Friday, May 21, 2010

Covered Journal

I bought the journal 
at Michael's
in their $1 bins

I took the cover off of the binding

applied the glue to the outside

brought the paper over the edges

I then covered the inside with a different paper
cutting it just a little shorter 
than the cover

I used a crochet hook to punch threw the wholes

then put the binding back on 

viola !!!

Although mine aren't as elaborate
I got the idea from


  1. Jo, you are so clever!! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Jo that looks great and so personalized. You are a very talented lady!

  3. I love this idea - thanks for sharing! :) I'm your new follower from New Friend Friday! Come follow me at anne :)

  4. That is so cute. You've made a simple book look fabulous.

  5. Visiting from Manic Momday on meetup Monday. This is such a cool project!!

  6. Very thrifty. I love the embellishment. It looks so pretty now.

  7. found you at The Girl Creative, I love this. I dont officially scrapbook, but I use the materials in faux scrapbooking ways, like this, or a recent shadow box I made but cannot post about yet, as it has not yet been gifted. I hope you visit my blogs sometime, as I am now following yours!

  8. very cute, I've worked on some mixed media journals too which I posted about, so much fun!

  9. Really cute idea - great for gifts!
    I'm stopping by from The Girl Creative! I'm your newest follower!


  10. What a fabulous DIY transformation~well done!

    I hope you have stopped by to enter my giveaway.

  11. Very nicely done! Stop over for a chance at a CSN LANTERN Giveaway - patti

  12. Such a sweet makeover! Got to love those $1 bins at Michael's!


  13. This is just so cute! I shared your post with my friends at Dixie Pieces.

  14. I love how you took something from $1 to expensive designer journal. I am bookmarking thins idea for a future project.

    I was wondering how hard it is to remove the cover. Do you just unroll the cover from the binding? How do you keep the paper intact?

    Thanks for sharing.

  15. That is too Cute!!

    I am visiting and following you from Meetup Mondays!

    You can find me here~

  16. Great Idea! Thanks for sharing your very creative project. I wish I had time to make one right now.

  17. that is great! love the idea, I never would have thought of it! I visiting you from TCJ.

  18. This is great! I love the way you embellished it, and I did not know you could take the covers off and put them back on easily.

  19. Just what I was looking for!! I'm planning on making an autograph book for my daughter this weekend(we're going to disneyland!).

    I would love it if you link up to my link party this week

  20. ok this is seriously BRILLIANT!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

  21. I love that paper ! thanks for sharing your
    process with us ,I love making journal covers and
    I am always interested to see how other people do
    theirs . I found you at Its so very cheri
    great job I also love the name of this blog!

  22. I have a couple of these journals. This is so cute!

    Laura @ along for the ride
    p.s. I have a blog party on Saturdays and I'd love it if you linked up!