Sometimes You Have To DIY It

I’m not sure if this is ingenious or just down right cheap and trifling. I’m an avid diarist. I’ve got drawers and footlockers full of diaries/journals, that honestly, I cringe to read through but yet can’t help but to continue writing. Typically it takes me one to two months to fill up a journal​ so I’m frequently heading to the corner store or local B&N in search for a new notebook, journal, diary or whatever I can find to write my thoughts in. (I also have a journal app on all my mobile devices.) But the journals I’m most fond of are the slim pocket journals that run about $15-20 a pop depending on where you get them. I’m close to finishing my current one and I just don’t feel like shelling out another $20 for a new one. So I made my own. I had some college ruled notebook paper, some cream colored cardstock, some minty dental floss and a hole puncher lying around to whip up this DIY journal. I know, it’s makeshift and not all that pretty but it will do for now. Actually I had fun doing it. For $20 I could go buy a pack of writing paper, some nicer cardstock and twine and make four or five journals, designing them to my own liking,  adding my own personal touch to them, like some drawings and whatnot instead of buying ones that are premade. So here’s my little DIY project for the day. 

…btw, the minty dental floss adds a nice wakeful aroma. 😊 

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4 thoughts on “Sometimes You Have To DIY It

  1. I understand the obsesssion (or compulsion) to journal, I’ve far too many – going back years and decades. In the past few years I’ve taken to buying large hardback notebooks and painting the covers. It’s great to make your own as you know what you enjoy writing on. 🙂

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    1. Yesterday I repurposed an old journal cover and made a midori style travel journal with some unused sketchbook paper. I didn’t realize it was so simple. I’m a stationary addict so I have a bunch of unused paper stored away in various nooks and crannies of my house. I can now put all of that to use in making my own journals. 😊

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