I've been looking for ways to get more organized and finally decided on a planner.
I had pretty specific requirements for sections and pages so I decided to DIY it.
I started with a spiral bound notebook that measures around 6.5" x 8.5".
It didn't have a closure, so I added some elastic, held on with grommets.
I gathered supplies of paper, washi tape, binder clips and planner inserts.
I ended up purchasing printables from Miss Tiina on Etsy.
When planning my planner (ha), I wrote down the different sections I wanted. Those sections were: year at a glance, monthly calendar, week at a glance, a blog calendar, meal plan calendar, a section for my church work and a section for various notes.
For the monthly pages, I printed each month on a separate page.
I glued the printed sheets directly to the notebook pages, leaving one blank between each month.
For the monthly tabs, I used my tab punch (purchased from stampin' up years ago)
and punched 12 tabs in various colored papers. I folded them over and glued them right to the notebook page. Then I wrote the month onto each of them.
I separated each section in my planner with big binder clips that I covered in washi tape.
This is the "week at a glance" section.
I made an envelope by folding a regular piece of patterned paper up to form a pocket and glued the edges down. Then I covered the edges with cute washi tape. Now I have a spot for notes.
This section is my favorite- it's my meal planning section.
I love having the entire 2 weeks on one page so I can see at a glance what we are having
and what ingredients I made need to purchase.
I have been working hard to be better at meal planning this year and
this section is making it so much easier!
Even though I have washi tape storage in my craft room, I made a small, portable
holder just for my planner. (I use any excuse to make something)
I used a dowel, cut in half, and a small wood coaster-type piece of wood.
I drilled a hole in the wood, the same size as the dowel.
Then I put some wood glue in the hole and tapped the dowel in with a hammer.
Here are the supplies I used for my planner:
planner pages- Miss Tiina on Etsy
elastic, washi tape and polka dot notes- Michaels
binder clips and self stick flags- Walmart
washi tape holder- made by me with supplies from Hobby Lobby
tab punch- Stampin' Up. (This punch is retired now, but you can probably find it on ebay or something similar at the craft store)
Do you use a planner? What do you like best about your planner?
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