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Cute DIY Index Dividers with Washi Tape

Cute DIY index dividers for your binders to keep you organized and happy.

DIY index dividers

I was recently creating a binder to organize all kinds of projects, ideas, and responsibilities, but had no dividers. Plus, I didn’t really want to spend money on them, and I’ve never really loved the plastic slide in tabs either.  So I figured I’d just make some instead!  A whole set comes together in just minutes. (some links affiliate)

pretty index dividers

You’ll need:
White cardstock 
Washi Tape
Hole punch

Start by running a strip of washi tape down the side of one piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock like this.

washi dividers

Punch holes (if you have a 3-hole punch it will be super easy. If you just have a one-hole like me, line up a piece of notebook paper so you know where each hole should go)

make index dividers

To make the tabs, cut cardstock to 1.5 by 2 inches and fold in half. Glue to the right edges of the dividers, moving each next one down a little.

**If you want to be able to change what’s written on the tab, or just to add more color, cover the tab with a piece of washi tape, then write on it with permanent marker**  Then you can remove the tape and relabel later.  Otherwise, just write directly on the tab.  

washi tape tabs


Fill up your notebook with blank paper, and you’re all set! 

Now, go make some cute dividers, organizer your binder, and conquer the world!

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Monday 27th of May 2019

I don’t understand is there a step missing or something how does it go from the divider to tabs? I’m not sure how you made the tabs?

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