How To Make A Journal That Is Inspiring

A journal is just a blank book if it doesn’t inspire you to write. To make a journal more inspiring, the cover should be meaningful to you. Whether you modify an existing journal or make a new one from scratch, your personalization will inspire you. Therefore, 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.

How To Make A Journal

Modify An Existing Journal

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. Now, when I look at it I want to pick it up and start writing.

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

Create A Journal From Scratch

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

Sew A Journal

Sew A Small Journal by Craft Snob

make a small journal
Make a small journal by Craft Snob

Suede Journal Covers by Lil Blue Boo

suede journal covers

Suede journal covers by Lil Blue Boo

Create A Journal Using Grocery Bags

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.

Create A Journal Out Of Greeting Cards

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 by these DIY journal ideas!



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