I shared this post for my High School Diary Project a few weeks ago over at Tatertots & Jello, and while I know everyone reads Jen’s blog, I thought I would share it here as well. It’s probably one of my favorite projects I have made over the years. It’s quick and simple and my high school freshman is completely in love with it. In fact, she has already began filling her High School Diary out in the last week since she started school. She’s already added the fact that she is taking Drama (which she LOVES), and made her high school Volleyball team. Needless to say, I think this DIY High School Diary is going to be a big hit with her over the next few years.
I have the hardest time with time. It really bothers me that it goes so fast. If you have kids, you know what I am talking about. If you don’t have kids yet, you will one day know exactly what I am talking about. It’s this inanimate object that never slows down or stops for anything. It doesn’t matter what you are going through in your life, good or bad, time is just going to keep on flying. Making a diary project like this is one way to make time go backwards. I also want my daughter to vividly remember all of these years that will inevitably help shape her future.
High School Diary Project
To create this project I used just a few fun supplies:
- 1″ Mini binder
- Craft papers and supplies from the Jen Hadfield Home+Made Collection
To begin this project I selected the perfect sized binder for the diary. I loved the size of these mini binders.
I then grabbed my favorite papers from the Jen Hadfield Home+Made selection for the basic background of the binder. I loved the gold glitter stripes and thought it would be a good starting point.
I used my adhesive strips and placed those onto the binder first, and then added the background paper. Once the paper was on I cut around the binder. I had plenty of paper leftover, so I added some to the spine of the binder as well.
Now that the binder is starting to look a little more like a diary project, I opened it up and started working on the inside. The Jen Hadfield Home+Made selection is fun to play with, so I added a few of the things that I thought were fun and positive.
Once the inside of the binder was complete, I decided it was time to finish the outside of the project.
I stalked my teen’s Instagram page and found one of my favorite photos of her. I took a screen shot and then opened that up in my photo editor. Once I cropped all of the noise out of the picture, I added a little sticker with her name and year of graduation. When that was finished, I moved it over into a Word doc and resized it to my needs. I printed it from the computer and added it to a background paper before adhering it to the front of the binder.
I love how this High School Diary Project turned out!
My teen was so excited to have a new diary to start sharing all of her thoughts and memories of High School with. I can’t wait to see what she has it filled with during these next few years of school.
Thanks for taking the time to make it to the end of this post! I hope you enjoyed this idea for a DIY High School Diary. I know my High School Freshman is. You can find me on social my media channels Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter and tell me if you decide to make one for your High Schooler.