Handcrafted Notebook and Planner

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Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - front page showing all monthsIt is most convenient to complete goals through a list of plans. The idea struck me when I was making a mini work scheduler. I realized that it is much easier to execute activities with a guide so why not make one at home.


Buying an organizer notebook is too expensive for me so from my free calendar printables I resized them into the size of a notebook and made my own daily, weekly, and monthly organizer notebook which will stand on my study table at home. It will contain my personal activities apart from work as I already made one earlier at my workplace.

I designed this notebook to stand on a table so it's easy to read and flip.


Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - supplies


  1. Cut out the printables and arrange them by month, from cover page (2019 calendar to 2020 calendar).
  2. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - cut out the pages and arrange by month

  3. On the back of each page write "notes" and draw lines.
  4. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - on the back write "notes" and draw lines
  5. Use extra bond paper and cut in half. Write and draw the number of days. This will be the daily activity record page. Place this after each month.
  6. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - create a daily activity page
  7. Take a piece of cardboard and cut 2 pieces based on the size of the calendar pages with an extra 1/4 inch allowance on all sides. (I used a recycled cake box that is firm and had shiny texture.) This will be the cover.
  8. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - make a cardboard cover

  9. Now, punch 6 holes on the top portion of the calendar including the covers.
  10. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - punch 6 holes on the top through all pages and cover
  11. Get the fasteners and detach the hands from the head.
  12. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - detach the arms of the fastener from the head
    Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - detached parts of the fasteners
  13. Wrap them around a pen to form rings. This will serve as binder rings.
  14. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - wrap around a pen to form rings
    Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - metal rings to bind the calendar
  15. Insert the rings into the holes to bind the arranged pages.
  16. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - insert the rings into the punched holes
    Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - pages and cover bound together

  17. Draw a design for the front cover.
  18. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - front cover design with colored pens or pencils
  19. Make it stand on a table.
  20. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - stand it up on a table
  21. You're now ready to set up your plans.
  22. Handcrafted Notebook and Planner - side view with it open to a calendar page

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January 23, 20190 found this helpful


This is so lovely and practical!

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January 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks Robyn

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