Unique handmade junk journals

G’day and Welcome!

Curious about handmade junk journals? You’ve come to the right place!

Learn all about junk journals

Are junk journals full of rubbish?

Are they made of what some might consider ‘junk’?

Find out what junk journals are, how to make them, how to use them, where to find resources, and more!

flip fabric Gyp
How to use handmade junk journals
Butterfly Blue junk journal - Cover
Lots of information for you

Junk Journal Tips and Tricks

Junk journal tips for how to make and use these wonderful journals. There are articles about collecting and making ephemera and other content for your junk journals. As well, I tell you how to use your junk journal.

Posts include subjects such as inspiration for your books, and how to make the things you put into a journal.

Would you like to know how to use your finished junk journals? There are posts about ways to use junk journals, as well as how to make them. See more below.

In addition, I will post reviews and links to resources to help you with your creations.

How to use junk journals

You can

Write in them, paint in them, glue pictures in them, make lists in them.


Use them as guest books in your B&B, at a wedding, for a baby shower.


Keep memories in them, put your bills and receipts in them, make art in them.

And …

I’m sure you can think of exactly why you need one (or two) junk journals!

gratitude journal page
Gratitude journal page

My handmade junk journals are amazing …

… and for good reason!

Cover is one of my watercolour paintings

I make them with love, enthusiasm, and attention to detail, coupled with my artistic bent.

My background is artist, quilt artist, interior decorator, web designer and graphic designer.

All in all, these skills help me enormously.

Colour, pattern, texture, feelings:
all speak to me loud and clear.

Such fun every day!

The Ultimate Guide to Junk Journals

Contains so much information about what junk journals are, how to use them and how to make them.

An extensive guide for you.

ultimate guide
I love making junk journals

Creating is like breathing for me!

I am

Passionate about using less and wasting less

In love with design, watercolour painting, decorating

Combining all that into handmade junk journals.


Inspiration is everywhere!

I have more trouble containing my imagination than having a creative block

Give me a piece of pretty paper and watch me go!


Select paper for pages

Choose a colour scheme or a theme

Get out die cuts, trims

Finding the right piece of ephemera is so exhilarating!

Custom wedding journal
Custom wedding journal
Watch the video below to:

See my latest custom design junk journal.

Design Your Own Personalised Junk Journal

I can make a custom junk journal according to how you’d like it. You can special order junk journals with your own theme, colours, or inspiration.

Perhaps you’d like a custom theme such as owls, or roses, or new baby, or gift register, or anything else you can dream up.

Your ideas + my skillset =
a one-of-a-kind custom junk journal.

Jan T
Recent journals available in the shop

Concertina Envelope Journal/Album

Dark Wings is a concertina style journal/album. Black, decorated with butterflies and laces, contains many tags and journalling cards.

More details below


Flip Book Mini Junk Journal


6 inch square flip book with lots of fun images including thickshakes, skates, headphones, and more.

Contains tags and cards to write in/on, plus a small junk journal tucked inside.


Patchwork Themed Junk Journal

Patchwork Parade

A trashy junk journal handmade with upcycled and new papers, fabric and writing paper. The journal is 180 pages with a fabric encased soft cover.

Measuring 6in x 8in (15cm x 22cm) approximately with three signatures.

Read more below, and watch the video to look inside.


Motivational junk journal: cover

Motivational junk journal

Lovely motivational junk journal will lift your spirits. An altered book journal in soft jade greens, blues and golden beiges. Features many uplifting sayings. Measures 6 in x 8.5 in (15 cm x 22 cm) and has 40 pages.


Gypsy Jan Junk Journal

What absolute delight to hold Gypsy Jan junk journal in your hand! Fill your life with colour and let your free spirit shine. Tags, journalling spaces, secret pockets and mini journals abound.

  • 58 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Free postage within Australia

Read more below.

Get In Touch

Do you have questions about handmade junk journals?

Send me a message using the form below.

If you’d like to arrange a custom junk journal, fill out the form and I’ll reply asap.
Whatever you need to know about junk journals, ask me.

I’ll help.

Jan T


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