DIY Felt Thank You Journal

A giftable felt journal that is so easy to make.

All you need is a sheet of felt, some printer paper, a needle and thread, and embellishments of your choosing.

I started with folding the printer paper in half. Since I am using a cream card-stock paper, I scored each one first with my bone folder to the pages wouldn’t crack. Next, I folded the felt around the paper, making sure everything was centered. Using a needle and thread I stitched along the spine and then back again to reinforce it. Once finished, I trimmed the edges of the paper so they will line up nicely on the face of the book.

Now that the journal is made, you can decorate your cover any way you like. In my example, I am using a Thanksgiving-themed palette of creams and olive green and textures from a decorative button, lace, and burlap.

DIY Felt Journal by Cherish Flieder


This little DIY felt “thank you” journal could make a great gift for any occasion. You could also gift it as a gratitude journal. Wouldn’t it be neat to pass a journal like this around on Thanksgiving and see what everyone would write?

Check back here next Monday to learn how to make an elegant matching thank you card with handmade paper!


About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.