I'm not sure why, but Autumn often brings a bit of an organization bug my way. It's probably some sort of weird instinct to get my home in order, because I know I'll be spending more time indoors during the winter. Last year I made this house journal to keep all my ideas organized for our new home. This year, I wanted to create something similar, but with separate books for crafty ideas, decor ideas and recipe inspirations.
I found some awesome cork journals at Michael's recently and though it would be cute to label each one with a simple graphic symbol to represent each topic.To create my simple prints, I used contact paper. I cut each design from the center of each piece, and adhered the detail pieces within the open area.To paint the shape, use a sponge rather than a brush. This will help reduce paint bleed. Allow it to dry completely before ripping off the contact paper. It's that easy!Here's a look at the inside of my journal. It might be geeky, but I doodled fun title pages for my books the other night while watching TV shows. 🙂I'm looking forward to filling each of my little journals with ideas for the winter season. It's so helpful when planning blog posts to have these journals to flip through and pull ideas and inspiration! Normally, my books are a big jumble of home, food, random and personal ideas. I'm hopeful that dividing them up will keep things be a little less crazy—but still plenty crazy. I'd never want to be completely crazy-free—that's just crazy… never mind.
Do you guys get an organization itch this time of year? If so please spill all the geeky details.
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson
oh my gosh, i love this idea! also, i totally understand the organization bit. um, yes.
ps-the bag… oh my, its perfect.
you doodles are soooooo cute :))
These are awesome! Such a cool idea
Yes, please, it would be a dream come true…
A very nice idea to pimp up some of my notebooks 🙂
Really cute idea!
I love all you dyi’s. I’m actually looking for one you did a while back… about doing designs on pillows and blankets? If you know what I’m talking about let me know. please, please! I want to do a pillow for my boyfriend.
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Great idea..I agree, very cute title page!
Super fabulous! One can never have too many journals 🙂
This is a great idea. And I love the doodle on the recipe idea book 🙂
This is awesome! I recently covered a few of my journals with cork contact paper but couldn’t figure out a good way to label them. I decided to use a Sharpie, but this idea is way cuter. Thanks for sharing this!
Yes, in autumn i feel the same about organizing, it´s like going to school again , and preparing everything ; )
I should do something like this
I love these journal ideas, but I’m distracted by that gorgeous handbag! Where is it from?
Pretty, I would be doing that.
I get the desperate need to clean up my entire home and buy new throw pillows and candles and pot plants (which usually die before Christmas….).
But I just successfully re-organized my entire work space, so I’m feeling on top of the world right now (that sentence did not sound so desperate in my head…).
Your journals are so pretty! I do get an organization itch – totally! I guess it’s the changing weather and the change of the seasons. Today is the first really cold day here and I had to wear a coat when I went outside. This weather makes me want to redecorate our apartment and change my style of cooking and baking. Complete reorganization! I want to tackle a few craft project in the upcoming weeks, too.
Really cute stencils, they would make great gifts too 🙂
That is such a fun idea. 🙂
This is such a brilliant idea. I’ve been wanting to organize inspiring photos into different notebooks according to categories, and you just gave me an idea. Since the hardware is cork, you can even pin on important notes. 🙂
I have already a thousand ideas for it! Washi every where 🙂 And every single idea would land on www.lybstes.de !!!
Have great day! Ronja