Social Media

10 Types of Junk Journals for Creative Beginners

close-up shot of a chunky junk journal on top of a white table

Junk journaling is a fun and creative way to document your life, thoughts, and experiences. It's also a great way to use recycled materials and be eco-friendly. I'm not a fan of strict definitions and labels, believing that a junk journal can be anything you want it to be. However, for a creative beginner on the road to starting your first journal, here are 10 popular types of junk journals that you can try making yourself.

  • Travel Journal

This is a great way to document your travels and keep track of all the memories you make. Include ticket stubs, maps, photos, and other ephemera from your trips. A travel journal is an incredible tool to capture the essence of your journeys and preserve the rich tapestry of memories.

  • Recipe Journal

If you love to cook or bake, a recipe journal is a fun way to collect your favorite recipes. You can also include junk materials, notes about your cooking experiences, and create your own variations of popular dishes.

  • Book Journal

This is a journal dedicated to your love of books. You can include book reviews, quotes, or even drawings of your favorite characters. Beyond mere reviews, your journal pages can come alive with the vibrancy of your imagination.

  • Garden Journal

If you have a green thumb, a garden journal is a great way to track your gardening progress. You can include notes about your plants, as well as photos of their growth. I also like to include dry flowers and leaves from my garden – a simplistic herbarium collection of my own.

  • Quote Journal

Quotes and sayings inspire you and keep you motivated? Then quote journal is where you should collect your favorites. Additionally, you can also write your reflections on the quotes or create collages using them.

an opened spread of a chunky junk journal pages

  • Dream Journal

Allow your dreams to dance with your waking creativity, birthing artistic expressions that breathe life into the journal. Write about your interpretations of your dreams, or use them as inspiration for your art and writings. 

  • Bullet Journal

A bullet journal is a customizable method of personal organization and productivity. It combines the features of a to-do list, daily planner, diary, and sketchbook into a single, streamlined format. You can customize your bullet journal to fit your needs, and it can be a great way to track your goals, habits, and tasks.

  • Art Journal 

An art journal is a personal and creative space for your artistic expression. Basically, your art journal can be anything from above and below or nothing at all... Does it make any sense? Use any materials, or paint types you have at your disposal. Not inspired yet? Here are the 5 reasons why you should start your art journal today.

  • Memory Journal 

A memory journal is a sanctuary for your life's most treasured moments. This is a journal where you can record your memories, inner thoughts, and reflections. Add photos, paper scraps junk materials, letters, or even voice recordings.

  • Vision Board Journal 

This is a journal where a creative soul creates a visual representation of goals and dreams. It is something similar to a mood board or inspiration board, that helps you to visualize your creative vision. But, of course, all indie of a journal. You can use images, words, and other ephemera to create your vision board journal.

Let's wrap up...

Finally, let me give you a few more tips for junk journal beginners. Don't be afraid to use recycled materials, as it is a great way to be eco-friendly and save money. Don't worry about making mistakes, don't treat your first junk journal as a treasure. Chances that it might not look aesthetic are high. And, finally, share your junk journals with others. This is a great way to connect with other creative people and get inspiration. Happy journaling, one page after another!
Theme by BD