Picture of A Journal Made From A Book And Junk Mail Paper
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Last fall my daughter and I spent a month making crafts together! She loves to journal and showed me the techniques she uses when she makes them. I have seen them in the stores costing well over fifty dollars! I made this one for her as a Christmas gift, using junk mail, yarn, homemade paper, beads, and a book. Follow through and I will show you how to make a custom journal!

Step 1: Supplies And Tools

Picture of Supplies And Tools
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Calendar page or homemade paper for book cover.
Homemade paper tutorial here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Artisan-Craft-Paper-From-Junk-Mail/
Ribbon or leather cording
Roofer's metal flashing or heavy cardboard
Beads or buttons
All purpose glue with Mod Podge is optional
Fine grade sandpaper if using Mod Podge (not shown)
Scotch Magic tape or 2 sided tape may be helpful to hold the book while covering.
Popsicle stick not shown 
Utility cutter
Pen, pencil or marker
Good paint brush if using Mods Podge

bird1234572 years ago
This is such a cool idea!
emms2 years ago
aha! neat!
sunshiine (author)  emms2 years ago
Thanks for stopping by for commenting! Please remember to have a splendid day!
I HAVE TO MAKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway2 years ago
It is so fun! for you? Or?
I haven't tried yet but i hope i can i'm just going back to school soon and i won't really have time im going on on wensday i'm going into year 9
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway2 years ago
Really, it does not take long! Have fun in school!
The only fun i'll be having is meeting up with all my friends! all the teachers are super boring exept for Mr.Mc'nally who is Awesome!
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway2 years ago
Knowledge is POWER girl! Don't ever forget that! : )
That means HMice is really powerful (lol he's not he's quite scrawney)
That means HMice is really powerful (lol he's not he's quite scrawney)
Beautiful! ( I also get what you said about ""youth")
sunshiine (author)  porcupinemamma2 years ago
LOL! Yeah, this year I feel like I have been in slow motion! Occasionally I get a surge! Thanks for stopping by!
rimar20002 years ago
Sylvia, you really take advantage of all the time! Congratulations.
sunshiine (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thanks rimar! At my age I have learned to take advantage of all the little energy surges that come my way! Youth does not last as long as we would like. Have a nice day!
You are simply amazing. You must have a green aura. Great project.
sunshiine (author)  Carol at Natures Sol2 years ago
Green is a beautiful color isn't it? The truth is this place has taught me how to re-use! Thanks for commenting! I hope your day is awesome!
onrust2 years ago
That is an awesome use of crap mail. Good work girl
sunshiine (author)  onrust2 years ago
Thanks onrust! Have a splendorous day!
pecospearl2 years ago
Beautiful way to recycle!
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
Thanks! Have a beautiful day!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Beautiful!! It would be an amazing gift! Thanks for sharing :-)
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
I always appreciate your support! Thanks MCL! Hope your day was great!
Hope the same for you Mrs. S!! :-)
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Thanks! It was great! 65 degrees and sunny! Can't wait until spring when the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing!