If you like keeping a journal – bullet journal or even a planner you make yourself – you are going to love these DIY journals you can make! We have rounded up some of our favorite ideas here and there is something for everyone.
Some of these take existing books and revamp them into something special. Grab a simple notebook or journal from the dollar store and customize it to your liking. Or if you want to, there are ideas here to create your very own book from scratch.
DIY Journals You Can Make
Simple washi tape accents turn this notebook from blah to WOW!
Use old cereal boxes and magazine pages to make some really cute mini journals.
We love how unique this design is. So pretty too! <<<EASY BEGINNER PROJECT!
Here’s another simple design for journals that are quick and easy to make with the help of your sewing machine.
With a traveler’s journal, you have one cover that holds several different notebooks. This is a great idea to use for bullet journaling as you can have a notebook for each different area – home, school, work, etc.
We love how a simple junk journal goes shabby chic with this idea!
Make a fun felt cover for your journal.
Do you think the ombre look will ever go out of style? We think it’s here to stay and we love it!
Make a new journal for each trip you take so you can document your travels.
With the use of your die cutting machine, you can add fun designs and words to store-bought notebooks.
A simple journal made of cardboard that is really easy to make and oh so pretty!
Want to make a bullet journal? We are loving this mandala one!
With this tutorial, you can make a love photo journal to commemorate a special occasion or a special person.
The idea behind a junk journal is that it is a handmade book made from materials that are recycled and found. This is a great idea for those of you who want to be more eco-friendly in the creation of your book.
Another idea for a junk journal, this one is themed for Christmas. You could certainly use the basic layout and design for a different theme though.
Here’s another fun way to revamp a journal with some vinyl and a Cricut or Silhouette machine.
Using watercolor supplies to make your journal gives it a lovely, delicate look.
Oh, how beautiful is this marbled paper? It makes for such a gorgeous journal.
Have you ever tried felting? It’s so much fun and really easy to do. You don’t need a ton of supplies for it either.
These journals come to life with some simple Sharpie designs.
Make custom journals for everyone you know with this easy technique.
Prayer journals are a great way to express your faith and communicate with God.
Have you ever considered making a journal with wooden covers? We love this unique idea!
Or how about grabbing an old pair of jeans and making a denim-covered journal complete with pocket for the pens.
In some ways, smash journals remind us of old-fashioned scrapbooks. They’re not as “neat and tidy and organized” as some other styles. This has more of that “thrown together” appearance and as you find things, you simply smash them in there! It’s a fun idea and this bucket list one is something that could come together over months or even years.
Can you guess what the pages in this book are made from? Toilet paper rolls! They create pocket pages that you can then fill with tickets, photos, and other memorabilia. Or you can use tags and add information, quotes, or other written ideas on them.
What a simple but beautiful way to bring the cover of a journal to life. Add your favorite washi tape and create a pretty design.
You can create a journal from leather or faux leather and then add your vinyl design to it. Easy peasy and so stylish!
What kind of journal will you make? We can’t wait to see them!