Looking for winter junk journal ideas? Read on to see my flip through video for an example of a winter junk journal made from sweet wrappers and lace.
One of the things I love most about making junk journals is that you can make them out of almost anything… even sweet wrappers!
That’s how I made my Shades of Winter junk journal.
If you’d like to take a peek inside and find out more about the project, then here’s my junk journal flip through video and the story of how I was inspired to make this particular journal… and why an earth I wanted to use sweet wrappers to make the cover.
Shades of Winter Junk Journal Flip Through Video
Take a look at my video on Youtube to see my winter junk journal flip through.
- The cover: sweet wrappers, die cuts, sparkly ribbon and lace; lined with pretty scrapbook paper
- Number of signatures: 1
- Spine: hidden behind white lace
- Binding: 5-hole pamphlet stitch using lightly waxed linen thread
- Materials used: lace (and lots of it!), Quality Street wrappers, vintage fabric and trims, cardstock, envelopes, an assortment of vintage papers and this Shades of Winter kit from HappinessinCrafting
- Extras: I added a tassel (attached to a vintage fan) to decorate the spine and included a mini envelope folio full of other little extras
New to junk journaling? Take a look at my A-Z of junk journal definitions to learn heaps about this fun craft!
The Inspiration & Story
When I was studying GCSE Textiles, one of our projects was to make a patchwork book cover.
Now I can’t remember if it was my teacher who told me to use sweet wrappers, or whether I did it of my own accord (my memory really is getting terrible these days!). But either way, I made my book cover out of scraps of fabric and Quality Street wrappers – and it took on a dusky pink colour.
Fast forward 15 years or so and I remembered this project while tucking into a tin of Quality Streets with my husband at Christmas.
And it dawned on me – could I adapt my GCSE project and make a junk journal cover out of Quality Street wrappers?!
Yes, yes, I can.
So, once I had enough wrappers, off I went to try to find a way to use them as a journal cover. Because of their shiny silver wrappers (and the time of year it was), I instantly thought of making a winter junk journal.
I made most of my Shades of Winter junk journal on video – from how I made the cover right through to making some ephemera and pages for it. You can find my full playlist here if you’re interested.
Sadly, I don’t have very many photos of this journal as it sold before I could list it in my Etsy shop. Silly me for not taking the photos anyway. Oops!
Oh well, at least we have the flip through video to look back on.
Love watching junk journal flip through videos? Here’s another one; this time for my wedding junk journal, which was actually born out of this winter project!
Would I make a journal cover out of sweet wrappers again? Would I make another winter junk journal?
Maybe. And maybe again.
Since I’m still learning and adapting my style in this craft, I’m not a fan of doing the same things over and over again.
I want to challenge myself and learn more, so while I thoroughly enjoyed this project and how it turned out, I wouldn’t rush to make another as I have many other projects I want to focus on in the here and now.
As always, I’ll keep you posted.