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How to Make a Personalized Journal

Steps

  1. Get the journal you are going to decorate.A composition notebook works the best, but you can use another kind if you would like.
  2. Open the notebook in the middle, and lay the book down flat so that the cover is facing up and the pages are facing down and are touching the surface you are working on.
  3. Get some aluminum/tin foil and cover your notebook with it, leaving a couple extra inches on the sides of the notebook so that you will be able to tape it later.
  4. Carefully flip the notebook around and fold the edges of the foil (the extra inches) around the cover and tape them.(Now your outside cover should be completely covered by foil. The inside of the cover should have a couple inches over it that are taped down.)
  5. Take your magazines and cut out letters that spell out your name, pictures you like, words you like, quotes you like, flowers, clothes, etc.Then you can tape all these words and images (and your name!) onto the journal. You can decorate both the front and back cover with these words and pictures.
  6. Take a clear packing tape and line the whole book with it.This is so that the pictures you have taped on will not fall off or get ruined. (Make sure you let a couple inches of the tape overlap the cover like you did with the foil so that the tape will wrap around to the inside.)
  7. Enjoy your personalized journal - no one has a journal exactly like yours!Write your dreams, hopes, fears, wishes, and feelings into this journal.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    What is the best color for girl?
    Hp345
    Community Answer
    Pink and purple are what people often consider "girl colors," but use whatever color you like the most, its your own personalized journal!
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I paint the cover of my notebook?
    Hp345
    Community Answer
    Sure! Just put some newspaper under the notebook and around you for easy cleanup.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can't I just use newspaper/foam? Can I write on the cover?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can! This is your journal, do whatever you want. The steps here are just ideas, use your own inspiration.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Why do I have to put on foil?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    So that the color of the original notebook won't be seen, and so that the whole book is one color.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I put stickers and pictures of places I want to visit?
    Danica B
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can. Since it's your journal, you can do whatever you like, just express yourself.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I make it a different color?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can. Do whatever you like best.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What should I do if foil is illegal in my country?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You don't want to get in trouble, so just skip the foil.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What is the best way for there to be no mess?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Put a cloth down underneath the journal while you are working on it.
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  • If you don't have aluminum foil, it's possible to wrap your journal in wrapping paper as well.
  • You can use pictures/words from magazines of anything you like. Sports, pets, fashions, instruments, pictures of you and your friends, quotes, flowers, words of things you like, such as "music", "friends", "school", etc.
  • It is nice when you cut out letters that spell your name, and then tape your name on your journal front and center!
  • If you have a favorite theme, like cows, or ducks, or anything, add those to the design of your journal.
  • Try using a bunch of letters cut out from a magazine, then add them to the cover! Make sure they're all different sizes and fonts, and use them to spell out words.
  • If you have a book cover that fits your journal, you can use it as a "disguise", helping to hide your journal from potentially prying eyes. Then you can decorate the cover of your actual journal, while feeling confident that it will remain "secret" and private.

Warnings

  • Do not use magazines that aren't yours. You mom/dad/brother/sister will be very mad if you cut up a magazine that they still wanted. It is best to use your own magazines or old magazines that no one wants anymore.





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Date: 10.12.2018, 16:36 / Views: 81184