Pretty Peacock Journal Cover- easy DIY with free pattern!

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A few weeks ago, I showed you how to create your own Bullet Journal.  It is a great way to keep yourself organized and be creative at the same time.  This week, I want to show you how to make your own cover for your journal.

pretty peacock diy journal cover

This unique cover made with polymer clay is not only fun and easy to make, but it will make your journal all the more unique to you!  Polymer clay is an easy to use oven baked clay that is incredibly versatile.  It can be used to create not only book covers, but ornaments, jewelry, art and much more.  It is limited only by your imagination!

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My journal not only includes daily tasks, but doodles and craft ideas for future posts.  Since creativity is throughout the journal, it seemed right to continue onto the front cover.  So with that in mind, I created a fun peacock cover using polymer clay.

And I am including a free pattern for you!

pretty peacock diy journal cover

For this project I used:

8 oz. Polymer Clay (Black)
Laser Cut Wood Birdcage
Powdered Pigments
E6000 Craft Glue
Flat Back Rhinestones
Sculpey Glaze- Satin Finish

peacock-pattern

pretty peacock diy journal cover

Soften the polymer clay in your hands and then roll it out on a flat surface about 1/4″ thick.  Use a ruler and knife to cut to the size of your book cover.  (Make it about a little smaller than your cover to allow for easy opening of your journal).

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pretty peacock diy journal cover

Place the flat piece of clay onto a piece of aluminum foil.  Use a brush or your finger to add the powdered pigments to the clay, creating the background colors.  I used bright gold and blue, mixing in the middle for a bit of movement.

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  • Mary Goodger October 26, 2016, 7:29 pm

    Ahh I love this! Thanks for this tutorial (and all your other ones!). I’ve been dying to make a clay journal cover and now I just need the nice pigment powders!

  • Lynda October 24, 2016, 1:36 pm

    That is so cool!!! Now I have to look at all your patterns to see what else I can use on this journal cover.

  • Grambo October 21, 2016, 1:37 pm

    Can’t wait to make this for Scarlett’s journal. Happy Halloween Boo
    Hugs, Grambo

  • Patty October 21, 2016, 1:52 am

    I’m brand new to your blog (a newbie) and I am enjoying it so much. that 1st evening I think I spent about 4 hours exploring and reading and laughing, love to laugh anytime anywhere, well except funerals.
    You my dear are very talented and creative, but what I can’t figure out is where in the world do you put all your supplies. I know you have them in containers in every nook and cranny, but you do so many different crafts, you just have to have a ton of supplies.
    Do you hand stitch your quilts or do you use a machine and are you quilting on the road.
    I have wanted to learn how to quilt for the longest time, a friend of mine was going to do on line video classes, but it didn’t work out for her.
    I have a love affair for every quilt I see, I have I think 6 and three are over a hundred years old and in mint condition and believe me they have been used, but well cared for and I treasure them.
    I love doing crafts and that is why I am so excited to have found you, I love painting and I have done a few things with clay, I love making ornaments. I have a feeling I am going to learn how to do a lot of wonderful new crafts that I learn from you.

  • Deb Elliott October 21, 2016, 12:18 am

    This craft is adorable. I want to make one. Suzy, you are so creative. I’m glad I stumbled onto your site a few months ago.

    Keep on craftin’

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