How to make a junk journal
Basic Instructions for making a junk journal. Links to additional detailed information.
Step 1: Fold the papers
Cut and fold your paper
Tools: Paper trimmer, score board, scissors, bone folder
Step 2: Decorate the pages
Tools: Dyes, inks, spray bottle, makeup sponge, stencils
Step 3: Assemble into signatures
Sort the folded pages into groups
Step 4: Choose embellishments
Tools: Scissors, trims, punches, glue
Step 5: Make the cover
Use card, or an old book cover to make your soft- or hard-cover.
Tools: Paper trimmer, patterned paper, scissors, glue
Step 6: Bind the signatures
Stitch or staple into the cover
Tools: Guide template, awl, needle, thread (or stapler)
Step 7: Add a closure
Closures can be ribbon, clips, purchased
Tools: Ribbon, scissors, button, eyelets, eyelet setter
Step 8: Add ephemera
Handmade, or purchased ephemera decorates and fills your journal.