Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DIY Personalized Lesson Plan Book Cover

I have been an elementary school teacher for four years. The first two summers of my career were spent looking for the perfect lesson plan book. Something that had plenty of space to write, and the correct number of boxes to fit my school's schedule. Even when I found the greatest plan book I found myself stuffing meeting notes, "To do" lists, and papers to grade inside. It was a mess!

Finally, I started making my own all in one book. It always starts off slim and by the end of the year is a very heavy, very big binder, that is organized and houses everything I could possibly need. 

This tutorial is for the cover of that plan book. If you're not a teacher, this could be used to make a cover for anything- wedding plans, emergency documents, your children's artwork, etc. This tutorial is completely customizable. 

You pick the background - You pick the font - You pick the writing. 


Supplies: 
  • Your computer, printer, and Powerpoint
  • Paper or cardstock
Other Items Used: 
  • Font Download: Lavanderia Regular
  • Clipart: Labels & Frames 126 from Katies Wish on Etsy.


Step 1: Open Up Powerpoint
 
Step 2: Go to the Design tab and then Slide Orientation. Click on Portrait



Step 3: Right click the page and click on Format Background. This is where you will pick the background for your cover. Before I did this, I googled "gray chevron", picked one out where the pattern took up the whole image and saved it to my computer. 

YOU CAN GOOGLE ANYTHING AND MAKE IT YOUR BACKGROUND. 

Click on picture or texture fill, then File to choose your photo. After you choose your image, click Close. 

 Here it is! 

Step 4: Now to add the text box. Click on Insert and Picture. Then you're going to choose your image. As mentioned in the beginning of the tutorial, I had previously found and downloaded the swirly boxes on Etsy. You can google similar images or purchase them.



 Step 5: Adjust to size. 



Step 6: Add your text. THIS CAN BE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT. 
Click Insert and Text Box and then click inside the box. Type in your text, and edit the font, font size, and color to fit your preference. 












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