I took strips of an aged paper and one strip from a dictionary and lightly burned the edges. I thumb tacked the strips to the spool and wrapped the strips tightly around the spool making the journal.
By stretching the top loop of the pony tail down around the key at the bottom of the spool I can keep the journal pages securely around the spool.
In the picture to the left I also attached a little light bulb ala Susan Lenart Kazmer style. There has to be a 100 different things that can be used to decorate these! I just love the look of these journals and I hope you do too.