Introduction: Journal Making
Make your own journal today!
Step 1: Assemble the Supplies
- 2 Cardboard Pieces (7.5" x5") (Note: You can change the size, but just keep in mind that you will also have to adjust the other sizes accordingly)
- 2 Cardboard Strips (1-1.5"x5")
- 2 Front Papers
- 2 End Papers
- Journal Making Glue
- 16 or more or less pieces of paper
- Leather/Cottom cord to tie the journal together
- Binder Clip
- Drill (for the holes)
- Paintbrush (for the glue)
Step 2: Step 1
Lightly coat the cardboard pieces (all 4 pieces) with the glue
(Thick coats will make the front pages lumpy)
Step 3: Step 2
Paste the cardboard pieces so the glue sticks to the front papers. Leave some space between the small cardboard piece and the bigger one.
Step 4: Step 3
Lightly coat the edges of the front paper and glue it down.
Step 5: Step 4
This is how your end product should look!
Step 6: Step 5
Lightly coat the end papers in the glue and stick them to cover the cardboard cutouts
Step 7: Step 6
This is how it should look like
Step 8: Step 7
Voila! You have made two successful covers.
Step 9: Step 8
Place your papers between the two covers and align them the way you want them to look.
Step 10: Step 9
Clip the covers and paper with a binder to keep it in place for drilling.
Step 11: Step 10
BE CAREFUL WITH THIS STEP:
Place five dots where you would like to drill holes through the paper and drill holes through them. (Again, please be careful)
Step 12: Step 11
This is how your journal should look like after drilling the holes. Now, LEAVE THE BINDER CLIP and tie string through the holes.
Step 13: Step 12
There is no step! You are all finished. Congratulations! You have a journal that you can write menial things like grocery lists to your life goals. Make use of this new journal!
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