There are so many printables out there online, just choose the one you want, download and print for use. There are free options and ones that you have to pay for, simple ones and more complicated ones, lots and lots of printables. I wish I could try them all. I really do love printables. However, there is a point that I felt that the more I tried printables the more I had an idea of what I need my printables to be and how I want them to work. So, instead of spending a lot of time searching and trying different printables, why not make your own?
In this post I will show you a simple way to make printables. You can choose the size, the components, the text you want to add, colors, well – everything!
Lets get started:
Step #1: The first thing is to decided what is the purpose of the printable – is it a weekly one? Maybe a daily docket? Then decide what parts you want to be in the printable- the date, to do list, appointments etc. The last thing you have to decide is the size of your printable – it can be personal, A5, A4 or other.
Step #2: Now what I like to do is to take a piece of paper and do a little illustration of the printable. This way I can have an idea of how I want my printable to look like.
Step #3: In this step we are moving from the paper to the computer. You can make your planner on Word, Excel or some other software, but I found that it is fun and easy to make it with Canva. I use this software to design my images for this blog, for instagram and also to make printables.
First choose the size you want. It can be either from the options they give or put a new size. The size for personal printable is 91X171mm, and the size for A5 is 148X210mm.
And now you have a blank white canvas on which you can start designing your perfect printable.
You can start by adding the layout of the planner. Then dividing it to the different parts you wanted and need in your printable. Adding text, color and shapes, you can be as creative as you want. This is your printable, your perfect printable.
You can find many printables online, but it is so much more exciting to create a printable by yourself. And, there are many ways to make one, but if you can do it in an easy way – so why not try it?!
Let me know, do you try and make your own printables? If you do, share them with me 🙂
Until next time,
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