This is a cheap way to create a (faux) leather journal for any writing project. It looks like leather, and students love creating them and even writing in them. I have found even my most reluctant writers enjoy writing activities that involve their own personal (faux) leather journals. I often use this type of journal for novel activities dealing with war. I have included a power point with the materials needed, a step by step process, and the finished product. I have used the power point to display as I take the students through the step by step process.