This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

DIY Planner Binder

If you follow DIY Adulation on any of our social media channels, you already know my passion for planning.  (If you aren’t following you should be.  Find DIY Adulation on these channels: Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Google+ * Instagram.  Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you here while you do that.)  Now that we’re all on the same page, here is the reveal of this awesome DIY planner binder that is beautiful and sparkly (just the way you love it)!

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August is the start of a fresh planner in my house.  (Find out why here.) This year I’m actually changing from a smaller planner to an 8.5 x 11 planner.  These means needing a fresh new binder to hold it and the result is fantastic!  This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll want to start decorating all of your organizing binders.

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

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Materials

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

Step 1

Tip: I chose to put a piece of paper in the top of the clear pocket on the cover of the binder to keep it from sealing.  If you don’t care if the pocket is usable, you don’t have to do this.

Put a coat of Mod Podge on the front cover of your binder.

Step 2

With the binder on a protected surface, pour a generous amount of glitter over the entire front cover.

Step 3

Shake off excess and allow to dry completely.

**Repeat steps 1 through 3 until achieving your desired look.

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

Step 4

Fill in any gaps or light areas there might be by covering the areas with more Mod Podge and covering with glitter. Allow to dry completely.

Step 5

Put a final coat of Mod Podge on to seal the glitter and allow it to dry completely.

Tip: If you are still having trouble with glitter coming off on your hands after applying the last coat, spray the cover with a sealant spray.

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

Step 6

Place a piece of paper or newspaper over the glittered area and secure in to place with painters tape.

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

Step 7

Open binder and place on a protected area with the covers facing up.  Spray paint it and allow paint to dry.

Tip: Depending on the color of your paint and the color of your binder, it could take multiple coats to cover.  The white binder I used took 2 full coats and one touch-up.

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

Step 8

Carefully remove the tape and paper covering the glitter.  Fill with your choice of printable planners (I recommend our awesome Family Planner this one is no longer available) and you’re ready to go.

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

 

It is that easy to create you own custom DIY planner binder!  Personalize your colors, sizes, and more without the hefty price tag!  How will you personalize your planner?  Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to get a free copy of the Family Planner monthly calendar and cleaning schedule when you subscribe to our Newsletter!

 

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

This DIY planner binder is so easy to make that you’ll never go back to store bought!

 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
  • Two things I love… crafts and planning!!!

    • Marie

      Me too!

  • Thanks for your post! I am such a planner addict! I love looking at and reading anything paper planner related.

  • Thank you!! I NEED something like this. Every night this week I have gone to bed resolving to create a planner in the morning. This is just the ticket. Cute blog by the way!

    • Marie

      You’re very welcome, Claire! This was so easy to make, you won’t regret it.

  • Love it! Anything with pink and glitter is so me. Nice to be able to make boring tasks like organisation a bit pretty too.

    • Marie

      Thanks Danii! I’m so with you on the pink and glitter! I think I may have a glitter problem. 😉

  • Oohh! This turned out really cute! This might be the project I need to finally get organized, lol.

    • Marie

      Thanks, Ginger!

  • That came out so cute! I have been trying to find me a planner that I really liked – I guess I will just make one.

    • Marie

      Thanks, Amie! I love printable planners but I hated having them in a plain and boring binder. This seemed like the best solution (especially looking at the $10 price tag on gorgeous binders at the store. lol).

  • Oh my gosh please come to my house and make this for me!!! My brain is cluttered with too much stuff (as is my house). Super impressive!

    • Marie

      You’re so sweet, Chrissa. I can totally relate to a cluttered brain. That’s why it is absolutely necessary for me to put things down on paper. I’m totally lost without my planner. Lol.

  • It turned out really cute! I have a blogger notebook that I use, and it helps to have something physical in front of me to stay organized, versus an excel file to-do list.

    Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!

    • Marie

      I totally agree, Andrea. I need paper and pen to truly stay organized. I’m not great with digital calendars and to-do’s.