DIY organizer

Happy New Year Crate Paper friends. We might already be a few days into 2020, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start getting organized and planning our days a little better right now! After all, sometimes it takes a bit to settle into new routines that include things like New Year’s Resolutions. That’s why I start the year by creating a DIY organizer that will help me reach my maximum productivity potential in the coming year!

The size of the DIY organizer is 5x8.5 inches. To create the base, I trimmed down white cardstock into 17x5.5 inches and folded into seven parts. I added heavy cardstock cover to the cardstock base to make the organizer more permanent. I covered the pages with pattern papers from the lovely All Heart collection.

The organizer has four main parts. On both sides, I added a lot of pockets to hold notes and other important papers. On the right side of the center, I added a pocket for my DIY journal. On the right side, I inserted two bookbinding rings into the back cover to create a 2-ring binder with tab dividers. 

I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out varied tab dividers from patterned papers. Between the dividers, I added a bunch of copy paper to my binder.

An elastic band is always a good idea to keep your planner organized! I pierced holes on both sides of my page and pulled the elastic band through the holes. It perfectly keeps my notes in place in a clean and simple way. 

One of my favorite elements of the organizer is my DIY journal. I used the beautiful specialty paper with the holographic hearts from the collection to create the cover, and decorated the front with colorful cross-stitching.

On the backside of the pages, there is more space and pockets for notes!

So that’s it from me today! I hope my planner idea has inspired you to get that 2020 goals or resolution down and start 2020 well organized. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Bea.

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