If you’re totally over 2020 and ready to start planning a fabulous 2021, this free printable planner for 2021 is exactly what you need!
The ink-saving black and white pages are easy to print at home and the detailed images to color on each page provide you with an important opportunity to express your creativity and color your stress away. Each page has a nature theme ranging from mountains, forest, beaches, and more.
These free printables are a complete calendar and planner with 55 total pages to plan and organize your life so you can make 2021 your best year ever.
How to print and use planner pages
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I always print planner pages on premium, bright white paper. Feathering and bleed through are the worst when you’re writing in your planner. Selecting a heavyweight paper can help prevent these issues.
- Made in USA: HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America.
- Heavyweight premium printing: HP Premium32 is a heavyweight (32 pounds), brighter (100 bright) and whiter (163 whiteness) paper with a super-smooth...
- Certified sustainable: HP Premium32 presentation paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and contributes toward satisfying credit MR1...
This printable planner for 2021 is letter sized (8.5×11) and easy to print and hole punch for your favorite 3 ring binder. I prefer to use the 1/2″ Avery view front binder for my household binder.
It’s easy to stay organized and keep your household binder separate from your budget binder, personal planner, etc. when you use these clear view binders. Simply the front page for your planner in the clear cover and make yourself a spine insert!
The 1/2″ size keeps your planner slim neat on your shelf instead of hogging unnecessary space, but it still provides plenty of room for add-on pages.
How to scale PDF printables for disc bound planners
If you don’t want to keep your planner in a 3 ring binder, I hear you! I personally love my Happy Planner Classic.
The good news is, it’s very easy to scale PDF planner printers to find your MAMBI Happy Planner, Erin Condren planner, or whatever planner you prefer to use.
There are two ways to do this: setting up a custom page size for printing and scaling to print.
For my Happy Planner Classic, I usually just print at 83%, trim the pages with my trusted page trimmer, then punch holes with a Happy Planner hole punch.
For pages with a large border, I print at 83% and for pages with designs that run right up to the edge I print at 82%. I recommend running a test page or two to see what size you prefer before printing off the whole planner.
Simply put 82 in the “scale” box on your print dialogue box popup. Here’s a screenshot showing how to print one of these free printable mood trackers for the Happy Planner. (I used 83% on this particular one since it already had so much white space, but 82% is better for designs with images right up to the edge.)
Planners come in a wide range of sizes, but you can still print various planner size pages from US letter sized PDFs.
The quick and easy way to do this is by scaling the printable. I created this chart to show you many popular planner sizes and what percentage to scale when printing from US letter:
How to add pages to a coil planner
One year I purchased a coil planner that didn’t have important pages I wanted, so I figured out how to add pages to a coil bound planner.
I covered this process in depth with two different ways to add pages to your coil planner in this post with planner printables for 2020. Please visit that post to see photos, or watch the video below:
Free printable nature coloring planner for 2021
Alright, let’s take an in-depth look at the printables!
As a friendly reminder, like all free printables here on The Artisan Life, this planner is available for personal use.
You are not licensed to alter, sell, or redistribute the files or printouts to others.
If you want to share this planner – yay! Please refer your friends and coworkers to this page instead of sending them the digital file. The Artisan Life is a user supported site and I deeply appreciate your assistance.
What’s included in the nature themed 2021 planner:
The planner has:
- Cover page
- 2021 mini calendar
- 2022 mini calendar
- Single page monthly calendar for each month
- A month at a glance page with holiday dates, places to record your goals, monthly birthdays, important dates, appointments, and special events
- A two pages calendar spread with themed images to color and space for notes
- Two bonus grid dot pages
- Two bonus lined note taking pages
I created a click slideshow of the calendar’s pages through March so you can take a peek inside: