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Forest-Themed Waterfall Journal: Flip Through & Ideas

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Over the summer, waterfall journals were all the rage. It felt like everyone was making one.

And I can totally understand why.

They’re beautiful. Unique. And fun! Need I say more?

But I thought they looked complicated – especially because they feature different-sized pages.

And then I saw this video from my friend Tammy VanAntwerp.

Waterfall journals finally made sense!

So, do you want to see a flip through of my forest-themed waterfall journal? Do you want to know more about the project? Are you looking for ideas and inspiration to make your own waterfall journal?

Well then, read on, won’t you? *wink*

Forest Waterfall Journal Flip Through

If you’d like to see a complete flip through of my forest-themed waterfall junk journal, then you can watch my video on YouTube. I hope you like it!

The “Making Of”

While I’ve already told you that Tammy’s video inspired me to make a waterfall journal, you might be wondering why I chose a forest theme.

A few weeks before making this waterfall journal, I’d finally finished the largest junk journal I’ve ever made: my “Enchanted Woodland” junk journal.

I absolutely loved how this journal turned out and I was itching to work with leaves, mushrooms and woodland animals all over again.

I also had some ephemera, such as pockets and journal cards, left over from this project.

So a forest-themed waterfall journal felt like another “meant-to-be” journal.

Forest waterfall journal flip through

Because the base of this waterfall journal relies on four pieces of scrapbook paper (with other papers interspersed between them), I had a look through my stash to see whether I had any green papers that would be suitable for the project.

Jackpot!

I found an A4 sheet of canvas that had a pretty sage-green pattern on it. This paper was perfect for my cover!

And I found some scrapbook papers in my stash that were a perfect match for it.

Following Tammy’s video, the signature was easy enough to put together.

And because I had most (if not all) of the ephemera already made, it felt like this journal was fairly quick to make.

I adore how it turned out and it feels lush with all of the crochet and ribbon trims along the sides of the pages.

I couldn’t stop stroking it at one point!

I also love that I was able to use up some random papers I’d had in my stash for a while, which I used alongside this beautiful digital kit from VectoriaDesigns.

Here’s a quick peek at some of my favourite pages:

If you’d like to follow along with exactly how I made this waterfall junk journal, then I have a three-part video series on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy watching the videos.

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The Verdict

So, would I make a waterfall journal again? Definitely, this project was so much fun to work on!

And would I make another forest-themed journal? Absolutely!

Woodland and forest themes are quickly becoming some of my most favourite themes to work with – alongside my usual pretty florals and botanicals, of course.

I guess that means watch this space if you’d like to see more waterfall journals and forest-themed junk journals from me. *another cheeky wink*

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Forest-Themed Waterfall Journal Flip Through & Ideas
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Justine Jenkins

Justine is the brains behind the House of Mahalo craft blog, YouTube channel and Etsy shop. She's been cross-stitching since she was 10, baking since she was 6 and just generally creating something fabulous for as far back as she can remember. In 2020, Justine started upcycling various items around the house, and in 2021, she discovered the wonderful world of junk journals. Since then, she's made well over 30 journals and folios by hand, alongside various handmade gifts and home decor pieces. Justine now shares tutorials and inspiring DIY ideas via this craft blog, her YouTube videos and in her Facebook group called Junk Journal Ideas and Inspiration.

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