DIY - Make Your Own Blog Book Organizer7:53 AM
First of all I'm just going to let you know that I've started my job up here at the bookstore and things are going really well. However I'm pretty busy, so I'm going to move my weekly posts to Sunday, which is my day off. :-)
So recently I thought it would be a cool idea to make a Blog Book - a place where I can store planning, inspiration, photos, etc. for my blogging adventures. I've seen blog planners, but not just a Blog Book in general, so I decided to make one and share it with you today.
I think that a binder organizer like this could be useful not only for blogging but also for other things, like keeping pieces or writing together or things for teaching (lesson plans, grading scales, ideas, etc.). It could be used for a lot of things.
Here's what you'll need:1. A binder (it doesn't have to be fancy like mine. I was originally just going to take a white one and decorate it with photos and magazine clippings. I found a Target gift card, which is why I ended up buying a nice one).
2. Lined paper or graph paper.
3. Scrapbook paper (optional, just if you want an extra pretty touch).
5. Hole puncher.
7. Tabs (or make your own like I did).
8. Optional: printed photos and decor.
Here's what you'll need to do:1. Go get your binder. If you already have one, then great! I just got mine at Target, and I'm in love with how cute it is.
2. Go to your computer, open word, and select the calendar template. Here you can customize the way that you want your calendar section to look. Check out mine for an example. I included a goals section at the bottom to help keep myself on track!
3. Fill your binder with lined/graph paper. These will be used for a variety of things. You can also fill it with scrapbooking paper, just to give it more of an artsy feel. I have a mix of both!
4. Design your cover page. I cut a scrapbook page to fit the inside of my binder and then decorated it with a title (Brooke's Blog Book), and some different aspects of the book. This page can be anything you want it to be, though! Make it fun; make it you!
5. Add tabs between the lined/graph paper. If you want more colorful tabs like mine, cut your scrapbooking paper to a desirable width. Clip one section at one length, and then add a quarter of an inch for every tab you make. This will allow the tabs to fan out when you're looking at them. Then label your tabs however you want. I secured mine to lined paper with Washi tape, which I thought was really cute.
6. Decorate your starting pages with photos and decor! I used my printed off Instagram photos that I cut into squares, or left the bottom open to make it look like a polaroid (really fun tip!).
7. Put everything together if you haven't done so yet! Straighten out your pages, and you're good to go.
Bonus: I bought some extra supplies from the Target dollar section to keep myself organized. They're some sticky notes with bullet points and some flag sticky notes to mark off any important pages.
Have fun with your blog books! You can take them anywhere you want and add meaningful sentiments for you blog. I think it's a really good and cheap way to stay inspired. I spent less than $10 on this project because I used stuff that was mostly from home.
Be sure to send me pictures and let me know if you do this project!