Idea 3: Make A Scrapbook Journal
I am slightly addicted to Pinterest, I must admit. Its totally great and so easy to use for a quick hit of inspiration. ‘Scrapbooking’ your own boards is great, takes seconds and can be a great and effective tool for things like wedding planning and interior designing. However, nothing beats the real thing. I don’t know about you but I have hundreds of old fashion magazines piled high, and I would never throw them out, I still love looking through them sometimes. I also collect EVERYTHING: music tickets, flyers, and anything that catches my eye or reminds me of something I’ve done. So, a great way to keep all your inspirations together and journal your life is making scrapbooks! Its much more rewarding that doing it online, and you will have them for years to come, and I’m sure even your kids will want to look through them one day! I have always kept extensive travel journals and always do them in a scrapbook style – sticking in cuttings and photographs along the way. I also like to keep ‘inspiration journals’ and keep any pictures or articles I come across in my old Vogue magazines. This way you don’t have to dig through all those pages every time you need an inspiration hit! I keep them for specific things to, like fashion, beauty, my blog, holidays, interiors, anything! I’ve also done a memories scrapbook which holds all my old gig tickets, posters and notes from my friends. its a really cute thing to look through and is an easy way to store these kind of memories. If you don’t look at them frequently, then why keep them!?
You can use any notebook, or if you want to get really creative, use an old book and glue over the pages for a real home-made effect. I used an old photography book for a travel journal once and painted the pages over. It looks really special and is totally unique to me! All the travellers I met loved it!
So give it a try, whether your planning a wedding, your Christmas, a new style, or just want some daily happiness to look through.
Remember to check back on http://www.therattleblog.com tomorrow for another creative thing to do indoors this Autumn!