|Written by Susan|
If youâ€™re looking for a great group or party activity this girlâ€™s journal is just what you are looking for. This is a fun craft for girls to do and it gives them a creative outlet to begin their writing careers. This is also a great gift idea for your teen and tween aged daughters to make and give to their friends. It is very inexpensive and a great beginner craft for anyone.
Things you will need:
Decorations of choice such as felt in corresponding colors, sequins, glitter, buttons, stickersâ€¦
Several sheets of paper (8â€ťX5â€ť)
To make a girls journal you will first need to make the cover.
Next you will need to decorate your front cover, the one without the flap. Using a corresponding color of felt cut designs like hearts or flowers to embellish the front of your girls journal. You can also use beads or sequins. This is the fun part so really let your imagination go. Just use hot glue or craft clue to attach your decorations to the cover.
Once you have decorated the front cover and allowed it to dry you will need to take one page of journal paper and arrange it between both pieces of the journal. Just like you would for the finished journal. Using a hole punch you will need to punch three holes into the journal. Along the left side of the journal punch a hole about an inch from the top another about an inch from the bottom and a third right in the middle of the journal. Make sure you go all the way through the felt and paper. You will also need to punch a hole in the middle of the flap closure.
On the front of the journal cover you will need to cut two small slits in the felt. This will be where your ribbon closure will be so make sure it is in the center of the right side of the front cover of your journal. Be careful not to cut through the edge of your journal. The slits should be pretty close together and parallel to each other.
Now take the journal paper out of the journal and use this as a pattern or template for additional sheets of paper. Just line them all up and use the hole punch again making sure to punch in the same spots as your template.
Insert the journal papers into the middle of the two pieces of felt and lace ribbon through the holes to keep them together. Tie the ribbon in bows.
Lace another piece of ribbon through the two slits on the right side cover of the girlâ€™s journal. You will now lace both of these ribbons through the flap and tie them into a bow.