DIY Journal

Making your own junk journal embellishments is so much fun. It makes your journal even more interesting and unique.

Some embellishment ideas might include:

  • paperclips
  • flowers
  • page flags
  • paper beads
  • chunky charms
  • pockets/envelopes
  • tuck spots
  • page tabs
  • stitching on paper

Here are a few that I created for a vintage nature journal.

More Embellishment Ideas

In the videos below, I show how I recycled items from the junk drawer into embellishments. It's amazing what you can come up with when you look at junk differently!

More Tutorials

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Recycling Watch Parts - Junk Journal Embellishments 
Raid your junk drawers and dig out your old jewelry boxes. You'll surely find broken and discarded junk that can be re-purposed. Here are a few ideas …

4 Pockets from 1 Glassine Bag 
Hi every one I made a short video of how I make 4 pockets out of a 8inch x 4inch Glassine Bag

Color Your Paperclips! 
I love embellishing my vintage junk journals with metals of all kinds - charms, pins, paperclips, etc. But finding them in the antiqued/bronze finish that …

Recycled Junk Journal Pockets 
If you have a look around your home, office and out running errands, chances are you`ll find something to recycle/alter for a junk journal. Here are …

Keep Your Cancelled
Postage Stamps!
Using postage stamps in crafts is not new. They are beautiful little works of art worthy of display and for that reason have been cropping up in paper …

Hearts On A String 
I started doing my 'hearts on a string' in pamphlet stitch junk journals a few years ago. I don't mind the look of the string ends at the center of my …

Tutorial on Altered Paper Clips  
Just a wee video on how I make my altered paper clips:

Vintage Style Embellishments For Your Journals and Other Creations 
Need inspiration on your next embellishments for your junk journal cover, box or any other vintage styled creation? Then take a look at these projects …

Chunky Charm Tutorial 
The following tutorial series by Monique at Butter Bee Scraps will help you learn the basics for creating chunky charms that you can add to the spine …

Seam Binding 'Crinkle' Clips 
Here's how I give my seam binding a crinkled look. I do this right after I've colored it and it's still wet. It's so simple - I just bunch it into …

Altered Coin Envelope 
Here's a quick and easy project - an embellished a 3 x 5.75" coin envelope. I decorated it with embellishments from Rachel's May 2016 Creative Collections …

Colored Hole Reinforcers 
I love adding page reinforcers/reinforcement labels in my junk journals and art journaling. I have found a way to color them myself. One way is to use …

How to Color Seam Binding 
I love using colored seam binding in my vintage junk journals. It makes a nice embellishment on tags and adds a feminine touch to closures too. I use …

My Creative Process 
So I have done a few projects now with the 'I think outside the box attitude' and thought maybe you guys wanted to see just a little glimpse of how my …




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