Wednesday, August 7, 2013

{diy monogram moleskin agenda}

I recently picked up a brand new Moleskin agenda since I use the ones that are on the academic calender which start in July/August.  Like most Moleskin brand notebooks this one is pretty strictly no frills, but that is exactly what I need on the inside of a planner/agenda.  The problem is that I have never found a great agenda that has the set up like the interior of this Moleskins one, but with a little bit more flair on the outside.  So this time around, I decided I would fancy up my agenda myself.  Using barely half a yard of some amazing ribbon I picked up on my last trip to Britex and a new monogram font I came across, I was able to transform this simple agenda.

I used this extra sticky thin double sided tape from Paper Source to adhere the ribbon around both the front and back covers of the agenda.  Then I used this font to create my monogram (yes my initials are NZX- that's what you get when you are half Lithuanian and then you marry a man with a Greek last name).  I printed it on coated sticker paper that I had leftover from some wedding projects then used this 3 inch circle punch to expertly cut it out.  If you don't want to invest in the monogram font or figure out how exactly to format your printer for special materials, you can buy monogram stickers from this Etsy shop.

This was a quick project that significantly improved the look of my boring agenda- although I think next year I might get serious about finding a fun replacement that has the amount of functionality on the inside that I prefer- any suggestions?


  1. This is such a great idea! Great for gifts too!

  2. everyone on my christmas list can expect these bad boys this year!! so cute!

    1. LOL Seriously, huh?! Such a neat idea!

  3. These are adorable! My friends can definitely expect these haha. I had the same problem trying to find function + fashionable in an agenda, until I stumbled across Pierre Belvedere's stuff ( The patterns change but they have a decent collection of colours!