I've been so busy with Christmas Craft shows but I want to share
these Little Golden Book JUNK JOURNALS.
They are so fun to make!
Here are a few that were completed.
I call these Junk Journals because you can fill them with all sorts
of scraps, pictures, tags, fabric and lace.
To make your Junk Journal-
You will need a Little Golden Book
-These are easy to find at Yard Sales and Thrift shops for $.25- $1.00
Assorted Scrapbook papers, junk mail, coloring book pages, stickers,
lined paper, card stock, greeting cards. envelopes, tags, etc.
3 binder rings
optional -scraps of ribbon, bells, tags
Frosty's cover was well worn at the binding and easy to remove.
Make sure the front and back covers are the same size.
Use cutter if needed.
I was able to gently tear out pages by holding down the "golden" foil edge.
Cut your pages to the same size as the covers.
My pages were cut to 6 1/16'' by 8''
I used these large binder type clips to keep all the pages together and in the right order.
I went to Staples and used their industrial strength 3 hole punch.
I worked on my project at the store like it was my own office!
And it was free.
Sorry about jumping around from book to book!
Some of the books sold before I could post
and my pictures were not a complete project.
But I think you will understand and forgive me!
After I have the covers ready, I gather paper and envelopes and cut to size.
I use the 3 hole punch on these pages.
Starting at the first page, I alternate scrap paper with story pages.
Being careful to keep the story pages in the right order.
The story book pages are not covered with other paper.
I also add pocket pages and envelopes.
The books are usually about 12 pages.
I recommend adding at least another 14 pages.
I found these Book binder rings at the Dollar Tree.
I used 1'' rings. If you make a thicker book the Dollar Tree
also carries rings that are 1 1/2''
Once the rings are on the book you may want to add ribbon like I did.
I used scraps of ribbon that I have saved for something like this project.
The ribbon is just tied to the rings and can be left off if you prefer.
Here's Baby Farm Animals
I found these old flash cards that matched the stories!
Remember the Saggy Baggy Elephant?
I put the books in a basket to display on my table.
They were a good seller.
These junk journals are a great way to use up some of your paper stash.
The rings open so these books can be added to in the future.
What do you do with it?
Use for journaling, personalized gift, artwork, photos, important notes.... be creative!
Of course I kept
''The Little Red Hen''
I'll work on that one in my spare time-
What was your favorite Golden Book from childhood ?
Share with me in the comments.
Update: Just to let you know I have a few left
and they have been posted on EBAY for $18
If you are interested my shop name is fvlisas
XO Lisa S