If you Google or do a search on Pinterest for junk journals, you will find a million different options that are all wonderful but if you never made one before, it can be a bit confusing. So here's an easy version to create a junk journal from your paper scraps.
Start with deciding the size of the journal. Mine is 5 1/2" by 8". Then you need to go through your paper scraps and pick out papers for your journal. The pages should be 5 1/4" by 8" at the maximum. Meaning you can use smaller pieces but not larger. Once you have enough papers you need to create signatures. Signature is a section of the book made up of a few folded papers.
Once your signatures are ready you need to prepare your cover. I made the cover from two cardstock glued together. you need a soft cover in order to be able to stitch the signatures to it. The stitching process is done in two "eight" shapes with a linen thread and a needle. It requires accurate measuring but it's an easy process that anyone can do.
I made four signatures and my journal didn't take long to make at all. Now I can have fun filling it up with art, journaling, doodling, photos and junk!
Watch the video tutorial for the full binding process.
have fun creating!