Tween girls will love practicing their handwriting skills in a journal this pretty! This remake of a standard composition book is a fun, inexpensive project for any individual, youth group, or classroom.
With a sponge brush, apply glue to the cover portion of a purchased composition book (not the binding edge).
Lay your 12 x 12 patterned paper atop it, aligning the edge with the binding. Press down, making sure the paper fully contacts the cover. Carefully flip it over and lay a few heavy books on top. Let dry for several minutes (see the directions on your glue bottle for dry time recommendations).
Once it’s dried, lay the piece on a self-healing mat and use a craft knife to cut to the size of the composition book cover. Adults should assist with this step. Repeat with back cover.
To decorate, cut a strip of ivory cardstock and edge with brown ink. Mat it on a slightly larger piece of brown cardstock, cut to size, and adhere to bottom front cover. Add stickers.
Create a punched-border square from brown cardstock. Cut a smaller square from lined patterned paper, round the edges, ink, and adhere to the punched piece.
With journaling markers, write on the lined paper and add stickers to finish.