I had to buy a journal for my dates and notes, and first, I was pretty demotivated because I don't like diaries and I don't keep to them and after a week they will always lie somewhere...where I'm not. Fortunately, I found a really cheap but crappy one, BUT I've got this very pretty cartoon scoobidoo fabric at home which I bought in exuberance but never used it! So I've decided to cover my ugly diary with it.
Lie your diary opened on the fabric to estimate the size of the piece of fabric you'll need. Don't forget that the edges will encase the boards, so remember to keep a seam allowance.
Fold the fabric in and glue it.
I also added the ribbon on the cover :)