Back in 2019, I randomly found this planner for 3 euro at a TEDi shop in Germany. I’ve never found an online store for the company but the weekly spread could be replicated in a bullet journal. So why did I buy the planner then? It was only 3 euro – let’s see if it was worth the price.
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Before the Pen
There are 4 different dashboard weekly layout styles in this planner (flags, triangles, wavy lines and circles). Since I’ve never done a spread with triangles I opted for those:
This planner lasts 18 months but May was towards the very end of the planner where the pages wouldn’t lay flat due to the binding. All good, I just did the same thing I do when a planner is expired. I covered up the existing dates with some washi tape, which, coincidentally was a good color match for the crayons I used. Instead of using date dot stickers or whiteout and re-writing dates, if I’m using a planner that’s expired I’ll just flick to whatever week has Monday starting on the same date. So in this case it was the 24th of August, then covered that up with washi, added a May sticker and I’m ready to plan.
As the paper is very thin in this planner, I opted for twistable crayons (they were called them zooms back in my childhood).
I also did highlighters with the Zebra Mildliners to see how an outline style would look. I didn’t mind it either.
After the Pen
I’m really happy with how this spread turned out! Love the rainbow colors and how well the washi tape, dot markers and crayons looked together.
The weekdays section was just the right size. On the weekend days I have multiple things for the same ‘topic’ e.g. take photos for the blog… but which photos? So I have a sub-list for those. There’s dots to cross off when each is done as well as the main task.
I kept the left page for personal tasks and the right page for blogging tasks. This is one of the few dashboard planners I’ve found that’s already divided each day into 2, equal sized sections. Perfect for work and home, school and work etc.
If you’re going to cover existing text with washi tape, I use whiteout first so it doesn’t show through underneath the washi tape.
The Tombow dot markers have bright colors and dry very quickly – they didn’t even smudge when I rested my hand directly over the top to write something in the planner. They are notorious for bleeding through almost any paper thickness though…
…And we’ve found the reason the planner was 3 euro. I’m willing to look past the thin paper for the price.
- TEDi Creative Diary planner (see my review here)
- Crayola Twistable Crayons from the 12 pack
- May sticker from the Happy Planner Dates and holidays (I have the classic size sticker book but this appears to be discontinued, the BIG version is still available)
- Rainbow washi tape from Carefully Crafted
- Keji white out tape to cover up existing text in the planner
- Tombow Play Color Dot Markers
- Frixion erasable black pen
Would I use this planner again?
Yes, I like the dashboard weekly layout, proportions of each section and the cheap price of the planner. To print 12 months worth of planning pages plus a cover costs more than 3 euro. There are also 4 styles of the same dashboard weekly spread in the planner too, so it won’t get boring if you use the planner for an entire year. I’m definitely going to use the planner again in one of the other weekly styles. There’s also lots of extra pages and the planner has an 18 month duration.
If you can’t get a copy of this planner, that’s ok, the spread can be replicated in your own bullet journal (and on thicker paper).
Related post: 10 Quick bullet journal dashboard weekly layouts
I’ve used crayons in spreads before and aren’t sure why more people aren’t using them. The rainbow colors aren’t too bright or too dull and coordinate well with other supplies like stickers and washi tape. Unlike highlighters, the colors aren’t washed out or neon, and you don’t have to worry about them drying out. I actually found some zooms from my childhood when I was donating things I no longer used a few years ago (didn’t think about using them for planning at the time!) – they would’ve been at least 15 years old by that point and they still colored in as if they were new.
Bullet journal layout ideas
- Rainbow Weekly spread using dot markers
- Planner Inspiration: 10 Rainbow Weekly Spread Ideas
- 12 monthly bullet journal calendar spreads
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