I needed a new academic-style planner recently, which made me think: I look at my planner every day. And that's when I decided to make my own life planner, a little inspired from those wonderful Erin Condren planners, using my gorgeous patterned papers that I'd also like to look at every day.
|The front and back covers are upcycled|
To make your own homemade 8-1/2X11 life planner, here's a few supplies you might want to include:
- Hole punches: three-hole and crop-a-dile
- Patterned papers--I used a 200-page pad of 8-1/2X11 coordinating patterned papers
- Patterned paper scraps
- Printer paper
- Stamps and stickers
- Plastic pocket folders
- Paper cutter
- Washi tape
Doing this on my typewriter with hand-drawn lines was fun for an hour. But after a couple of hours I took this to the computer. I created a table in Word, and inserted little online pictures--different ones for each month--and I like the look of this better. So much faster this way. It's all good though, and it all works either way.
I found some great monthly layouts at scatteredsquirrel.com along with some creative planner inserts as well, and it's free. Funny the things you trip onto when you're working on a project.
|Yes, it's huge and I use it every day.|
See you Thursday for the rest of this monster DIY Planner part two!
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Plan