Make A One of Kind Journal

I am always picking up blank journals whenever I go to the dollar store. They are good to write down your thoughts and dreams, but they are also good to be able to write down what you thankful for. I am currently using one to take notes in as I am reading my devotionals. Although blank journals serve a purpose, they are just so blah. Dull looking, ordinary. I had often read that when you surround yourself with beautiful things that it will increase your positivity and after the year, I had I need some of this positivity. So I decided to spruce up my blank journal, using some scrap fabric, hot glue, and a fabric flower, I now have a one of a kind journal and you can too if you follow these simple steps.

Steps to Make a One of Kind Journal

First, go to the dollar store and buy a blank journal.

blank journal

As you can see, my journal was a leather-bound one. The other materials I used are pictured. The fabric I had leftover from a pillow I made.

Next lay your journal on top of the fabric.

blank journal and fabric

Make sure to cut a slit in the middle on the top and the bottom of the fabric. This will allow the fabric to lay flat. Using hot glue and a glue gun, glue the fabric to the inside cover  in the front and the back. So your journal will end up looking like this.

blank journal covered

Next glue on the finishing touch, the fabric flower.

blank journal finished

See with a little bit of imagination and sometimes you turned something that was ordinary into something unique. This would be an excellent gift to give that writer in your life or for any teenage girl. I know that I am going to make one for all three of my daughters. So tell me what do you think of the way I upcycled a plain dollar store journal? Now that you have this made look at this cool post about finding ideas on what to write.

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  1. What a great way to personalize a journal and make it more unique. I haven’t had a physical journal in a long time.

  2. That is a great idea and I absolutely love how yours came out. You did an awesome job!

  3. That is such a lovely journal. What a beautiful way to express your yourself and make the journal even more personal.

  4. My kids LOVES writing in their journals- the would love to each make their own custom one.

  5. So pretty! I like adding a personal touch to things like this. I’m on a big “planner personalization” kick right now!

  6. This would indeed be perfect for my almost-teen daughter! She loves to write and I know she’d love to make her own one of a kind journal! Right now she’s using a sprial bound Monster High notebook…just not cutting it! lol

  7. What a beautiful and easy to follow tutorial. I love unique journals and spend hours looking for the perfect one. I should try this trick and just make the perfect one!

  8. What a cute way to upgrade those basic blank journals! I’m going to try this next time I have one.

  9. That is so pretty! I love handmade journals, although sometimes I think they’re too nice to actually write in!

  10. I have so many journals and I never make the time for them. I absolutely love the print on yours!

  11. This is a really cute idea. I have some journals that are pretty boring. I would love to use this idea and spruce them up.

  12. That is awesome and I really love this. I always pick them up whenever I go to the stores too. Picked one up at Target just recently. I’ll have to try your idea.

  13. Ah! It makes it so much more exciting to write on, when you can have your own creativity on it! This is very nice!

  14. Great D-I-Y. Journals are such personal items and should reflect the individual. I’m a bit worried about the colour of the Rose as it seems it would get dirty easily

  15. Believe it or not I made this back during the summer and it hasn’t got dirty yet.

  16. I LOVE journaling. This would be fun to make. Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Linky Party. #homematterparty

  17. What a cute journal. I really need to start writing in a journal. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I used to make journals and scrapbooks like this when I was younger. Thank you for the inspiration to start making them again! I think my daughter would love to do this as well! #HomeMattersParty

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