I went to the beach the other day specifically to find a piece of driftwood to make a journal cover. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day and there were many pieces of wood all over the place which I gathered and placed in my bag. I had almost given up on finding something when I looked down and there it was, my journal cover. Lol! I cut it in half to make front and back and I tea stained the pages for a rustic look and bound it all together with a natural twine. I'm very pleased with this journal and will head to the beach again soon to find more treasure.