While picking up around my craft room the other week, I got the urge to purge a couple of my scrap paper boxes. But, I couldn't just throw away any of those beautiful bits of paper. Nope. I decided to grab many of the larger pieces and incorporate them into a small junk journal.
For the cover, I used an old file folder, but a lightweight cereal box or piece of cardstock would have worked just as well. Additionally, when I tore down the filler papers, those scraps were saved. They were then used to decorate the cover.
For the complete tutorial, here's the DIY Small Junk Journal from Scraps video.
In the video tutorial, I go over the dimensions used for the cover, trimming down the scrap papers to fill the journal, decorating the front and back, and using the basic bookbinding pamphlet stitch to complete the journal.
I recognize that not everyone has the use for a junk art journal. However, you could still use these same techniques with more common papers like copy or notebook paper to create a journal of any size to suit your needs (list-making, idea-keeping, sketching, bullet journaling, etc.)
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