A few months ago I treated myself to a bargain planner in the Kikki.K sale. My planner came with lots of sub-dividers, but some of these sections are still quite large and it would be useful to be able to quickly open the relevant month of the calendar, or my latest to do-list. When shopping in Tiger recently, I found this single hole punch for just £1, which is exactly what I needed to make my own custom planner dividers.
This is a really simple make that can easily be completed in around 20 minutes and doesn’t require too many materials!
You will need:
- Patterned paper (I used some Mollie Makes patterned papers and some Nikki McWilliams wrapping paper).
- Card (an old cereal box would be perfect!)
- Single hole punch
- Double sided tape
- Ruler, scissors, pencil
You’ll also need your planner to hand so that your dividers fit.
- Measure the height of your planner page, and work out how much you want your marker to stick out at the top (I chose 1cm). You’ll also need to decide on the width (I went for 5cm). Draw this out on your card and cut.
- Cut out your paper. You’ll need to cut two pieces, one which is 2cm taller and 2cm wider than your card, and one which is 1cm shorter and 1cm narrower than your card.
- Attach double-sided tape to one side of the card and attach the larger piece of paper. Try to keep the excess around the sides roughly the same, but it doesn’t matter too much if you’re not exact!
- Turn over your card and apply double sided tape around the edge. Fold over the paper so that you have a nice smooth edge.
- Apply double-sided tape to the wrong side of the smaller piece of paper. Stick to the card, covering where you have the folded over bits.
- Line your divider up against one of your planner pages, and using a pencil, mark where the holes need to be punched.
- Using your single-hole punch, punch out the required number of holes. Once complete, rub out any pencil marks.
You’ve now got a custom planner divider! This DIY could also be used to make some fancy bookmarks, just leave out the last two steps. You could also then decorate your dividers with some washi tape to make them even prettier.
If you do decide to give this a go, please do share your make on Instagram, and don’t forget to tag me so that I can see (@emmakesandbakes).