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Handmade Planner for 2024

Hello everyone. Do you have a lot of plans for this coming year? Time is more valuable than money. Why? Because you can always make more money but you cannot get time back. It is priceless. That is why it is essential we organize it and make the most out of it. The best way to do that? - Planners.

Have you ever had that feeling of being lost, overwhelmed, or forgetting important dates or tasks? That is your mind crying out for some organization. And trust us, planners and are the ultimate solution. They are not just pieces of paper, they are your personal assistants. Keeping track of your appointments, deadlines, projects, events, your loved ones birthdays, etc.

Imagine planning your day, week, and month in advance. Imagine having more control over your time, tasks, and ultimately, your life. That is what these gems give you.

And here is the best part: You do not always have to buy one. You can make one by yourself! Having a planner is not just practical - it is also a lot of fun, and you can have your own style. You can decorate them, add color to them, add stickers or sticky notes, and make them fully yours.

So, what are you waiting for? Start organizing your life today with a cute, practical planner. We will show you the examples and what we offer to make your own planner special. Remember, the key to success is a well-planned journey. Let's make every moment count.


Handmade Planner Ideas

References: MT* x Journal website

*MT is the original brand of washi paper masking tape, created by the 100 year old company Kamoi Kakoshi and produced in Japan. MT is ideal for temporary decoration, for tiny objects to entire rooms, and for ordinary or special occasions throughout the day, from sealing a lunch bag to making a special gift wrap.


Creater: chimm (Japan)

She lives in Kansai region, Japan, with her husband and son. She makes it a routine to write a childcare diary at the end of each day.

Instagram @1024ck

She uses the combination of pens, markers, stamps, washi tapes, and stickers.

Not only diary, but also her favorite things are written and drawn on some pages like these two pages.

She has a different style on each page. Every page can be your own artwork!


Creater: Yasmine Levasseur (France)

She is a DIY maker and does hobby crafts such as polymer clay (It is an oven bake modeling material composed of polymers, resins, coloring agents and fillers.), scrapbooking, sewing, and journaling.

If you use a ruler, you can easily draw squares for the entire year in one page. How you use them is up to you. You can cross the days that have passed, or color your off days.

There is an interesting idea on the right page. You can draw a book shelf with books without titles or colors, and add a title and color every time you finish reading one book.

Here is an amazing idea of gathering all the washi tapes you have on one page or two!

Of course, you can make a classic style planner by yourself. You can add special sections on the side. This can be done because it is a handmade planner.

Here is a weekly plan/task page. You can even add the weather.


Creater: Helen Colebrook (United Kingdom)

She is a blogger and youtuber about journaling. She hosts workshops sometimes.

Instagram @journalwithpurpose

Her style is much simpler than the other two. You just need a notebook, some pens, and one washi tape to make it practical yet cute!

If you need some additional information you want to add or hide a part of your page, you can attach a card.


What We Offer for Handmade Planner

Did you get any ideas for your own planner for those three people's planners above? Some of you must be good at drawing, but not everyone is. You may want to try a handmade planner, but you may not be confident that you can do it well, you may be busy, or you may have a variety of other situations. In such cases, the items we offer can help. We have many items for planners in our physical and online stores, some of which are introduced here today.

Note: We have totally different selections at our physical store and online store.


Colorful and simple, washi tapes can be torn by hand and is easy to reposition. The tape can be used on paper, objects and walls. Most of the tapes are semi-transparent so they can be especially pretty when they are layered. They are also easy to write on so they are handy for making notes or messages.

We have a variety of washi tapes of different thicknesses and patterns.

We recently got the collaboration tapes of MT and dagashi Japanese snacks.


Many of the sticky notes we offer have a large space for notes, allowing you to easily create all sorts of pretty sections in your planner by simply sticking them on. Note pads have even more space to write down. You can tape them or glue them on your planner!

These ones are perfect for the busiest or laziest people! They are already made, so you can just put them on your notebook, or anywhere, including your fridge and bullet board.

We carry more Sanrio sticky notes than ever! Which style/character do you like most?


We offer so many different types of pens. There are different basic black pens alone, and of course many colorful pens, including cute pastel colored ones. We also have pens with different types of nibs, such as brush pens and fountain pens. You are sure to find the right kind of pen for you.

These pens are water based color pens for easy and colorful writing. "Moist-keep ink" was developed by blending many moisture-absorbing ingredients that absorb moisture in the air, so the ink will not dry out without a cap.

Even if a lighter color is applied over a darker color such as black, the darker color will not bleed through.

Things to note:

Line thickness 0.6 mm

Ink: Water-based dye

Size: 10 mm (maximum diameter) x 147 mm (total length) | 0.39 x 5.78"


It comes with two colors in one pen. The "Highlighting Color(めだたせカラー)" has an ink color that does not flicker easily and is suitable for marking on top of a text, while the "Clear Memo(はっきりメモ)" has a darker ink color and is an ultra-fine pen suitable for writing important information. The Flattening Color and the Clear Memo are similar colors however, you can still get a clear, unified marking.

Things to note:

Package: 3.42 x 7.87"

Colors: Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple

Made in Japan


The tip of the brush pen is 0.07" (2 mm) in diameter, and it has a very fine and delicate touch. The tip is made of artificial hair (special fiber) which is rich in elasticity. Each pen is hand-crafted with great care. It uses water-based pigmented ink, which has excellent light and water resistance, so the color does not fade after it dries.

By adjusting the writing pressure, you can draw lines of varying thickness or flowing lines.

You can trace colors with a brush moistened with water, or apply water directly to the tip of the brush to make it blur beautifully.

Colors can be mixed by painting over with the tips dipped in water. An infinite number of colors can be created by mixing colors on a palette.

Things to note:

5.11 × 7.87 × 2.36" | 55 x 175 x 25 mm (exterior box)

⌀0.35 x 6.69” Long | ⌀9 x 170 mm long, (each pen)

(Spring) Green Blue, Yellow Ochre, Pale Orange, Madder, Pink

(Summer) Brown, Navy Blue, Yellow Green, Indigo, Cerulean Blue

(Autumn) Burnt Umber, Purple, Ultramarine, Yellow, Vermilion

(Winter) Black, Gray, Dark Green, Magenta, Rose Red


Stickers are the perfect item for decorating as you can easily imagine.

Even if you are not good at drawing, you can make a nice planner just by applying stickers together with the washi tape. Maido always offers many kinds of stickers. Please find your favorite kind.


And let's not forget something very important - the notebook you will use as your planner. There are so many different types of notebooks, so find one that you are comfortable with.

There is a lot of food items, housewares, stationery, and gifts available at the store and our online store, Maido! Kairashi Shop, where you can place your order for shipping or store pickup! Happy shopping. :)


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