Step by step journal making for New Year’s

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The season hot chocolate, journaling and new resolutions has arrived! Looking for new ideas on how to make a journal? Add a personal touch to your journal with this step by step guide on how to prepare a journal of your own with Camlin.

What you will need:
A scale
Colourful papers
Papers with interesting prints
An empty biscuit paper box
Camlin glue
Pins

Here are the steps to learn how to make a journal:

Step 1:

Cut the empty biscuit paper box open and cut out the uneven edges using a scale, as shown in the image below.

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The final cut out should be in the shape of a book cover.

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Step 2:

Cut out book cover from colourful paper of your choice. This could even be a paper with some interesting prints and designs on it. This cover needs to be in the shape and size of the paper we cut out in the previous step.

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Step 3:

Now take the paper cut out from step 1 and add some glue on it. Spread it evenly across the paper surface using a brush.

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Step 4:

Put the cover paper on top of the glue and press gently with your hand to make sure the papers stick together neatly.

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Step 5:

You will have some extra bit of cover paper after you finish step 4. Add glue to the four inner sides of the paper and stick the remaining portion of the cover paper on them, as shown in the image below.

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Step 6:

Fold gently towards the middle of the paper as shown in the image below. Once this is done, your journal cover is ready.

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Step 7:

Next, pick the papers that you would like to add inside the journal and cut them in a size smaller than the cover.

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Step 8:

To decorate your journal’s cover, you can use the paper with interesting prints. Cut out shapes that you prefer and stick them on your journal.

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Step 9:

Take all the papers that you will use as pages inside the journal and fold them as shown in the image below.

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Step 10:

Start pinning the papers together so that they don’t move when you give them for binding.

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Step 11:

After binding, your journal is ready to be used!

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Did you enjoy making your DIY journal? Do let us know in the comments section below!

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