A few days ago I told you about my Journal 10. If you didn't get a chance to read it, please do, this is a wonderful Journal! Before I bought this Journal, I decided I would have a go at making my own, using my A5 Cuban Filofax.
What a long task this was. First I was going to need a lot of Filofax Notepaper, about 8 pads, then realised I was never going to be able to fit all this in one Filofax, so instead of doing a ten year diary, like Journal 10, I would do a 5 year Filofax diary. So I spent the next few weeks drawing hundreds of lines and writing in the years and adding the dates. I did do the months on Sticky labels, but it made the Diary bulk out at the top, so I removed them and wrote them in by hand instead. I did this all again recently when I made my 365 Journal. I refuse to draw any more lines, next time I'm shoving the lot in the printer. lolI made Monthly stickers, similar to the ones I used here, and added them to the dividers.
Then it was just a matter of placing them into the Filofax.
As you can see, 180 plus pages, plus dividers, is going to take up some real estate on those rings.
So once all that was done, time to fill it all in. I did get quite a bit done, but then got bored with filling in all the previous years details. (I started this in 2011 but backdated it to 2010) I ended up not finishing it and so I used the dividers for my 365 Journal .
But I wanted to show you, what you can do, if you want to make your own... if you have the patience, and there's no need to go and buy ready made ones.