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Make A Quick And Easy DIY Poetry Journal

This quick and easy DIY poetry journal is being shared as part of this month’s Craft Lightning roundup of obscure holidays, where crafts are made in 15 minutes or less!

DIY Poetry Journal Our Crafty Mom

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I chose to create a project for Great Poetry Reading Day, which is April 28th. My Son is a writer and loves poetry so I made this journal for him. There is nothing like a leather journal, especially one that is personalized with a really great verse!

When I was looking at what signified Great Poetry Reading Day, it said it was in honor of some really great verse, so I added a quote from Chalk Couture that really resonated with me. I knew my Son would like it as well-especially since it was given to him to start the New Year. Let me show you how quick and easy this DIY Journal was to make.

DIY Poetry Journal

At the start of the New Year, you can usually find journals and calendars for 50% off, so I was psyched when I found this leather journal at the craft store. It has a masculine look to it and is small enough to fit in a coat pocket.

My Son always has a small notebook and pen on him and is constantly writing, so this journal will come in very handy. I’m a Chalk Couture designer and one of the things I love is you can create so many different things like pillows, signs, t-shirts, etc. in no time at all. You can check out Chalk Couture products here.


Leather Journal Craft Lightning Our Crafty Mom


  • Step 1 – Place the Your Life Your Story Transfer in the center of the inside cover. 

Journal With Chalk Couture Transfer Our Crafty Mom

  • Step 2 – Use the small squeegee to add the black chalk paste to the transfer. 

Chalked Journal Our Crafty Mom

  • Step 3 – Let the transfer dry

Quote on Journal Our Crafty Mom

  • Step 4 – Add expansion pack with zipper pouch.

Inside of Journal

The zipper pouch is perfect to hold pens, stamps and envelopes. There you have it-a thoughtful gift idea made in under 15 minutes!

Here are some fun ways to celebrate Great Poetry Reading Day:

  • Write your own poems
  • Read great poems by yourself, or at a poetry listening party
  • Make a poetry journal for the poet in your life!

If you want to see more crafts based on obscure Holidays, check out Craft Lightning hosted by 30 Minute Crafts, See Lindsay and The Country Chic Cottage which runs every day this week. There are so many cool and creative ideas.

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