Eco DIY FIXES

Our #PashFam is so creative! Check out how they turned their Passion Planner Eco into a fun DIY project.

This past March, we've found that the Eco Sleeves have a design flaw that don't allow the booklets to
fit perfectly, causing a bend in the paper. We encourage you to read more about it here. Despite the design flaw,
it doesn't take away from the functionality of the planner and the content inside should continue to help you throughout the year!

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A QUICK FIX by Taylor S.

Simply remove one side of the booklet covers from the Eco sleeve. Use the sleeve as a pocket to store all your planner essentials. Close your planner as normal with the elastic band.

DUCT TAPE by Becca B.

Use your favorite duct tape to reinforce the covers of your Eco booklet! The duct tape allows the booklet to slide easily in and out of the Eco sleeve without any bending!

NOTEPAD COVER by Chelsea A.

Make the most out of your Eco sleeve by using it as a cover for other stationary and writing pads. Store whatever items you need inside the pockets, including: receipts, postcards, pens, etc.

TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK by Kristy C.

Reuse your Eco sleeve as a traveler's notebook for all your loose leaf papers! Punch at least two holes (top and bottom) along the spine of your sleeve and bind it with some durable faux leather cords. Make sure to secure your cords with a single knot. Check out our free PDF downloads here!

 

SPINE REINFORCEMENT by Carla C.

  1. Find your favorite decorative or scotch tape around your house or local crafts store.
  2. Reinforce the booklet spine with your tape for some added fun and personality. 

SUPPLIES CASE by Kelly C.

The perfect case for storing all your favorite supplies in one place. Our Eco sleeves can be repurposed for easy and flexible storage, especially when on-the-go. Simply insert your tools in either pockets and secure your sleeve with the elastic band. 

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PLASTIC PROTECTORS by Amy H.

  1. Trim the booklet edges by 1/4" inches.
  2. Take some plastic sheet protectors and cut them to fit inside the Eco sleeve.
  3. Slide the sheet protectors into the Eco sleeve.
  4. Insert your booklet to slide easily within the plastic protector. 

 

LAMINATED COVER by Katelyn L.

  1. Find a cover with the same dimensions as the booklet. Trim as needed.
  2. Laminate the cover at a local printing shop.
  3. Carefully take apart your booklet to separate each individual page.
  4. Punch holes through the cover and pages.
  5. Use a spiral coil to slowly twist through the punched holes. Take your time and be careful not to miss any holes! 

RINGED ECO SLEEVE by Brittney C.

  1. Gently take apart your Eco booklet.
  2. Use scissors to cut your Eco sleeve directly in half. Trim the sleeves further, if needed.
  3. Punch as many holes required to match the number of binder rings available.
  4. Insert the rings through their respective holes and secure by clasping the rings.

CARD STOCK COVERS by @plansandprana

Having issues with your booklet covers bending? Try reinforcing the covers with some sturdy card stock for easier opening and closing.

Materials needed:

  1. Cardstock
  2. Decorative Paper (i.e. coloring book pages)
  3. Regular and/or Washi Tape

HARDCOVER BINDING by @Eliichka

Check out how our #PashFam combined her favorite hardcover with her pages! Tutorials for basic bookbinding can be found online.

Materials needed:

  1. Old Hardcover Book
  2. Waxed Linen Thread
  3. A Curved needle

CUSTOM LEATHER SLEEVE by @makerjessica

For those with experience in leather-crafting, take your skills to the next level by customizing your own sleeve! Tailor it to your own needs by incorporating features such as: pen holders, pockets, a secure band, etc.

 

 

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