I have absolutely LOVED spending time in my garden this summer!
I found myself wishing I had taken some notes last year so I would know a wee bit more about the different plants this year.
So . . . .
I decided to make a garden journal. A place to store extra seeds and write a bit about how the different seeds and plants thrived (or didn’t thrive)
Here’s what I did
Using white cardstock, I folded each 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper in half like this
The I burnished the edge to get a nice crisp fold so they all lay really flat
I really enjoy adding some color and variation to my books so I found some pretty scrapbook paper
and trim it to the size of the folded cardstock. 5.5 by 8.5
I also thought it would be fun to add in some graph paper. Now I can sketch out a garden design or just doodle for fun!
Now for the front and back cover
Cut the covers and glue some pretty paper to them
Arrange your garden journal the way that makes you happy . . .
Begin the binding process by punching holes. I use a Zutter, which I love, love, love!
All done! That was easy 🙂
Now go collect all your seed packets and notes and pictures and put them inside your new garden journal!
Tell your friends, tweet about it and share on facebook! (wink)