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Beer Box Journal - Step by Step - Part 1

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Follow along and make a Beer Box Journal! This is Part 1 of 6 - The Cover. You can see a similar journal here: Cardboard Journal


Some packaging is just too good to waste. I chose this Tui box because of the great bold graphics and colours.




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Art and Craft Supplies


Beer box / corrugated cardboard
A5 paper (A4 folded in half
Scissors
Packing tape
Modge Podge or other sealant (optional)


Method




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Using paper as a guide, choose which parts of the box you want for your front and back covers.

Cut the covers a bit larger than the paper.




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Cut a rectangle about three quarters of the height of the cover for the spine. You should cut another spine piece for strength.




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Modge Podge the covers and the outer spine piece.




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Cover outer edges with packing tape. Join spine pieces together in the same way.

Right side facing, tape covers to spine




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Wrong side facing cut a piece of cardboard as shown in the photo. This is to add strength to the journal.




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Tape as shown.


Your basic cover is finished. Go to Part 2 to make the basic pages


Have fun!



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