How to Customize Your Budget Binder Printables

Customizable Budget Binder | Accidental Okie 

I’ve had some requests to provide customizable options for my original Budget Binder Printables

I’m honestly blushing. In just a few short months, my budget binder post has been seen by thousands and thousands of people. It’s on the top page of Google searches for budget binder printables and it’s all over Pinterest! I’m so thankful it’s been a resource for people.

So because the public demands it, I present to you customizable sheets.

Below you’ll find two types of downloads for each blank page: PDFs and PNGs. Here’s the super technical low down on the downloads: PDFs are larger files. They’ll always be crisper, which is why I only have PDFs of the original budget binder printables. The only problem is that you can’t modify PDFs. Use the blank PDF pages if your plan is to write in your headers by hand.

The next set are PNGs. These are image files like JPEGs, but PNGs work best for images with straight lines and text (JPEGs work best for photos). Use PNGs for creating your very own customized budget binder sheets. But how? I’ll show you below in a step-by-step tutorial.

1. Pick Your Download.

You’ll find a section that looks like this at the bottom of the post.

Customizable Budget Binder 1 | Accidental Okie

 2. Save the File

Right click on the image and select, Save Image As. Save the image somewhere easy to get. I made a folder on my desktop.

Customizable Budget Binder 2 | Accidental Okie

3. Insert Image.

Under the Insert tab, select Picture, and then Insert Picture from File.

Customizable Budget Binder 3 | Accidental Okie

4.  Select File.

Use the dialog box to select your file and insert it.

Customizable Budget Binder 4 | Accidental Okie

5. Format Image

After the file is inserted, click on it. Then click on the Picture Tools header that will appear. Next find the Text Wrapping box. It has a picture with a dog silhouette. Select Through (you may have to push More to find Through). This will let you move the picture around the document as needed.

Customizable Budget Binder 5 | Accidental Okie

6. Stretch Image

I’ve formatted the budget binder sheets with a margin for binders, so all you need to do is stretch out the binder sheet to the edge of the page and it will fit perfectly, margins and all.

Remember to push shift while stretching the image so it doesn’t become disproportional.

If you don’t push shift, the image will get all wonky and distorted within the actual file. You’ll need to delete it and re-insert. And if you were in the design class I taught in grad school, I would take off an entire letter grade…if I was in a generous mood. Otherwise, I would fail you.

So really, push shift.

Customizable Budget Binder 6 | Accidental Okie

7. Under the Insert tab, add a text box.

Customizable Budget Binder 7 | Accidental Okie8. Insert your content.

Move the text box to the bottom of the page and insert your content. I created a budget sheet for school supplies.

Customizable Budget Binder 8 | Accidental Okie

9. Format Text Box

Right click on the text box and select Format Text Box, and select No Color for the fill and line colors.

Customizable Budget Binder 9 | Accidental Okie

10. Format Text

Chose your font and size. I used AlexandriaFLF font from the original post so it would match the rest of the budget binder series. But you can use whatever font you want!

Customizable Budget Binder 10 | Accidental Okie

11. Create Headers

Create more text boxes and format them the same way you did before. Name your headers whatever you want and center them above each section.

You have three columns to do with whatever you want. I decided this budget sheet is for someone in England.

Customizable Budget Binder 11 | Accidental Okie

12. You’re Done!Customizable Budget Binder 13 | Accidental Okie

Below you’ll find templates for everything – binder cover, section covers and budget sheets! If you want ideas for what I did for each item, make sure to look at the original Budget Binder Printables Post!

I would love to know how you use your customized budget binder! Make sure to post it in the comments.

PDF’s

Cover 
Yellow Cover | Yellow Budget Sheet 
Turquoise Cover | Turquoise Budget Sheet 
Purple Cover | Purple Budget Sheet 
Coral Cover | Coral Budget Sheet 
Green Cover | Green Budget Sheet 

PNG’s

Cover 
Yellow Cover | Yellow Budget Sheet 
Turquoise Cover | Turquoise Budget Sheet 
Purple Cover | Purple Budget Sheet 
Coral Cover | Coral Budget Sheet 
Green Cover | Green Budget Sheet 

AlexandriaFLF Font Download

Comments

  1. none of the links were able to customized/ printed like the instructions stated. None of them I could “save image as”

    • Sarah Warren says:

      Hi Jocelyn,
      Make sure you’re clicking on the PNG’s not PDFs. If you’re still having problems, please contact me through the contact form and I’ll help you get them sorted. Happy Budgeting! Sarah

  2. Thanks very much for these they are lovely and just what I needed. I love your binder and hope I can stick to it! :)

  3. Many thanx from greece!! ευχαριστώ!!

    • Sarah Warren says:

      Wow! So glad to help all the way from Oklahoma to Greece! Παρακαλώ (According to Google Translate, that means “you’re welcome.” Hopefully that is what it means and isn’t something totally off!)

  4. This binder is so pretty it makes me want to try budgeting!! Completely reminds me of a friend I went to grad school with! I currently get paid bi-weekly, and I have certain expenses (i.e., auto loan, cell phone/internet, debt) earmarked per paycheck for that particular month. That being said, I also then use essentially a 2-week budget for groceries and other expenses. I can’t pull a full month’s worth of grocery money from one check… Any suggestions for making this system work?

    • Sarah Warren says:

      Awesome, I’m so glad you like it! My suggestion is to make it work for you, whatever that means. I like simplicity, minimal details and pretty colors, so that’s what I go with. If you like more details, go with that. Good luck!

  5. Thank you so much!!! Being a student and trying to start my life while not splurging on things is hard but I am so excited to try your method! THANK YOU!

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