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The wind is cool and the leaves are turning. Let's take a little outside and bring it into our bullet journal. Megan @megansonfireee created this cozy fall planner band to mark your page. This is a fast, easy and very satisfying DIY bullet journal project.
Without further ado, here's Megan.
I've got some serious inspiration happening with the change of seasons. I've also got a fully packed schedule and my bujo is taking a beating this month. I found myself flipping back and forth from my future log to my weeklies a lot recently. I suddenly needed a way to mark my sections and have it hold up if I tossed my bujo in my purse, so the Fall into Autumn - Little Leaves Planner band was born! This is a pretty quick project that can be done with supplies most planners already have on hand. Let's get started.
MoxieDori Little Leaves Stencil
Scrap paper in various prints or colors
Medium tipped pen
Planner band or elastic
Choose the leaves you'd like to use in your band and trace them out on your selected papers. I chose to leave off the stems since they are pretty delicate and I wanted this band to hold up.
Once your leaves are traced, add some veining and embellishments. I went with a mix between simple and somewhat realistic leaf lines. When you've added your details, cut out each leaf. I left a small border around each but do what speaks to you. Make it your own.
Arrange your leaves on a larger piece of scrap paper. I think a slight arc and some overlapping achieve a really great look. When your happy with your placement, tack each one into place with your glue runner. A glue stick or glue dots would also work well here.
Add some wording. I went with a faux calligraphy look for the word "fall." No special pens are required.
Trim around your entire piece. Again, I left a small border around mine to match the look of the leaves. Also cut out 2 tabs, approximately 1 inch in length and half an inch in width. We will use these to attach our piece to the planner band.
With your glue runner apply glue to the bottom and top ends of each tab. I placed my finger in the center of each tab and used that as my stopping point. You could also measure the width of your band or mark it off in the center of each tab. Just whatever you do, don't glue the entire tab. We want the band to be able to slide freely between the tabs. This way you can use it again in another project and it's neat and clean.
For this particular project I used a Happy Planner brand mini planner band and it's perfect size for my bujo. It's approximately 6 ¾ in length when laying flat. An elastic headband would probably work just as well. Or if your a real diy-er, you could make up your own band with double fold or craft elastic. Center the tabs over the back of your piece and the planner band and press firmly so the glue holds in place.
Enjoy! I slip this around my cover and my future log and have a clip marking my weeklies, it makes finding my most used pages a breeze. You could use this for a fun seasonal element on the outside of your bullet journal as well, laminating it would ensure it lasted all season. But for a pretty page marker, it's a quick and simple project. If you make a Fall into Autumn - Little leaves planner band tag me on Instagram at megansonfireee. I'd love to see your creations! ~Megan