Hi there! We are Rebekah and Bridgette, the sister-in-laws and best friends over at All Thingz Related! We are happy to be visiting here, at A Little Knick Knack!
When we were out shopping, a few weeks ago, we came across some cute, pocket-sized journals that we loved! They were only $2.99 but why buy them when we had everything at home to make them!
We started with a couple old books. There were pages torn and missing so we didn’t feel terrible about tearing them apart.
We carefully removed the inside with an exacto knife, leaving the cover intact, then cut it down to the size we wanted.
We used Mod Podge to glue the INSIDE paper on first, leaving extra to fold over the sides. (somehow I didn’t get a picture of this)
Then, we Mod Podged the outside paper (Bridgette used fabric!) onto the cover. I used a craft stick to work the paper into the seams.
When all was dry, we used our Crop-a-diles to punch 2 holes into the spine, securing it with eyelets.
We cut down about 40 sheets of paper (with our Fiskars paper cutters). Folded in half, that gave us a total of about 80 sheets for our journals.
We folded the stack of paper in half and punched holes to line up with the ones in the spine. Rebekah used twine and Bridgette used ribbon, to tie it all together.
This way, we can replace the paper when we need to!
We added some embellishments to the front (stickers, stamps, etc.) and on the inside too! Bridgette couldn't find the right thing for the front of her journal so she made this metal piece! All she did was pop off the word that was already in the middle and then make a new center using the same methods as we did for our Necklace Charms found here!
They turned out beautiful!
We love our pocket-sized journals! Now all we need is a full-sized one to match!
It’s been fun, Megan! Thanks so much for having us!
Rebekah & Bridgette
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