How to make planner dividers for your Filofax or Kikki K

DIY Planner DividersAt the start of the year one of my (many!) new years resolution was to get organised! Out went the multiple post it notes, scraps of paper, notebooks and iphone lists and in came a pretty pink A5 Kikki K personal planner. Finally I had my calendar, to-do lists, ideas and everything else I needed to stay on top of work and life in one place!

Being a creative type I have embraced decorating my planner with pretty washi tapes and making my own customised planner dividers and inserts. When I was at the Trade Show back in February I spotted some A4 paper pads that contain a combination of 15 sheets of 120gsm paper and 15 sheets of 270gsm cardstock. One of the paper pads, Romantic Flowers caught my eye so as soon as it arrived on Friday I grabbed a pad to make a new set of A5 dividers for my Kikki K.

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If you fancy having a go at making your own dividers you will need:

A set of dividers from your current planner
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
Romantic Flowers Paper Pad
Laminator & Laminating pouches 
Pen to label your tabs, I used a Dymo Label maker and the black on transparent Dymo tape
Hole Punch – I used a Rapesco one

How to:

1. Select your papers, I was making 7 dividers so I selected my 7 favourite card stock prints from the Romantic Flower Paperpad.

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2. Using your existing dividers, cut your cardstock to size. P1018320

I used a trimmer to cut my sheets to the same size P1018322

I then used each individual divider to cut out the tabs using a pair of scissors.P1018324

3. Label each of your tabs. I have a fab Dymo label maker which will print any font you choose onto a label 7mm thick which makes it perfect for labelling planner dividers. I used the free font KG Somebody That I Used to Know

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4. Next put each divider into a laminating pouch and run it through your laminator (laminators are really cheap you can pick one up for about £15)

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5. Once all your dividers are laminated use your trimmer/scissors to cut around each divider.

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6. Using a punched piece of paper as a guide, punch holes in each of your dividers so they are ready to go in your planner.

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7. Pop your new dividers in your planner and admire your customised dividers!

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P1018395 Dividers in Kikki K Planner

I used the Romantic Flowers Paper Pad to make my dividers but I’m very tempted to make a second set with the Patisserie Paper Pad. If you fancy having a look at papers in each of the new paper pads along with the new washi tapes and stamps take a look at our YouTube video here

Happy Crafting!

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4 thoughts on “How to make planner dividers for your Filofax or Kikki K

  1. Angelica @ Paperback Princess

    Thanks Kate for that, wonderful and such a detailed tutorial. Just curious, doesn’t the laminating pouch lift once you cut it because it’s no longer “sealed” on the cut side?

    The reason I ask is because I seen Paper Glam uncoil her Erin Condren Life Planner and once she cut and punched the side of the front cover it started lifting.

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    1. Kate Post author

      Hi Angelica, I have found that if you cut too close to the divider it can lift over time, but if you leave a couple of mm around the divider it should be fine xx

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  2. kathy @ more coffee, less talky

    hi there,

    I’ve been looking around the internet for measurements to make DIY dividers. I just bought a gently-used Kikki K large planner (A5) but it doesn’t come with andy inserts so I don’t have a template to use. Can you please tell me the exact measurements of your dividers?

    Btw, love the patterns! I have a personal size Kikki and made my own dividers with my favourite cardstock! 🙂

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