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Plan-Anything Tags


Tailor a plain notebook to take on a major project with custom tabs.


  • Notebook
  • Bone folder
  • Stickers
  • Round stickers (optional)


  1. Step 1


    Using a bone folder, make creases across the middle of the stickers; just under the crease, label the category. Stagger and fold stickers over the edges of different pages. Or use two round stickers, back-to-back, for each section.

Martha Stewart Living, January 2004

Reviews (25)

  • Frisketbisket 15 Jun, 2011

    I, for one, am not interested in just crafts. That's why I subscribe to an Organizing Tip of the Day. Yes...seriously.

  • RNJudy 14 Jun, 2011

    I think we are forgetting this is an organizing tip not a craft. I am all for organizing and for those that aren't organized or it isn't their thing but they wish it were this is a good start. : )

  • emmeline78 14 Jun, 2011

    I agree! This is a great idea that is simple and clever. Side note: I find it amusing how hostile some can get over directions to an organizing tip ;) Turning the page...

  • lbuser 14 Jun, 2011

    Well, this may not be a craft to you but I find it to be a wonderful idea that I can do with my young Grandson who is just learning to write and who loves to write stories. I can get him an inexpensive notebook and add date tags each time he writes me a story. He loves notebooks so this will be a grand project for him. Consider, just because it is not something you would do doesn't make it dumb. And, for me, the instructions are just fine.

  • mykele 14 Jun, 2011

    Ladies, Ladies, this project requires so little skill and gives
    such simplicity in the instructions. Just read them carefully
    and DO. Or would it be easier if Martha or an assistant
    were to come to y ou and do the project for you. I hate
    to imagine what you would do with the more complex
    craft projects. Mykele

  • MB201 14 Jun, 2011

    There are not enough directions to understand how to make this!

  • loonneytoonie 11 Apr, 2010

    not a craft!!!!!!!!!!!!
    get serious!

  • JulesUK 11 Feb, 2010

    I have to agree- I am the least crafty person in the universe but even I could manage this. In a dark room. :)

  • JSCrawford 11 Feb, 2010

    Come on... really? You need more instructions than this to put stickers as "tabs" in a simple journal-like book? Thanks Martha for NOT WASTING my time w/more details than necessary!

  • Rubyree 11 Feb, 2010

    I agree sometimes these crafts aren't clear, but come on ladies, this one isn't rocket science!!

  • Rubyree 11 Feb, 2010


  • ksuehood 10 Feb, 2010

    totally agree! we should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them and the written instructions typically are lacking. not up to mslo standards.

  • Sairhart 10 Feb, 2010

    Come on Martha! Are you reading these? This area need editor help immediately.

  • harvard44 10 Feb, 2010

    STRONGLY AGREE about the instructions for these "craft of the day" features. Pictures are too small and directions are too skimpy.

  • mariekoran 10 Feb, 2010

    I think homemade Cookbooks made out of blank books like this are neat. I made one once with cutout letters, scrapbook style of different colors, fonts, sizes etc. used to make the "chapter title" pages. Then I wrote in the recipes. This would work great to be able to see the 'chapters' from the outside of the book.

  • mariekoran 10 Feb, 2010


  • mariekoran 10 Feb, 2010

    This project couldn't be simpler. The only thing I imagine could confuse some people would be the 'bone folder'. All it is is a letter opener shaped thing that you use while sewing to get a straight edge, or so many other things, like stamping, or embossing to rub/apply pressure to something. For this, you just fold the sticker/label over the straight edge to get a sharp crease (as though you couldn't do that without a tool !) A butterknife could even be used.

  • ezworkbiz 10 Feb, 2010

    I agree too! I would like to make this, but the instructions are not clear. I'd like to see step by step for this one!

  • elle5 10 Feb, 2010

    I totally agree. More details please.

  • Wishing 10 Feb, 2010

    Instructions are always unclear for the "Craft of the Day" items. Where is the detail?

  • Efeu84 10 Feb, 2010

    larger pics, please.

  • houd4848 10 Feb, 2010

    miserable instructions and photos.

  • eribeth 10 Feb, 2010

    This is a nice idea, but the "instructions" are poorly written. Please give more detail.

  • trophymom01 10 Feb, 2010

    I use these PostIt brand removable tabs. They look great and can really help you keep the book flexible.

  • sunnygirlsf 10 Feb, 2010

    I love this idea. I have so many notebooks on hand and it never occurred to me to put tabs in them - much less tabs as easy as these!! Thanks!!