How to Make an Art Journal from Recycled Pockets

April 10, 2016
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If you're like me, you have an abundance of denim jeans that are just waiting to be recycled into something wonderful. Early this week I was looking through a stack of magazines at my local Barnes and Noble and I was inspired by a photo of a little journal created with pockets. I'm sorry to say that I don't remember the name of the magazine where I saw the idea. 

When I got home, I grabbed a couple of pairs of jeans, cut out the pockets and began playing. I filled my journal with pages of left over water color and mixed-media papers and then created a closure with a belt loop from the jeans.

It's a fun project and my head is spinning with ideas for filling the pages! 

You'll find links below to some of the supplies I used while creating.


I'd love to see your recycled pocket art journals. Feel free to tweet photos to me @BarbOwenDesigns.

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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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