Frugal Gift Idea — Festive Winter Journals


Emily and I enjoyed making these winter journals.  They are so simple to make, and they came out looking great!  To make the journals you will need:

  1. Pretty paper (I used snowflake print, but any pattern will work.)
  2. Plain marble notebook
  3. Exact-o knife — DO NOT LET CHILDREN USE THE EXACT-O KNIFE!!
  4. Book binding tape
  5. Glue stick
Have your child spread glue stick all over the entire cover of the marble notebook, and glue a sheet of pretty paper to the cover.  Repeat with the back cover.  
The rest is up to the grown ups —  Trim excess paper with the exact-o knife.  Use book binding tape over the binding of the notebook.  Trim any excess tape with the exact-o knife, and you are done!
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Comments

  1. Great idea!

  2. I love this idea! I saw journals on sale somewhere–I should make some for my cousins! 🙂 Thanks for the great idea!