DIY Planner Series: DIY Adult Coloring Page Planner Dividers
One of the first things I did when I made my planner was figure out how to get dividers. I got a couple with the paper calendar set I bought (and then threw away). But I only got a few, and I needed at least 12. Of course, I googled. I found a few, but they weren’t super cheap like I wanted.
Thus, I decided to make some. I knew I could have made some from just some boring cardstock, but that’s no fun. So I decided to make my own – with adult coloring pages.
I got really into the adult coloring a couple months ago. While means I have a zillion books. I just pulled them all out and went through them.
When choosing the pictures, try to get one that is more intricate and not an animal. I say this because most of the animal pictures are huge and you need to be able to fit the picture on an A5 size. Not that you can’t, I mean I did one that is an owl, but it’s just easier to use a picture with lots of flowers or random designs.
Anyways, the first thing is to cut out white rectangles for the back. Most coloring pages are thin or have a design on the back, so it is easier to just back it with white cardstock.
If you already have one small divider, I highly recommend using that as a template. That is what I did. But if not, you can always just wing it. I used my mom’s paper cutter, which made my lines more straight.
Then I did the same for the coloring pages. Make sure you line it up exactly and pay attention to where the design will get cut off. Next, cut out little rectangles to make the tabs. I just totally winged this. Glue those rectangles to the back of the coloring pages and then go glue crazy over the complete back of the coloring page.
Glue that page to a piece of the white paper. Use a hole punch to make them planner perfect!
Here is an example of one of mine:
What I like about these is that they are always a work in progress. I can color them now or color them later. Do some here and there. Plus, they are super simple to make!