As a compulsive list maker i have always found my self reaching for a pen and paper to organize my thoughts and plans. Not having a book to collate all the lists meant that i spent more time hunting for the illusive list than actually working on them. I tried all kinds of binders, but did not find any thing that suited my purpose and So DIY to the rescue.
I started off with a regular Note book. I had a small 5 X 7 inch spiral bound note book that my husband got at a company conference. I loved the size and the pages were amazing . It has only ruled pages but that would do for me. The Reasons, i like this book is that it has a translucent first page then followed up by a blank white sheet of card stock. Add to that it has an elastic band that keeps the book bound tight and a small loop for a pen or pencil
As much as i like the possibility of the plain white card stock i was not in the mood to do any doodles or painting . I simply stuck a pretty 6 X 6 origami paper aliging it from the bottom and trimmed out the excess.
On the outer translucent plastic covering page i simply stuck alphabets with a bit of whimsical alignment that spelling out my name .
To partition the secitions of the book I added colorful plastic post it tabs and wrote on them that they were for . Foe me the secitions were
2) Short term projects
3) Long term projects
I tried to scratch off the Logo but it would not come off :( I am yet to add an embellishment to cover that.
I am going to explore how to turn any run of the mill notebook into an organizer soon
- Note book – free ( had it on hand)
- Origami paper – Purchased a 5 rm pack from Daiso on a trip to KL
- Stickers – $1 at Dollar Tree