Follow along and make a Beer Box Journal! This is Part 4 of 6 - The Journal Closings. You can see a similar journal here: Cardboard Journal
Art and Craft Supplies
Awl or other pointy tool
Beads or buttons
Glue or strong thread or needle
Back inside cover showing elastic closure
Make a hole with the awl in the back cover approximately halfway down the edge as shown in the photo and thread the elastic through. Loosely tie ends together. Adjust the elastic length once your journal is finished.
Inside front cover showing stitching used to attach bead for front closure
Sew or glue a biggish bead to the front cover, about half way down the open edge. The bead will give a place for the elastic to hold the journal closed.
Outside front cover
Attach a button or something else to tidy up or hide the bead. In this case I've used a beer bottle top.