Haunted Journal

By Noreen Doll.

I love my new haunted journal!

Crafty Journal Haunted Journal

I really enjoy Halloween images, so that is what I decided to use when I needed to make a journal.

I put a few pocket pages in among the journaling pages because it’s so handy to have a place to hold bits of paper on which notes have been written that are not ready to be used or disposed of.

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

And besides, I love pocket pages.

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

So.. here’s the front of the Haunted Journal.

Crafty Journal Haunted Journal
A close-up of one of the pockets on a pocket page.

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

The inside of the back cover

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

And the back of the journal.

Crafty Journal - Haunted Journal

I didn’t give instructions on how to make this journal, but you can find a tutorial on making a cover here.

I covered the cardboard with paper that had a spider web design and then decoupaged the skull onto it. I love how it looks!

Cereal box cardboard makes a great cover, and it looks good after you’ve covered it with some unique paper.

And the pocket page tutorial can be found here. Sturdy brown kraft paper works well for this.

I Mod Podged the small cut-outs onto the pockets, and then gave the finished pocket part a couple of thin coats of Mod Podge.

I like the spiral binding, but you can use binder rings, twine, paper clips shaped like a jump ring, or anything else you can think of to hold the binding together.

Or you can bind it like a hard back book.

The skull graphic came from The Graphics Fairy, where you can also find lots of other really wonderful graphics for all kinds of projects.

The cut-outs of the raven, cat, bat, and small skull were from the Sizzix Tim Holtz line.

Many of the papers were from My Mind’s Eye, the Haunted collection.

The cemetery punch is from Martha Stewart.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I love it! TFS!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I love this! I hadn’t thought to make my own journals, though Kristina mentioned it the other day. I had no idea and love what you did to yours! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Great haunted journal. Thanks for sharing the links for the sites you used. I really like your black images on the natural colored paper.

  4. Cute haunted journal!


  5. this is so cool. I’m a big halloween fan and want to decorate with more stuff. Found you on the monday hop at craftlete site. I’m lorraine.

  6. I love this,very crafty.

  7. HA! I love your to do list:)
    I love Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Too cool. Thanks for sharing at my party.

  9. How cute! I’d love for you join my DIY Weekend party.

  10. Cute idea and this would make a fun gift! Thanks for linking to TTF.

  11. I love this! I’m jealous and I want one! I love all things Halloween and this is so cute…especially the skull on the back!

  12. This is just adorable! I wish I was smart enough to make one! I love pretty journals! Sweet hugs!

  13. Super cool for Fall! Have you ever been haunted?

  14. Very nice! Perfect for Halloween!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

  15. Rhonda Kueck says:

    I love what you have done. You should come party with us and show of your creativity.
    Have a great weekend!

  16. This is a fantastic journal. I love the fact that you used cereal box cardboard, what a great way to recycle. LOVE the paper you used! I have a friend who would love something like this.
    I found you through “The Answer is Chocolate Link Party” where I am also partying, would love it if you’d stop by too.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  17. I love your journals!

  18. I have dreams of writing a haunted story in a journal like this. Mary Shelley would have been so impressed!

  19. Nicely done. The pockets are a great idea. I like the Halloween look of your journal.

    Visiting from the Blog Strut.

  20. I love to journal & having one with a holiday theme is just fabulous! You could do this around every holiday and even make them as gifts! =D Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Super cute journal! I love how it turned out.

  22. I love journaling and I love Halloween. Perfect project!
    visiting from Grace Grits and Gardening.

  23. I’m a new follower from the favorite posts show off. My oldest would love this! I will be sure to send it to her. Looking forward to seeing more great ideas! :)

  24. Cute journal! I love the halloween look. I like that you used cereal box cardboard. What a clever way to reuse!

  25. How creepily cool! My son would love one of these. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  26. That is so cute! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

  27. Oh my…I LOVE it!! I’m going to make me one so I can keep my ideas in it for ooaks I do for Halloween. (I’m always writing in pieces of paper when ideas pop into my head) Owww, I could do one for each holiday. THank you for the inspiration and How to!!


  28. Ohhh I meant to ask…what is Eyeball pot pie? hehe

  29. Eyeball Pot Pie is our favorite! But the eyeballs are sometimes hard to come by.

  30. This is super cute… Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with another awesome share! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

  31. Thanks for partying with us last week. We loved your journal. Please come again on Friday. http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com.

  32. Great idea!

  33. LOVE everything about it! Totally puts me in the Halloween mood! THANK YOU for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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