Once a year I start getting all intense about a deciding on a new calendar. A couple of years ago I stumbled upon a Moleskin calendar that I really loved. It was lightweight, just the right size and thickness – but the downside was that it was only monthly. There were notes pages set between each month, but as my life got busier and busier just having one little box to write in wasn’t cutting it. So last year I decided to try out a Plum Paper calendar. I really loved it at first, but as the year went on I really missed my lightweight Moleskin. The Plum Paper was just too bulky and it had too much going on in it. I realized that if i was going to have to go back to a Moleskin, I was going to have to come up with some sort of daily or weekly calendar to add to it.
I searched everywhere I could think of for some sort of weekly paper pad and couldn’t find one that I liked. While searching, I stumbled upon this tutorial for how to make your own notepad and my calendar issues were solved!
I purchased this weekly calendar template from Easy Peasy Paper and had it printed at a local copy shop. I went ahead and printed 52 for all the weeks, but decided to only use about half the stack at a time for my planner pad.
I pretty much followed the directions from the tutorial to a tee and so far it’s turned out perfect.
I probably did more layers of glue than necessary and like she mentions in the tutorial, you definitely need to splurge and use the e6000. I found these little clamps at Home Depot for 99 cents each and I used a couple of sheets of cardboard to hold the pages in place. The whole project took a day or so – and most of that was just waiting for the glue to dry.
I love how it turned out and it solved my calendar crisis by giving me back my Moleskin that I love.