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Junk mail piles up... and up. We trash it, shred it and try to find alternative uses. But the seemingly never-ending pest finds its way back.

Why not make a junk mail journal or notepad?

Return business envelopes make great journal pages. Photo credit: business envelopes make great journal pages. Photo credit:

Make your own junk mail journal

What You Need:

  • junk mail
  • Scotch tape
  • scissors
  • glue
  • cardboard

Follow These Steps:

  1. Place junk mail pages (or envelopes) side by side.
  2. Tape pages together like a book binding.
  3. For the journal cover, measure and cut out two pieces of cardboard.
  4. Measure and cut out the paper you want to use as cover art.
  5. Tape or glue your cover art pieces to the cardboard.
  6. Tape or glue the first and last junk mail pages to the cover pieces.
  7. Let Dry.

Save paper. The PaperKarma app lets you opt out of junk mail.


Chelsey McNiel