Have you ever priced travel journals online? They are expensive. This travel journal diy is a great alternative, and lets you to create something that is more personalized.
We used pictures from our recent trip to Charleston to make these journals. I love the idea of having pictures from past trips and vacations on our journals for inspiration.
Before blogging, there was journaling. As any adventurer does, I like to take note, collect and gather my travel experiences to look back on at a later time. I still enjoy putting pen to paper to record my thoughts. In it’s simplicity, this journal is perfect for tucking into your backpack and taking along on your next adventure.
What you’ll need:
travel photos printed onto standard, multipurpose copy paper
cardboard covered notebooks
Print a variety of photos from your past travels in various shapes and sizes. I printed them out on multipurpose copy paper. Don’t they look great? That’s because of the nifty new HP Envy 5660 e-All-in-One printer I received for my participation in the #HPSmartMom Panel. It does an amazing job!
Once your pictures are printed, cut them into a variety of shapes. Lay them out on top of the journal to get an idea of placement. It’s okay to overlap them – I encourage it. I recommend choosing one picture that you want to use as your background image and print it large enough to cover the entire front of your notebook. We used a picture taken of a cobblestone road in Charleston. It’s the perfect neutral background image.
Cover your work space with newspaper. The spray adhesive can be a bit messy. It also gives your pictures a bit of a matte finish when it dries, making it look a little aged which I just love. Next, start spraying and gluing. Spray some adhesive onto the back of each picture and gently place it onto the notebook. I warned you – this can get messy! Use a pair of scissors to remove any overlap from the edge of the notebook. That’s it. Easy peasy!
I recommend tucking an envelope inside of your journal, to collect keepsakes and mementos.