Every year we make journals. Last year we had log books to record our journey through our Exploration year. This year I have not totally decided what to call these journals, but they are probably going to be colonial journals.
First I used this 9 X 12 art pad.
We picked out several different faux leather fabrics from Hobby Lobby, along with leather cord.
Then I employed the crafty teen to cut and hot glue the fabric to the covers.
We left extra fabric to overlap the front cover, which I cut into an unnatural diagonal. We cut a hole into the flap and threaded the cord, wrapped it around a few times, and then tied it closed.
And there you go. Nothing fancy. I even have one for my very own.