I love making DIY gifts! It feels so special making something for another person, especially when you put a lot of thought into the present you create. We needed a gift to send to our teenage niece, preferably something small enough to send in the mail without costing a fortune. That’s when I remembered that as a teen a LOVED writing in a diary, and decided to make a DIY journal gift set!
How to Make a DIY Journal Gift Set
- Notebook for Journal
- Pens (I included pens with black ink and and colorful ones for variety)
- Cute Sticky Notes
- DIY Paper Clip Ribbon Bookmarks
- Pencil Pouch
1. Gather the Supplies
I made a quick trip to the store and found all the supplies I needed. I really enjoyed shopping for the supplies, because it’s so fun to look at all the pretty notebooks, pens, and stickers! The great thing about a gift set like this is that you can customize the colors and contents however you like. I tried to stick to a colorful theme of pink and purple, with some other colors splashed in. I wanted the DIY journal gift set to feel fun and girly, since it’s for my niece.
I picked up a notebook, black pens, colored gel pens, alphabet stickers, sticky notes, and a pencil pouch to hold everything. In case she wants to make a few different sections in her journal, I also made some simple and cute paper clip ribbon bookmarks she can use to mark the pages (just click on the link to get that super easy diy!).
2. Create the Kit
Once I had all my supplies ready for the DIY journal gift set, I pulled the tags and packages off of all the supplies I purchased for the kit. The pouch is large enough to fit all pens, stickers, and everything else in the gift set inside. Even the journal fits inside the pouch, which will make it easy to keep everything together and even to bring on the go.
And I made a pretty printable with tags to make your gift set look awesome, because every gift set looks better with pretty tags! The tags are in pink, blue, and purple. Fonts on the printable tags are from kevinandamanda.com
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Homemade gifts like this DIY journal gift set can be so special. I loved picking out all the items and being able to customize this present just for my niece. I know when I was a teen I would have loved a journal set like this. Actually, it would be pretty fun to use one of these now, as an adult, too! 🙂
If you are looking for more fun ideas for DIY gift sets, make sure to check out how to make an indoor snowball fight kit. The indoor pom pom snowballs in the kit are so much fun for the whole family!
What would you include in your DIY journal gift set?