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The “how to make your own custom blog planner” goodness continues today friends!
Since you already assembled your planner contents, all you have to do now is add a cover from a store bought journal/hard bound book.
Start with an existing journal or book. You’ll need one that is bound using a front cover and a back cover sheet.
Using a utility knife, cut along the inside edge for both the front and back covers to disconnect the ‘pages’ or insert from the cover.
Match up the contact paper (I used chalkboard contact paper, but any contact paper, except the clear kind, will do) to the front and back cover. Cut pieces of contact paper the same size as the front and back cover sheet.
Take your already assembled planner insert and sit in the inside of the cover, matching the spine of the insert to the spine of the cover. Remove the adhesive cover from the back cover sheet of contact paper. Adhere the contact paper to the back cardstock cover sheet and also to the back cover, securing the insert in place to the back cover.
Hot glue the tied-up spine of the insert to the spine of the cover.
Next, adhere the contact paper to the front cardstock cover sheet and also to the front cover. The insert should now be firmly secured in place.
The best part of this customized, tailored blog planner/day planner is that you end up having every single thing you want in one spot. Chore charts, blog plan checklists, idea pages- or whatever you thought was most important in a dayplanner.
I mentioned (a couple of times) that I am weirdly excited about this planner. I can’t help it- I love having everything in one place, all organized and ducks in a row. And I am absolutely making one of these every year from now on.
Happy organizing, friends! 🙂
I’d love a copy of your planner template. I’m tired of my corporate looking planner pages and want to try to make my own this year. 🙂
Hey Lisa! Unfortunately I lost that file in a computer crash… UGH! Sorry!