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: Apply Glue
Lightly coat the cardboard pieces (all 4 pieces) with the glue
(Thick coats will make the front pages lumpy)
Step 3: Paste the Pieces
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: More Glue
Lightly coat the edges of the front paper and glue it down.
Step 5: Finished Outside Papers
This is how your end product should look!
Step 6: Glue the End Papers
Lightly coat the end papers in the glue and stick them to cover the cardboard cutouts
This is how it should look like
Step 8: All Done!
Voila! You have made two successful covers.
Step 9: Making the Journal
Place your papers between the two covers and align them the way you want them to look.
Step 10: Drilling the Papers
Clip the covers and paper with a binder to keep it in place for drilling.
Step 11: Actual Drilling
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: Finished Drilling
This is how your journal should look like after drilling the holes. Now, LEAVE THE BINDER CLIP and tie string through the holes.
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!