Monday, December 13, 2021

Another Little Golden Book Junk Journal for Christmas

PLUS - An Easy way to make POCKET PAGES

Hi Friends!

Since my Golden Book Junk Journals continue to be

a popular post, I have another book with a tip to share.

This book was in very bad shape.

The cover was already torn apart.

I show you how to take apart the book here in more detail.

Cut your cover and book pages to 8' by 6''

Today I  want to show you an easy way to make

pockets for your Little Golden Book.

To start,

you will need a 12''x 12'' sheet of

cardstock or scrapbook paper.

I prefer double sided.

Fold in half.

Unfold, this is the back of the inside.

Fold again, I have a tiny score board so I 

fold in half to score the paper at 4''

and fold up.

Use a bone folder or plastic credit card edge

to burnish or smooth the folds.

Glue the outside 1/4'' of pocket and down the center.

Let dry a few seconds.

I have a heavy duty 3 hole punch.

It can be adjusted for the 8'' book.

I put a piece of tape on the punch so

I know were to line up the page.

Punch the folded edge.

Each pocket folder has 4 sides to decorate

and fill. Paper can also be add to the center

area for more variety.

These pockets can be used in sewn journals

 if you do not punch the holes.

I made a stack of these.

All the pages are 8'' high 6'' wide with

a 4'' pocket.

I put one pocket between each book page.

I try to keep the story pages in order.

Sometimes I have to fix a page or remove it

if it's too damaged.

I lay out the pages and continue until the end

of the book.

I use 3 binder clips to hold the pages together.

Now is the fun part!

Adding to the pockets.

A few extra pages here and there-

On the clips I add some ribbon.

It's a nice chunky journal.

A unique gift for a friend.

Ready to be filled with Christmas memories.

Merry Christmas!

Xo, Lisa S


  1. Thank you for sharing about the junk journal pages! I will be scouring yard sales and thrift shops for vintage Golden Books now. What a fun gift to make for friends for their Christmas memories.

    1. Rori,
      It's so nice to meet you! The Christmas journals are by far my favorite to make and fill. I know you will enjoy making one. The books are easy to find for under a dollar and if they are well loved and tattered all the better.
      Merry Christmas!
      xo Lisa S

  2. I love this so much! Visiting you from the party in your pj's.

    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you visited today.
      Merry Christmas!
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Thank you!
      They are easy to personalize too! There are 100's of books in this series. I had a request from an adult who has a sister that was crazy about 'Alice in Wonderland'. I had a copy made and her sister loved it.
      xo Lisa S

  4. Love this! Can't wait to try to make one. Thanks for linking up to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!

    1. Penny,
      I hope you make one, they are a lot of fun!
      Merry Christmas,
      xo Lisa S

  5. Lisa, what a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
    Visiting from friendship Friday #105

    1. Paula,
      It's great to meet you! Thanks for the visit.
      Come back anytime :)
      xo Lisa S

  6. This sounds like such an awesome way to make a journal for yourself or to give as a gift indeed. Making the pockets doesn't sound as hard as it initially appeared. Thank you for sharing and merry Christmas to you!

    1. Asrid,
      These books do make fun gifts to personalize. I'm glad I explained the pocket without making it sound complicated. The 12 x12 paper is perfect size to make these.
      xo Lisa S

  7. Such a great project. The images of those books bring back such sweet childhood memories. I had the Night Before Christmas Book. Wished we had saved it. Thanks for always sharing. #HomeMattersParty Happy New Year.

    1. Donna,
      Thank you so much!
      I have let myself get very behind with comments, but I REALLY APRRECIATE the kind words.
      xo Lisa S

  8. Lisa, I've been very nostalgic this year and these book projects are such treasures.

    I'm looking forward to another year of pretty and creative inspiration when the FWF party starts up again this Friday, January 7th.
    Hope to see you there!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Rachelle

    1. Rachelle,
      Thank you so much!
      I always look forward to joining your party.
      I appreciate you hosting each week.
      xo Lisa S

  9. This is just too fun! I love those cherished Golden Books ...



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