Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DIY Planner Printables


Earlier this year I decided to go back to using a paper planner. It had been a couple years, and part of me always missed it. I'm a list maker and feel much more organized with a small calendar on my desk showing me at a glance, what's going on for the week.

I had picked up one for cheap at Target well after 2014 had begun and it was working well to keep track of my days. It also provided a place to jot down notes for Project Life and store memorabilia. But I wanted more. More customization, more feeling like it was me, and most importantly, an inexpensive way to use it year after year.

So I hopped on the computer and designed calendars and pages that I can print them off as needed. Since they're already made, I figured why not share them with anyone else that would like to make their own planner for super cheap. I'm using this 8.5" x 5.5" binder from Staples and when I bought it, they had $5.00 coupon printable from their site. I had already picked up a pack of sheet protectors and lined paper from Target for about $7.00. So for less than $15.00 I have my own planner that I'm customizing with scrapbook supplies to use year after year.

Here's my inside cover.


And my August and September dividing pages.


I had thought that I would send the pages off to be printed and it costs way too much to copy in color so that's why they are designed in black and white. I did end up printing at home and am still very happy with the results.


You can download the planner pages HERE, it's a single PDF that includes:
an August through December 2014 calendar
individual month calendars from August 2014 through December 2015
a January through December 2015 calendar
weekly planner pages formatted Monday through Sunday

These planner pages are free for your personal use and if you make your own planner, let me know, I'd love to see it!

10 comments:

  1. love your planner!
    i have been thinking about possibly starting one for 2015- right now i just use my ipad.

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  2. This is great! Very nice look!

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  3. These are fun! Thank you. I've been seeing so much hype about paper planners but wasn't willing to spent money and try if this is something that would work for me ... so now I can try. Thank you!

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  4. You are so generous!
    You planner is perfect. I love your front page.

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  5. I knew I liked you for a reason, Elise! I love lists and planning and my planner. I have an A5 Filofax my Mom bought me eons ago. I use it all the time. I don't know what I'd do without it. I like paper planning and I don't think I could ever do it electronically. What would happen if my data was lost? Gasp! LOL!

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  6. Sweet and simple - these planner pages are great! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  7. So cute and so nice. I too am a list maker. I used to keep a planner years ago but always seemed to forget it on my desk at work, this makes me want to start using one again.

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  8. You are so sweet to share!!! I am now a digital planner gal. But I loved the days when I created my own planner and all the fuss I did. But it is easier now to keep it all organized in the cloud :) but not cute at all :(

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!