Create your own tiny planner!
Where to Buy a Mini Binder
Absent Studio - TOFU
These binders are adorable!! I haven’t ordered one yet but I really want to! There aren’t any pockets inside the binders, but there are neat pvc pockets available from this collection. The paper size is closer to what I use for my printables. I also LOVE that they come with a hook so you can hook your planner to your key ring or purse! She’s a small business (solopreneur), uses vegan leather and is based in California!
Moterm Store on AliExpress
Moterm also has an independent website, but the shipping costs are higher. You’ll have to wait longer if you order from AliExpress. These are made with real leather and have lots of pockets!
This is the cheapest option for PVC planners, but you have to be willing to wait a long time and buy directly from China. They do take PayPal.
These are more expensive, if you find a better option on Amazon please let me know! I haven’t ordered from this seller.
Some sellers are starting to use Etsy for these 3 ring binders. I prefer the wider binders so that’s what I’ve shared. This vendor is in China and charges for shipping.
The rings have slightly different spacing, but these little binders will fit my nano rings printables perfectly! Be sure to stop by your local Staples during Back to School to see the awesome decorative designs. I used these binders for 2 years and they are well made and come in all kinds of cute designs.
Materials & Tools
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3/16” Hole Punch
I think this is the perfect size punch for mini binders!
My Favorite Paper- HP Premium 32#
This is my absolute favorite paper to use for printing inserts. It doesn’t bleed or ghost, I can pull stickers up without tearing the page, and it prints colors beautifully. The only limitation I’ve found is that it doesn’t accept tea/coffee dying at all.
Tiny Paper Clips from Tim Holtz
These are fantastic for tiny planners! They hold the pages well but aren’t too tight.
Thermal Laminating Pouches
These stick to both sides of the paper and are great for laminating tabs and stickers as well as everything else!
Living my best #momlife
Hi there! I’m a stay at home mom to two wild and wonderful kiddos. They keep me busy most of the day, but I still manage to sneak in time for crafting!
I never expected my life as a mother to be so BUSY! We’re always on the move and it feels like life is constantly changing. I found myself always trying to use my planner with a baby in my arms- and it never worked when I was carrying my huge A5 planner.
One day I was cruising the clearance section at Staples and saw a TINY binder. I’d seen people using pocket sized planners online, but I hadn’t been willing to commit without trying it first. Here was a small “planner” binder I could test for just $3! That day I came home and started making inserts that would fit my tiny binder- the rest is history. The more I used the tiny binder the more obvious it became that THIS is the size that works for me! I’ve even tried to move up to a pocket sized planner- but it was too big because it didn’t actually fit in my pocket. Hah!
I’m convinced that anyone can keep their schedule in a tiny planner- want to give it a try?