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DIY Mini Journal


DIY Mini Journals from Melissa Langer make expressing yourself that much more fun. You'll fall in love with this handmade paper craft.


  • Card stock
  • Scanner
  • Protractor
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Tapestry needle
  • Yarn


  1. I decided to scan my favorite owl pillow for the cover of my journal. Here it is after I printed it onto a piece of card stock. You can make your journal any size you want! My piece of cover paper is 8 x 10.

    DIY Mini Journal
  2. Just fold the cover in half... Measure the cover and cut the inside pages to be 1/4" smaller and fold them in half. I used 5 sheets of construction paper for my book. It is colorful and I like how it feels when I write on it.

    DIY Mini Journal
  3. Next, find the center of the paper and punch a hole with a book binder's awl or a sharp object. I used the end of my protractor.

    DIY Mini Journal
  4. For the next 2 holes, I measured about 1.25" from the top and bottom of the center crease and placed a hole in each spot.
  5. I then threaded a tapestry needle with some of my favorite bobble yarn and started in the center hole and sewed in and out of all 3 holes so that the two ends ended up on the outside of the cover in the center hole. I tied a knot and it was done!

    DIY Mini Journal
  6. I decorated the inside cover of mine with a January 2011 calendar and some of my pug paintings that I made into stickers. You can paste anything in your journal that inspires you!

    DIY Mini Journal

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