We made these A-mazing little books/journals for the YW in our ward for Girls camp. The original idea came from one of our YCL's who had attended a camp in another state.
The books took many hours (we had 32 to make) but it was SOOOO worth it when the girls saw them. They loved them!
We bought old books from our local library. On the last day of the month they sell a bag of books for $1. Awesome deal huh? It worked out even more perfect that we got a set of Encyclopedias and a few dictionaries that were all the same size!! We spray painted them gold (that was our wards color this year). And put a cute little black vinyl apple (we were an apple tree).
We glued all sorts of good stuff to the pages.
We had a few pages that we put pockets we made out of paper. We had a pocket that they could put secret sister letters, letters from home, a strength of Youth etc...
Each morning and night we have a devotional so this page was a Table of Contents for the subjects of the Devotionals. We also had blank papers in each section so the girls could write thoughts, or memories.
WE had a little keepsake pocket where the girls could put little treasures they found in the mountains, or from their hike etc...
We also had a few blank pages that we had the girls pass their books around one night like yearbooks. They all wrote nice things about each girl. The girls LOVED this. I kept catching them reading the nice things their friends had written about them.
We also left cute pages in the back where they could add pictures they took at camp.
We didn't fill every book page. We just cut out the "extra's" with an exacto knife.