How to Make a Personal Telephone Directory

Directories can help you organize a home or office and easily access contact information to the people and companies you need to reach.

Make your own personal directory to organize phone numbers and addresses.Make your own personal directory to organize phone numbers and addresses.
Personal telephone, email and address directories are usually sold in department and office supply stores, but they often do not serve you as well as a homemade directory can. By making your own homemade personal directory, you can add pages, remove pages and make changes without having to transfer the entire collection of entries to a new book.

Open a 3-ring hole punch and slide the left edge of a stack of stationery into the open slot. Push the punch lever down to punch the holes.

Pull back the tabs of the binder to pop open the rings.

Slide the holes in the paper over the rings on the binder and snap the rings back together. Slide the alphabetic tabbed dividers over the rungs between pages of stationery in order to divide the directory into sections.

Apply letter decals to the front cover of the binder to spell out your name and a label such as "Phone Book" or "Directory."

Write your entries onto the pages in the correct alphabetic sections.

Things You Will Need

  • 3-hole punch
  • Decorative stationery
  • 3-ring binder
  • Alphabetically tabbed binder dividers
  • Letter decals


  • Place a pocketed photo album page in the back of your directory to hold business cards.

About the Author

Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.