Create a journal to remember your travels, or perhaps a
sketch book where you can draw or save photos, clippings and ideas.
To decorate your journal, choose images that complement your plans.
Affix printed images to a store-bought notebook with paper craft glue or
spray adhesive. Our example in the top-right photo features a button closure
that's easy to add. Begin by sewing a button to the front cover. Punch a
hole in the back cover of your notebook and thread a loop of elastic
cord through. Adjust it to the proper length and then tie the cord in a
knot on both sides of the cover so it doesn't slip out. If the cover is
particularly thick, try using a small drill bit with an electric drill to
make the necessary holes.
The spiral journal in the bottom photo is
adorned with a tiny bow, which can be easily applied with hot glue. Be creative
and choose embellishments that remind you of your journeys. Perhaps
you'll pick up a piece of sea glass or press a flower between the pages to
dry. A particularly interesting matchbook cover or sales receipt can even be
a nice touch!