January 2024 Craft: Let’s Make a Journal

By Major Stacy Cross
Director of Education & Continuing Education
College for Officer Training

Journal Pages

  • Create the journal pages in MS Word
  • Use 8.5 x 11″ paper landscape
  • Print lines on both sides of the paper
  • Fold 5 pages in half together

Journal Cover

Use scrapbook paper or any heavy weight decorative paper to make cover.

  • Cut the paper for the cover 8 3/4″ by 12″
  • Fold it in half
  • Add decorative binder paper

Be creative!


To hold the pages inside the journal:

  • Use a sharp object to make holes through the journal pages and cover
  • Thread craft cord thorough a needle with a large eye
  • Sew the pages to the cover and tie the ends inside the journal

Download a printable version of these instructions