Curious about handmade junk journals?

You’ve come to the right place!

Upcycled paper materials = beautiful junk journals

Learn about junk journals

  • Are junk journals full of rubbish?

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

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.

what's inside junk journals

What are handmade
junk journals?

Sometimes called trashy junk journals, materials that mostly would not be considered ‘good’ paper make up the pages. Paper such as advertising materials (junk mail, flyers, catalogues), vintage stationery, envelopes, greeting cards, and used folders.

Pages can be different sizes, colour, pattern, thickness…

Journal makers assemble all these elements into signatures and stitch them inside a cover. Or they add them to the pages of an altered vintage book.

Recent posts on Junk Journal Tips

Imagine the Possibilities

You can

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


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


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

And ...

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

My handmade junk journals are amazing …


… and for good reason!

  • 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!

Get In Touch

Jan T 2019Do you have questions about handmade junk journals?

Send me a message using the form opposite.

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.