I love my planner. Like, really really REALLY love my planner. My friends and coworkers are always making fun of me because (apparently) these smart phones we carry around have “calendars” on them – but it’s SO not the same! I love the act of writing things down, I even more so love the act of crossing things off, and I just love how visually pleasing it all is. It’s one of those childhood/teenage/college things I just can’t get rid of. Like, ever. These 15 ways to spruce up your planner will help to keep you organized and engaged with your life, and they’re just so much fun!
15 Ways to Spruce Up Your Planner
First, I’d like to start with my favorite planner – the one I am using now. I use a Project Manager planner from CarrieElle.com and it has seriously been my best friend the past 2 years (Okay, I can’t drink wine with my planner…or can I???) I used one to plan my wedding last year, and am using this one to start growing my business while still employed full-time. It’s been a crazy 2 years!
Here are some great DIY accessories that are so easy anyone can make them!
Washi Tape Ideas – This has so many fun ways to use Washi tape to beautify your planner! It also has great suggestions for turning your planner into an on-the-go scrapbook. Looking for some fun Washi tape? Here are some of my favorite playful & romantic styles – make it your own!
Planner Paper Clips – Ever get lost in your planner and find yourself rummaging through the pages? “Shoot – where is this week’s page?” or “Ugh, I know my deadline page is around here somewhere.” Well, problem solved! These little paper clips keep everything important super easy to find. And they’re easy to make. Oh, and they’re great gifts for teachers!
DIY Pen Holder – What is a planner without a pen?! Um, a really boring piece of literature, I guess (although I’m sure I read way more boring things in college.) This pen holder keeps all your favorites in one place and doesn’t require much work.
Planner Pockets – Learn how to add some dimension to your planner by adding pockets to any of your favorite pages. More storage? I’ll take it!
Tassel Keychain – This is a fun way to add some color and Boho chic elements to your planner. Cute, easy, fun. Yup, that simple.
Llama Inserts & Clips – I’ve jumped on the llama train! They’re so cute, I don’t even care that one might spit at me every once in awhile! These printables are fun additions to any planner.
Free Printable Stickers – These are cute little reminders for all the fun things we do in life: date night, birthdays, weddings. There is also a great tutorial for how to turn your photos into stickers! I know I’d love a silly pic to remind me it’s my friend’s birthday 🙂
Inspirational Stickers – Yes, sometimes we need to remind ourselves that WE GOT THIS! These stickers include to-do lists and quotes to keep you positive and motivated.
Owl Stickers – I love owls almost as much I love planners, and these cute stickers are great for those of you who like to build your own planner/journal from scratch. Stickers for everything – exercise, kids, personal and blanks for you to fill in your own!
Make Your Own – This is a great tutorial to help you get really personal and make your own stickers! Again, a way to be creative and a great gift for teachers!
Not a total DIY-er, or trying to save some time?? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! Here are great ways to liven up your planner with little work (and little $$$):
Best Planner Pens – Pens make a difference, they really do!! Here is a list of favorites to help you find which ones are right for you.
Shamrock Paper Clips – I’m an Irish girl, and I love me some Shamrocks. I’m sure you’ve learned (or will, because I can’t help myself) that St Paddy’s day is my favorite holiday, so these little guys just make me…smile 🙂
Fabric Pencil Holder – This fun pouch secures to the front of your planner and you will never have to dig through your purse looking for a pen again. And it’s under $15.
Planner Pouch – This cover pouch has pockets to hold grocery lists, receipts, coupons, you name it! And it turns a basic planner into a decorative space.
Sloth Cover Pouch – OK, this is similar to the above pouch but….SLOTHS!!!!
Have fun making making your planner pretty, everyone!
As always, check out Scrapbook.com for fun, FREE classes to keep you crafting!
Like these ideas? Here are some more ways to help keep your life organized: