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Make A Journal For Organizing And Goal Keeping

With the start of the new year, it is a great time to start new goals and organize your time, budget and plans.  I like to write everything out in a journal but find that even that can require a bit of discipline.

To help make the process a little more fun, I think it’s nice to have a journal to go to that is fun and inspiring.  It helps to jump start the brain when you need a little extra push.

So, creating a journal that is meaningful to you is not only a fun project but one that will keep giving back to you throughout the year.

I made this journal, using a variety of mixed media, and have it setting out in my office for easy access when an idea hits me.  I think if I had left the journal plain, it would have ended up in a drawer and my thoughts and goals would have been quickly forgotten.

mixed media journal by rustic-crafts.com

You can see how I made this at my post, Transforming A Journal With Mixed Media Art.

Here are some more ideas, that you could use, to make a journal that you would want to set out and use:

Sew A Small Journal by Craft Snob

make a small journal

Make a small journal by Craft Snob

Used Grocery Bag Journal by Judy Wise

used grocery bag journal

Used grocery bag journal by Judy Wise

What a great way to recycle grocery bags!  Not only do they look fantastic in a journal form but this makes the project extremely budget friendly too.

Suede Journal Covers by Lil Blue Boo

suede journal covers

Suede journal covers by Lil Blue Boo

Making A Journal From Greeting Cards by Jenni Bellie Studio

greeting card journal

Greeting card journal by Jenni Bellie Studio

This is such a great use for greeting cards!  I know that I have a hard time throwing cards out when they are decorated so pretty.

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Crafting!

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