Now, to make it not just functional but pretty too!! Here's what you'll need:
Your (not-so-pretty) planner
Ribbon, bows, pictures, etc.
Once you picked your paper, turn it over so that the blank sheet (or opposite side if it's double sided) is facing you. Position your planner so that the paper touches the bottom and side of the front cover. After you have it all lined up, you need to trace around the cover. Cut it out after you finish tracing.
Line up your paper with the cover. You might have some extra paper around the edge. I dealt with that after I glued the paper to the cover. So, glue the paper down first. Then open it up and use either scissors or a craft knife to cut away the extra.
After you have your paper glued down and fitted you can start adding your embellishments. I kept mine somewhat simple. I added a pink ribbon down the side to accentuate the pink flowers on my paper. Then I took chipboard numbers and glued them to the top of the ribbon. Isn't it much better than how it started out? I'm pretty proud!
Show me yours in a comment or leave some love :) My project is also listed over at My Frugal Family! If you're looking for some great crafts but don't have a ton of dinero to spend-- go check it out!!