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Bullet journaling is my secret weapon to staying organised. If you don’t know what a Bullet journal is read this post ‘Why you NEED a bullet journal’

Last week we talked about what signatures are and how to make them. If you missed it go “HERE“. Now we are moving on to how to make junk journal covers. Your cover can be as easy as cutting up a cereal box and going to town with the glue and images, you can also re-use book covers from old books and everything in between.

To make your junk journal cover your going to need the following:

  • A cereal box or other type of cardboard.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Rotary paper cutter(helpful not necessary)
  • Fabric or paper to cover your cardboard

To start with before you go and cut anything you will need to measure the height and width of your signatures. Once you’ve done this I add 1 centimetre to each measurement and that is my cover size. To figure out the width of your spine you need to stack your signatures and measure the height of the stack. With these measurement’s you can cut your cardboard to size.

Junk Journal Covers Videos

These youtube videos are where I have learnt to make covers for my junk journals. This first video is my go-to way to make my covers.

The next video is a bit more technical but it is really worth watching as they are very experienced with junk journals.

Junk journal covers are really not hard to make once you’ve watch these couple of youtube videos. If you don’t feel like these styles would work for you, you can repurpose a hardcover from an old book and stitch your signatures into that. The video below shows you how to make a cover that way.

Junk Journal Covers I’ve Made

Using the videos above this is my most recent junk journal cover.

Next week we will look at binding your signatures into your new cover. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at [email protected] or comment on this post.

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