I often hear people say that any time before Thanksgiving is too soon to worry about Christmas.  These people obviously aren’t the DIY types!  I don’t know about you, but I started on my gift-making list weeks ago, and I know that I will still be crocheting and beading and gluing all the way to the finish line.  After all, there is a lot to do!  If your head is spinning like mine is, you need to make a Christmas planner like this one sent to use by DSC reader Sharon and shared on her blog, Keen Inspirations.  She used a dollar store photo album as the base and printed out pages to slide into the 4 x 6 photo slots.  She has a link to a set of printable Christmas planner pages in her blog post that she used for hers, or you could make your own custom pages.  [how to make a Christmas planner]

Project estimate:

  • Photo album, $1
  • 4 x 6 index cards, on hand or $1
  • Scrapbook paper, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Printable planner pages, free

Total: $1 and up

Remember, Christmas is coming faster than you’d like to admit!  Here are a few other projects from the DSC archives to try out as well: