Thanksgiving Thoughts Guest Journal

Create a keepsake that will forever record cherished words of thanks.

These easy-to-craft journals are created with patterned paper, ribbon, card stock, and other craft store staples. Use it to give your holiday guests an opportunity to write down all that they're thankful for. By making the little books match your holiday table decor, you'll add a meaningful element that will enhance your Thanksgiving experience.


To create the cover for the journal, cut a rectangle from heavy card stock and wrap it with patterned paper. Enhance the cover with a length of ribbon and a square of border sticker, then add a leaf sticker with adhesive foam at the center.

To make the pages, begin by measuring the height and width of one of the book's covers. Subtract 1/2 inch from height and 1/4 inch from the width; these will be the dimensions of the finished pages.

Cut a strip of card stock that is as tall as the page height and 8 times as long as the page width. Fold accordion-style into 8 equal panels. To complete the book, glue the first and last panel to the front and back covers (see photo above).


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