Hi, I’m Mim! I’m a planning-obsessed, Award-Winning Online Business Owner, Author and 5-Star Planner Sticker Seller.
I help new sticker makers create planner stickers from scratch that stand out and sell … even if you’ve never made a sticker before!

10 Planner Decorating for Beginners Tips + FREE Stickers!

If you’re looking for planner decorating for beginners tips or new planner decoration ideas, you’re in the right place!

I knew nothing about planner decoration until a few years back and then it changed everything for me and how much more organised I became. Plus, it made using my planner a joy and even more fun.

As well as that, my decorating planner time is also my me-time! It’s therapy and really helps me to relax and get creative at the same time.

Here are some of my favourite planner decorating ideas:

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10 Planner Decoration Ideas

1. Planner Stickers

Whether you’re using a weekly planner (like my Erin Condren), a notebook or bullet journal, stickers are a quick and easy way to decorate your planner!

They can add pretty designs but also help you to arrange your plans in a way that helps you be more productive.

Paper Planner Club - Sunshine and Rainbows Weekly Kit - Love from Mim
Using the Paper Planner Club Sunshine and Rainbows Weekly Sticker Kit

Planner decorating for beginners with stickers could be both functional and decorative and there are many available to purchase to help you make your planner work for you.

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2. Washi Tape

Washi Tape can add a lovely artistic flair to your planning and can help break up days, weeks and particular events.

Washi can also be very practical – planners add washi tape to their ring-bound pages to prevent them from tearing.

Washi Tape - Love from Mim

3. Themes

Taking the time to choose colours, designs and even creating weekly themes in my planner is so fun and uplifting!

I love to have themed week decorating planner pages on my birthday, Christmas and other major events throughout the year. I also love to have colour themes sometimes, like a rainbow theme.

4. Stamps

Stamps add a whole other layer of prettiness to your planner. They can be functional too but they’re another way to add your own creative flair to your planning.

The great thing about stamps is that they don’t add any weight to your planner at all, as stickers do. You can also continue reusing them time and time again and just repurchase ink when you need to.

5. Pens

Pen options on the market now probably outnumber the planner options! Generally, it takes a little bit of trial and error before you find the perfect pen for you but when you do, you can use them to decorate your planner or journal.

Pens are great to colour code your plans as well as decorate your planner.

FriXion Pens

My ultimate pen of choice is the Pilot FriXion and I mainly stick to it in Black but you can get many different colours.

You can buy Frixion pens online here.

Other popular pens include more from the Pilot range, gel pens, Staedler fine-liners, Sharpies and standard ballpoint pens and pencils!

6. Sticky Notes

If your events, To Dos and plans are subject to change, sticky notes are perfect because they’re movable.

You can move the notes around between days and weeks before committing to a definite date and writing it in with pen.

Sticky notes also come in many different shapes and sizes – page flags are great for smaller notes or highlighting particular days or weeks.


If you have some favourite quotes for staying organised, happy or productive, you can write or stick these into your planner! They’ll act as a lovely reminder to keep on track and add even more positivity into your day.

8. Personalised Covers

Many planners have interchangeable covers that can be personalised too, such as the Erin Condren LifePlanner. You might also decorate the outside of your planners, front and back, to make it even more special and encourage you to use it more.

Erin Condren LifePlanner Review
My Erin Condren LifePlanner

9. Dashboards

These can be either permanent or snap-in and even permanent dashboards can be modified and personalised sometimes.

10. Charms

Why not decorate the outside, as well as the inside, of your planner!

Planner charms can be a beautiful way of personalising your planner too. They’re available in fun designs and can be custom made just for you.

I hope my planner decoration ideas have inspired you too!

Planner Decorating for Beginners

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After taking this course, you’ll know how about making stickers to sell on Etsy in a fun, profit-focused sticker shop.

I’ll show you how to get awesome sticker ideas out of your head (and your heart) and into your planner … and the hands of customers who are just waiting for your stickers to brighten their days.


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I hope you enjoy learning how to make planner stickers or how to start a sticker business!

I’ve been making and selling stickers for journals and planners since 2017 and it’s become a wonderful and creative way to turn my hobby into a side hustle, then full-time online business.

Whether you want to make Cricut stickers, Silhouette stickers or you’re starting from complete scratch, you’re in the right place. Making planner stickers can be for you, or to start an Etsy sticker shop and sell stickers online and you don’t need any previous experience to get started.

Want to make planner stickers from home? Check out my sticker making courses, eBooks and other products here!

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land I work and live on, the Awabakal peoples, and pay my respects to Elders past and present.
I thank them wholeheartedly and express my love and gratitude for the privilege to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and for the opportunity for my family to be part of this vibrant and supportive community.