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How to Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes

Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - journal with a yarn bow
Junk journals are a combination of journaling and mixed media. This craft has been around for some time allowing each person to create a truly unique personal memento. Altered books are similar projects. Learn how to make a junk journal out of envelopes.
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January 23, 2018

Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - finished journalJunk journals are great to make and to give as gifts. There are videos on the internet that show how to put together a junk journal. I fell in love with them on first sight. This craft is the beginning of a junk journal which is made out of envelopes.

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • 8 envelopes envelopes (I used notecard size envelopes).
  • lots of colored paper scraps or squares in various sizes
  • bottle Elmers glue or Tacky glue
  • scissors
  • yarn stash
  • photos
  • any other pretty paper or ribbons
Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Open all envelope flaps.
  2. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - open flaps
     
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  3. Place glue on gummy side of envelope flap.
  4. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - add glue to gummy side of flap
     
  5. Place flap in other envelope and press to ensure that glue adheres to paper.
  6. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - place flap into the next envelope
     
    Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - press to stick
     
  7. Repeat with rest of envelopes.
  8. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - repeat
     
  9. Glue colorful paper on first envelope for a cover.
  10. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - glue colorful paper to first envelope as a cover
     
  11. Glue pictures onto whatever pages you like.
  12. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - add photos
     
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  13. Place pieces of colored paper into the envelopes so you can write on them.
  14. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - note papers can be slipped into the envelopes
     
  15. Make pockets out of colorful paper to hide journaling notes in and put favorite quotes, pieces of cards, and notes in them. This is done by gluing just three sides onto a page and leaving the top side open.
  16. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - make optional pockets with paper
     
  17. Tie yarn around journal in a pretty bow.
  18. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - tie yarn around the journal
     
  19. Enjoy filling in your junk journal and when it gets full of beautiful things then cherish it and make another :)
  20. Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes - journal with a yarn bow
     
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