In the past, I have made several garden journals (you can see them here) but they have always been as gifts. Now that I am in my own home, I can create my own! I was so excited about the Magnolia Jane collection for a garden journal. The floral patterns are just waiting to be created into a notebook you can use every day!
To make this notebook, I used the DIY Notebook Covers and inserts. I added stickers that said “Garden” that come in the collection, but really you could title this book anything you wanted, or leave it blank too!
I wanted 4 dividers on the inside for each season (your dividers could be for whatever you wanted your notebook to be for). I took the dividers that come in the collection and added plain vellum pages behind them so that the titles would stand out.
I typed the season on the vellum with my We R Memory Keepers Typecast and stapled a clear title from the collection to the edge of the page. I like having the pieces sticking out the edge of the journal.
I added regular pattern paper after the vellum so that some of the color would peek through the vellum. See through layers in a notebook make me happy.
In between each season, I added about 1/4 of the white and kraft insert pages. I think these pages will be perfect to draw garden plans out on!
I also added a decorative page and tag in between these pages within each divider. That way lists could be on one end and plans could be on the other.
At the end of each divided section I added a Magnolia Jane envelope. These are made for these books and I love that I can add seeds or notes into each envelope.
So, I filled my album so full that I had to put a bigger ring on it than what comes in the collection HA! I recommend making a couple of these to have on hand instead.
Please note, this album was made together with the Heidi Swapp We R Memory Keepers Cinch. You can find out how to bind a book here.
To see how all the pieces come in this collection, watch this video by Heidi (DIY Notebooks are at 2:37).
I am so excited to start writing in this sweet layered notebook!
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane collection