excited to write that first assignment in your agenda.
This is the first year I am using a Lilly Pulitzer Agenda. They are just too dang cute to pass up! I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of a freak when it comes to school supplies. I love having fresh pens, pencils and sticky notes to help keep me organized throughout the semester. One thing that I wish the Lilly Pulitzer Agenda’s had was some sort of bookmark, or page marker, so I could easily flip to the current week without a problem. My creative juices were flowing this morning and I came up with this perfect agenda bookmark that is so simple, but so effective and adorable that you will be making one in no time.
Just type, “Monogram” into the App Store, and download this app. I love this app, because it features a ton of Lilly Pulitzer backgrounds that you can personalize with your initials.
This step is pretty self explanatory. You can choose a print that matches your agenda’s cover, or you could choose whichever background tickles your fancy. Type in your initials and click save!
Either e-mail or text the photo of the monogram you just created to yourself, and copy and paste it into Microsoft Word. Now, resize the photo so the dimensions are tall in height and short in width, like a bookmark. Then print it out!
If you have some cardboard lying around your house, go get it! Cut a piece of that cardboard out so it is the exact same size of the book mark you just created.
Lay the printed bookmark onto the cardboard cut out. Trim any edges if necessary. Then take clear packing tape and cover the entire bookmark and cardboard piece together, so they become one. This will help save it from wear and tear, and give it a laminated effect.
Using a hole punch, put a hole in the left hand corner and tie a ribbon of your choice in that hole. This will stick out of your agenda to help locate the desired week
Then you’re all done! This took about 15 minutes to make and I can already tell that this is going to save me so much time this semester.