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How To Create A Garden Journal

Why keep a garden journal? The information you gather will help you become a better gardener.

What is a garden journal? A garden journal is a record of information about your garden. There is no right or wrong way to write a journal. It is your journal! You should create it based on the types of information you want to track to help you with your garden experience.

You can use a decorative rice paper and adhere it with Modge Podge. Apply Modge Podge on the area where you want to place the rice paper. Have the rice paper placed on top of the Modge Podge while it’s still wet. Apply another layer of Modge Podge on top of the rice paper.

Once the Modge Podge has dried, you can use a sanding block to smooth out the edges of your journal. It will knock off the excess paper.

To create the burlap pocket, run the burlap garland to the length of the chipboard album. Fold a piece of the burlap up to create a large pocket. Trim the top to align with the top of the album. Run a bead of hot glue across the top to adhere the burlap to the rice paper and journal.

With your hot glue gun run a bead of glue to adhere the sides of the burlap to the journal. Next add glue to each sides of the pocket. The burlap is porous. To avoid burning yourself, use a pencil or plastic scapula to press the burlap down onto the garden journal.

You can embellish your pocket with a simple large button. Add a dot of hot glue and press down. I placed the scapula inside the pocket. This way it did not glue my pocket shut. The pocket is the perfect place to slip a plant tag or plant receipt.

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