Christmas Junk Journal with NJ Lottery for Holidays

This is a sponsored post on behalf of New Jersey Lottery. All opinions are my own. Tickets provided by New Jersey Lottery.

Make this Holiday season Jollier and Brighter with my DIY Christmas Junk Journal and the New Jersey Holiday Lottery! Say good-bye that gift giving stress, and say hello an easy peasy gift giving season by creating something joyous and fun! The NJ Lottery for Holidays is just the right way to go bring that season of cheer with a homemade twist. 

christmas junk journal with white and red bow

The New Jersey lottery is making our Holiday gift giving season even brighter by introducing 4 new amazing scratch off lottery tickets! $1, $2, and $5 Happy Holidays and a $10 $1,000,000 Spectacular! Just look at what the NJ Lottery is doing this Holiday season in their amazing video below.

NJ Lottery Commercial is so adorable!

By making my Christmas Junk Journal and adding in NJ Holiday Lottery Scratch-Off tickets, you create a magical holiday moment for the person(s) you’re giving it to. NJ Holiday Lottery Scratch-Off tickets are super convenient to purchase at your local 7-11 or WaWa. I normally go to 7-11 to grab my cup of java juice, so I can stock on these holiday Scratch-Offs with no problem. 

If you’ve followed along my journey with the NJ Lottery and the holidays, then you know I’ve made some pretty fun things that helps to get rid of that Holiday shopping stress: 

These take no time to make, and all you need is just a little tape, paper, or glue to get you on your holiday DIY journey! I love coming up with creative ideas to share using NJ Holiday Scratch-Off tickets. They’re super fun, and everyone loves receiving them from me. I wanted to push myself into making something even more fun, and that’s why I decided on making a DIY Christmas junk journal. 

What’s a DIY Junk Journal? 

Well, a Junk Journal is when you take extra scrap pieces of paper, stationery, and other fun notions, and transform them into something fun – a junk journal. It’s like a traditional journal, but a lot more visual fun. There’s so many different things you can do with them, and a lot of people like to make them as a keepsake for memories, photos, and other cool things. 

Let’s get started on our journey! You really won’t need a lot to start. For me, I use cardboard for the front and back of the book, cardstock paper, and then I grabbed everything I could find around the house: 

  • Stickers
  • Cotton balls of different colors
  • Wrapping paper
  • Gift tags
  • Different colored tapes
  • Envelopes
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbons & bows
  • Yarn or a colored string
  • Glue, tape, and even super glue

Here’s How to Make your Christmas Junk Journal for your Scratch Off Lottery Tickets

card stock paper for christmas junk journal

Step 1: Take 6 pieces of card stock paper, and fold in half

Step 2: Cut the cardboard pieces to be 6” x 9” in measurement. These make a perfect size for the front and back pieces of your Christmas junk journal.

Step 3: Wrap with your favorite wrapping paper. Make sure both pieces of cardboard are wrapped. 

Step 4: Punch holes into the edges along the card stock paper. You don’t want to be ON the edges. Go in about ¼” from the edge. You can add has many holes that you want to in order to create your binding.

Step 5: Add strings into the ends. Tie off each hole and snip off extras. I used this yarn string that I found at the Dollar Tree store. It’s actually a fabric!

glue backing and cover of christmas junk journal

Step 6: Glue on front and back of book covers to paper. I glued them onto the direct end of the paper holes. 

supplies needed for decorating christmas junk journal

Step 7: Now you’re ready to have fun with all your pages by decorating and adorning with all of your notions! Every page I created was so much fun. I designed each page to be able to hold a lottery ticket or 3. This way, each page is a surprise!

When I was done, I tied it off with a bow to help keep it slightly closed and add a little extra cheer. The pages are very dimensional and have a lot of textures! Let’s take a look inside to see how I created my pages, and what I did to make each page a fun surprise by showcasing the NJ Holiday lottery Scratch-Off tickets

christmas junk journal horizontal image
supplies needed to create pages in christmas junk journal

The sky is the limit with your own imagination! Let the holiday season take you over, and grab all things fun to decorate!

The NJ Lottery also offers something super magical: The Million Dollar Replay! Just because your Instant Win Scratch-Off tickets didn’t win on the spot, you can still enter your chance to win from $10,000 up to $1,000,000!! That’s a lot of holiday happiness to have. 

What are you waiting for? Give NJ Lottery for Holidays today!

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