2015 is almost here! And I am so glad to be going back to the coiled version of the Erin Condren Life Planner. With my new use and wanting to keep memories in it, a coiled version would better suit my needs. No more loose pages that I’d otherwise toss out! Anyways here is a pictorial on how I made these top tabs for my planner!

Items Needed:

  • Tab Punch (Mine are from We R Memory Keepers, purchased from Hobby Lobby)
  • Tab Stickers (usually comes with the tab punch, but can also be purchased separately)
  • Scrap Paper
  • Labels/Stickers

The first thing you need to do is decide on how many tabs you want and the categories for them all.
I went with 4 since that was all that could fit with this tab punch! My sections are as follows:

  • Lists – I plan to write down wish lists, gift ideas lists, and any other kinds of lists in this section
  • Inspiration – In this section I would like to write down quotes that inspire me or paste pictures of inspirational projects. Also maybe jot down some ideas and notes for future projects.
  • Finances – A place to keep track of all of our income and expenses. Maybe a savings plan, online shopping tracker, and more!
  • Goals – Goals for the year! Personal, business and more.

Then start punching out your tabs using scrapbook paper. You can write directly on the paper or use a sticker or label like I did to make it stand out a bit more. Use a sharpie to make it more bold too!

After labeling your tabs, position them in your notes section and in the order you’d like. How many pages of notes do you want in each section?

Then grab your tab stickers and place the punched out and labeled tab under the middle fold line on the sticky side. Before folding the sticker down, place the bottom part of the sticker on the back of the paper you want that section to start on.

Then just fold down. Don’t worry though if you don’t like the position, these are removable and comes off pretty easily if you do it carefully and slowly.

Next, grab the 2nd tab and position it right after the 1st tab on a few pages behind the first section and repeat the steps above. And do that for the rest of your tabs!

& that’s how to make your own tabbed sections for your planner!

I hope this helped you out!

If you do end up using these I would love to see pictures. Tag me on Instagram @wenduhh_plans or #mswenduhhblog

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