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Fancy journals that make you want to crack them open and write your inner most thoughts can be pricey. If you are a prolific writer of journals, crafting your own journal might be a fun option.
My creative granddaughter is always on board when it comes to doing a new craft or activity. I had been toying with the idea of creating journals using inexpensive composition books for awhile and when I mentioned the idea to Jayda, she was all in!
January is a perfect time of year to begin a fresh journal. Here is a list of the supplies that we used to get you started on your own personalized journal. Of course, you don't need all of these supplies. I merely raided my craft supplies and found things for us to use. You might find other things that you would like to use:
We made a little video of Jayda explaining how to decorate the journals. She started by tracing the shape of the cover of the journal onto the back of the scrapbook paper and then begins to explain for there.
You can make your journal as elaborate as you would like. Here are others that Jayda made:
We have written other posts about the joys of journaling in the past! You can check them out with these links:
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!