🛠What you need to prepare to produce a junk journal?📖

Junk journals can be a great outlet for creativity and self-expression. So what do you need to have on hand to make a junk journal?


If you're already a crafter or only have a few basic creative supplies, then your spare room may be equipped with everything you need. After all, many people in the junk journaling world only use trash and leftovers to create their beautiful journals.

However, there are also many people who don't have "junk" on hand because "junk" does take up a lot of space.

So let's talk about what you really need today.

No.1 Notebook

Notebooks are categorized into loose-leaf notebooks and shaped journals.

Beginner players can first practice with a loose-leaf book, more photo-capable and will not burst the book, paste the writing is not satisfied with the paper can be replaced. Choose the size that you think is suitable. The following are some of Journalsay's suggestions for choosing the right size.

[A5] to do garbage handbook and travel handbook, can organize the larger material

[A6] Use to do garbage handbook, organize a little smaller material;

[A7] Use it for agenda keeping, loose-leaf is more flexible.

The stereotyped diary is more suitable for having a clear direction of production, suitable for producers with certain experience

The following are some of Journalsay's suggestions for choosing the right size.

[A5] Used to make collages: garbage collages, Korean collages, retro collages, etc.;

[A6] It is used to make one page a day, it is a diary type, and it is easy to write a page;

[B6] Slightly smaller than A5, used to write baby growth records and reading notes

Tips: There are many choices of notebooks, the one that suits you is the best, the grid notebook is the best to use, and it can have the function of assisting positioning and typesetting

No.2 Decorative materials paper

Decorative materials are an essential piece of making a trash journal!It also comes from a wide range of sources

Old Books:

Rummage through your bookshelves looking for old textbooks or books with yellowed pages. While tearing out books is not a good habit, if you have a textbook or a very old, irreparable book, use it to make new ideas.

Tickets and bills:

Check your handbag and wallet for money box slips, plane tickets, bus tickets, movie tickets, invoices, receipts, and other documents you might find in your bag!

Newspaper or newsprint:

Create a more vintage look by coloring newspapers with coffee or tea. You can also use plain newsprint and stamp patterns on it.


It always helps to have a journal that you can cut out. You can cut out entire pages that contain interesting text, or you can cut out individual letters or pictures to add interesting images to your journal.

Old photos:

It's always fun to look through old photo albums and relive memories. Find photos that can be cut or copied to add to your collection.

No.3 Glue

There really are a lot of glues to choose from, so you need to choose one that is easy to use and dries quickly, but not too quickly. Having liquid glue and double sided tape on hand is the best combination.

No.4 Cutting Tools

The simplest and most practical cutting tool is scissors, but when it comes to some special needs, such as cutting into rounded corners and straight lines, scissors can't do a good job, so you need the help of another cutting tool.

Rounded corners cutter can smoothly cut into a perfect arc.

The Paper Cutter cuts paper quickly and safely.

The pen knife can cut the required complex frame part from the paper, avoiding the inconvenience of scissors.

Journalsay offers all of the above tools or alternatives, so if you need them, you can just click on the corresponding image and you will be redirected to the corresponding product.

Good luck to all of you in creating beautiful and special junk journals!