Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my 2014 day planner that I compiled using free printables from the web! I am old fashioned and need my schedule on paper. Right in front of me. I have a smart phone that I am sure has a wonderful calendar and reminders, but I just can’t function like that! I’m a hard copy kind of gal.
A day planner would also make a great Christmas gift for a friend! You can customize it however you’d like! I will also show you how I made my own tabs and give you a chance to win all of the equipment to make your own! So this is a 3 in one post! A tutorial, a giveaway, and free printables! I’ve linked all of my sources as well as my pinterest board with many more free printable planner ideas at the bottom of the post! Let’s get started!
I chose a 3 ring binder for my planner (1″). There are many fancy binding systems out there, and I am currently thinking about getting one, but I wanted to be able to easily take pages in and out and a binder seemed like an inexpensive and practical way to do that. I got one that slants and can fold over so that it doesn’t take up a lot of room when I have it open.
I love these folders. Perfect for storing flyers, coupons, and my grocery list.
I like having my menu and grocery list right in front. It makes it easy to grab without flipping through pages. I am NOT good at making or sticking to a menu, but I’d like to be! Hopefully having it right there in front will remind me to do better.
I have a year at a glace birthday calendar right in front. Easy to see which events are coming up without thumbing through my calendar.
I like full page calendars and this one is perfect. Plenty of room for scheduling and even a notes section on the bottom. My tabs begin here and go through each month.
Behind each monthly calendar I have 2 pages (4 weeks) of daily schedules and to do lists.
The front half of my binder is my calendar. The back half is my church and blog sections. I work with the children at our church and we have planning meetings frequently so I needed a section for those.
I printed out another year at a glance chart to keep track of the kids activities and the Sundays that I am teaching the lesson in Primary (Sunday School).
Lots and lots of note pages make it easy to go back and find the notes from the previous month.
The next tab is my blog. I printed out a separate calendar designed for bloggers.
I can keep track of posts, giveaways, and ideas for future posts.
In the back of my binder I have more clear envelopes to store extra menus as well as blog related items like flyers, gift cards that I am giving away, etc.
I’m loving this day planner and think it will do a great job keeping up with my craziness next year! I recently joined the We R Memory Keepers / LifeStyle Crafts studio as a Home and Organization designer! This means that I will be sharing projects and fun tools with you along with tutorials, giveaways, and reader discounts! Today I am going to show you how I made the tabs for my binder and then give away everything you see below!
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The Tab Punch is pretty self explanatory. It works like a charm and holds all of the punches in a storage area under the punch until I am ready for them. I punched out as many tabs as I needed with my favorite colors of card stock.
Then I used the TAB labels to categorize everything! The labels work for many fun projects. Day planners, calendars, and recipe books! That would be fun to put together sometime and would make a great wedding gift or college gift for a friend. Make dividers and fill a small binder with your favorite quick and easy recipes! Ok, back to my planner…
After I labeled my tabs, I used the TAB stickers to adhere them to my cardstock dividers. The stickers fold in half and sandwich the cardstock in between the sticky layers.
Simple as that!
To make a day planner of your own, follow the links below to all of the free printables that I used!
I made a Pinterest board to keep track of my favorites from the web. There are so many that I loved, but didn’t end up using. You can find those here.
Disclosure: I am a studio member for LifeStyle Crafts/We R Memory Keepers. I receive products of my choosing in exchange for tutorials and projects shared on Gluesticks.