Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Twelve Month Calendar Journal Box

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Do you journal?  I have tried but just don't seem to finish the books.  I have great intentions where I plan to write every day, just a little something to remember days past. So here's what I came up with.  A Calendar Journal Box.


I made the box using my Ryobi Miter Saw and added the twine handles and stained it with Minwax stain.  I filled the box with 365 file cards and 12 dividers using my Dear Lizzy American Crafts paper. I stamped each date January 1, January 2, January 3 - and so on for all 365 days.

Now for the journaling part.  Each day you can pull that dates card and jot a short something down and stick it back behind the rest of the months cards.  Then continue all month, month after month and then when you finish all 365 days you start over. What's fun is you can look back and see what your note was from last year, and the years past, as you reach that date each year for each of the days of the year.








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16 comments:

Deborah Owen said...

New Follower and I love this idea!

Ali Manning said...

I LOVE this project - thanks for the inspiration!

Crystal Ponti said...

Love this idea! Stopping by from the All Things Summer link party! Would love to have you also link this up at the Ladies Only Blog Share link party! Our theme this week is Red, White & BBQ. :)

http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-red-white-bbq/

Miranda @ Someday Crafts said...

I love that cute little box - I think I need about 50 of them in my house for organization! Also, love the quick, daily journaling idea! We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

Aga Tinca said...

What a great idea and pretty colors!!! :))) Love it!!!

Agi @ http://passionshake.blogspot.com/

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Love it, super cute!

Two Shades of Pink said...

I love everything about this. The idea of it and the way you actually made it adorable to look at. Its just so happy and fun! I think I am going to do this. :)

Lindy said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it!

Danielle said...

This is such a great idea! I keep a monthly calendar in which I write a quick note of what I did each day as a more compact way of journaling and being more intentional with my days, but this gives what I do such a more creative spin that I might have to make one of these! :) I love your blog! New follower on BlogLovin! xoxo!

kelly thompson said...

this is fabtastic

lori jonet said...

Do you have measurements for the box?

Katie said...

super cute idea and I love the color!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hey, Chrissy! :) Do you mind adding a link back to me too? Thanks!

Garden Chef said...

What a grand idea! Not only for teachers but for any manager! Thanks! Got you from Serenity Now's weekend bloggy reading link up.

Cathy Compeau said...

I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Erin {Home Everyday} said...

What a cute idea! I would be much more inclined to journal every day or even weekly if there was already a card waiting for me with a date. Good thinking :)