Watercolor Tropical Theme Day Planner Printable
A flamingo joined the party this month. She’s super organized, and your month will be so much more fun with her on the scene.
Day Planner Binding Ideas
We suggest printing
the planner pages on heavier paper, such as 32# to 48#. We had a few ideas for binding the pages of this planner:
- Print each page on it’s own 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. When you add another month, use double sided tape on the top, bottom, and inside edge to attach the new page. This will create a pocket to keep receipts, business cards, reminders and so on. To keep this pocket from dumping it’s contents, you could punch holes through both pages and tie a lace or ribbon through the holes. Use a different color of ribbon for each month, and you have color coded index dividers!
- Our second idea, which we did for my mil since she had so many appointments, was to make charts. The first chart named all her doctors, nurses and therapists, their phone numbers and addresses, and a place for notes. On the other blank side a chart lists all her medications, when to take, and amounts. Everyone needs lists: to-do, bucket list, etc. Make a chart, and personalize the blank sides of your planner pages.
- Use the blank side for art journaling. All your doodles and notes-to-self can be artfully drawn on the blank sides of planner pages. Use markers or colored pencils, and stickers, and whatever you can think of. You’ll never want to throw it away!
- Another option is to print the first page of each month onto the back of the second page of the previous month. Here is where the heavier paper is nice, as it will not show through, and will have more strength for pen or pencil entries (and the inevitable erasing and cross-outs).
- Bind the planner pages in a 3-ring binder; with O-rings; or a comb binder for a nice lightweight solution. I’m using a three ring binder this year, and if you show me your handy additions, I’ll share what I come up with, too.