Make your own Tarot Journal

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It’s always fun shopping around for your new Tarot Journal, but if like me you get more and more frustrated by lack of decent note books around, then why not make your own.  I found this set of instructions a while back and kept it ‘just in case’.  I haven’t gotten around to making myself a  journal yet but it’s ‘on the cards’ so to speak!  
 
If you fancy trying your  hand at creating a beautiful journal of your own, then here are the instructions to do so…enjoy.
 
You will need:

-Paper – any amount and type of paper that you want for your pages will work
-Two pieces of Corrugated Cardboard cut slightly (about 1/8 inch) larger than the pages
-a hole punch
-glue
-dried, pressed flowers and leaves
-2 pieces of colored cloth or paper cut two inches larger all around than the cardboard
-twine or string for the binding and a needle large enough to thread it
-2 pieces of clear laminate paper cut the same size and shape as the cloth
-an awl, icepick, or a sharp pencil

Begin by punching holes into the paper. You can have as many holes as you like. Four or five holes are probably best. Punch the holes in one sheet of paper. Punch the other sheets by laying this sheet on top of the others and using the holes as guides.

 
When you are finished, take the two pieces of cloth and the pieces of cardboard. Lay one piece of cardboard directly in the center of the cloth. Pull the sides of the cloth up around the cardboard and glue them down all around the edges. Do this with the other cardboard sheet and piece of cloth.
 
Determine which of the two will serve as the front cover of the book. Decorate the front with flowers and leaves by gluing them lightly to the fabric or paper.
 
Next, lay the decorated board face down on the laminate paper, taking care not to allow any bubbles or creases to form in the laminate. Cut the corners of the paper square just to the corners of the cardboard. Fold the sides over and press them down. Do the same with the back cover.
Next, lay the top cover over the pad of papers and lay the bottom cover under the papers. Straighten them so that they lay exactly above and below one another. Punch the awl or pencil through the top cover where the holes in the paper are punched.
 
Using the needle and twine, thread through the holes tightly to bind the book together. Once the book is bound, open the covers and glue the first and last page of the book to the front and back covers to cover the cardboard and the edges of the cloth and laminate paper.
 
 
by AmberSkyfire

About Jennifer

I am a Tarot reader and have used Tarot cards as a tool to provide practical, empowering, down-to-earth advice and guidance for many many people over the years. I offer intuitive and insightful personalised e-mailed readings. I look forward to reading for you soon. Love Jennifer x
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2 Responses to Make your own Tarot Journal

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! I wish I had seen it sooner. I just bought a new notebook, and am not really happy with it. I’ll definitely be making my own next time!

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  2. I’d love to see it when it’s made. Please post a photo 🙂 You can get creative with the cover, use slate or bark or anything you fancy x

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