HOW TO: DIY Journal and Planner
Want to create custom and personalized journals or planners to sell? You can make your own DIY journal and DIY planner in 10 minutes or less! With the right supplies, equipment and resources, you can create quality journals to sell that doesn’t require the cinch or laminating machine!
Below is everything you’ll need to make your own planner or journal from start to finish. If you’re more of a visual person, scroll down to the video.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY JOURNALS AND DIY PLANNERS
- Trubind hole punch
- Wire Binding
- Back kraft cardstock (30 pt)
- Glossy INKJET coverstock
- INKJET Printer
Paper Options & for Inside
Recommended Graphics for Kid Journals
How to Assemble DIY Journal and Planner
1. Print Cover and Inserts
I design my covers using Photoshop. If you’re not familiar with it you can also get pre-made cover designs from Etsy, or create your own using Canva or Word Doc. Print borderless on this letter size glossy cardstock using a top or rear loading inkjet printer. Then either print your planner inserts or use pre-lined, dotted, or blank paper for the inside.
2. Hole Punch & Arrange Paper
Use the Trubind hole punch to punch holes into the cover page, back kraft cardstock page and the insert pages. Do not punch more than 20 at a home. Arrange your papers in this order BACK, COVER, INSERT PAGES.
3. ADD WIRE AND BIND
Drape wire on back metal hangers and add your pages, face down. First BACK COVER, then FRONT cover then INSIDE PAGES. Take off hanger and hold planner in your hands and place wire spine into the wire closing slot. Make sure dial matches the width of your wire (i.e. 1/2 or 9/16). Lower the lever and once wire binding is closed take out. Turn the back to the back and your planner is complete/
NEED TO SEE IT IN ACTION? CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW ON HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR DIY JOURNAL!
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