A junk journal is a handmade book made from a variety of materials, such as old books, envelopes, newspapers, and vintage ephemera. The name "junk journal" refers to the fact that the materials used to create the journal are often discarded or repurposed items that would otherwise be considered junk.
Junk journals are typically used as a creative outlet for recording thoughts, ideas, and memories. They often have a personal, handmade aesthetic and may include elements such as collages, doodles, drawings, and handwritten notes. Some people use junk journals as a way to organize their thoughts and ideas, while others use them as a form of self-expression or art.
To create a junk journal, you will need a variety of materials, such as old books, envelopes, and paper. You can also use decorative items, such as ribbons, buttons, and stickers, to add a personal touch to your journal. Once you have your materials, you can start by cutting and folding the pages of your old book to create the desired shape and size for your journal. Then, you can add the other materials, such as envelopes and papers, to the journal and decorate it as desired.