DIY – My “Blue” Zine

I recently did a letter swap with the lovely Anni over at Glücksgeist. Along with her letter, she also create a little ‘zine’, which is the cutest thing ever. She called it “My Little Book of Positivity”, and it’s filled with so much cute graphics and inspiring quotes! I love it so much.

letter from anni

anni's zine

Over on her blog, she recently created another zine all about her current obsession of anything yellow. I finally decided to create one of my own! I decided to stick with the theme of blue since that’s one of my favourite colours.


I looked up a DIY of how to make these little zines. I followed this how-to post, and I was surprised to see how easy it was to make! I had so much fun making my little zine, and I definitely plan on making more! I used my sprocket to print out photos, as well as washi tape and some cardstock to decorate. I wanted to stick with a blue theme throughout the book, hence the title “My Little Book of Blue”.

The first two pages are all about travel. I used the photo of me in the infinity pool in Fiji on one side. On the other side I put the definition of wanderlust, because it fit the theme.


The next two pages are about love. So obviously, I had to include a photo of Rory and I. I was going to include a wedding photo, but none of them are blue. So I used one from our engagement instead. The quote is one of my favourites from Winnie the Pooh. There are seriously so many amazing quotes from those books!


I wanted to include one of my favourite quotes from Maya Angelou as well. So I looked around for another blue photo and landed on the one of me at my sister’s wedding. In my blue maxi dress on Waiheke Island, it’s one of my favourite photos.


Here’s how the whole thing looks when you unfold it.

my zine

I’m so happy with how all of this came together!! I had so much fun putting it together, and now I have two! I plan to make more about all sorts of things!!

Have you guys ever made a zine?


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  1. This looks so good!! I’m so happy you made one yourself! They are so much fun to make xx

    1. Thanks Anni! It really was so much fun! I definitely want to make more 😄

  2. This is really cool and something you can keep for the memories. The Maya Angelou quote is very true. Photo booth strip photos are so cute! 🙂

    1. I totally agree! I had so much fun putting it together, and it was good to use my sprocket again too haha!

      1. It’s nice to have physical photo memories, not just pictures stored on a phone/website 🙂

  3. This is a lovely idea and really cute! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It was so much fun and so easy to make 😀

  4. what a cute DIY & a fun way to store some happy memories! I could see these being nice to look back on years from now 🙂

    1. Thanks Jamie! It’s so much fun to make, and so easy! I’ll definitely make more, and it’ll be nice to look back at them all as time goes on 🙂

  5. Awww what a lovely and sweet idea 😁 xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! They’re so much fun to do! 🙂

      1. It’s okay yeah I bet they are xx

  6. This is brilliant, and so sweet too!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Caz! They really are quite sweet! I’m definitely planning on making more 😀

  7. Beautiful!! 🙂

    1. Thank you!

  8. Aw, these are so cute!!

    1. I’m glad you like it! 😀

  9. Awh that’s so cute!! Little memory book 😊

    1. Thank you! I love my little memory book, I’ve already started making another one haha!

  10. This is SO cute! Anni made me the cutest zine that I am obsessed with! I never thought about making one. I love how yours came out! So cute! <3

    1. I love the one Anni sent me! She’s the one who first showed me one and I wanted to make my own haha! Thank you so much Kate! 😀

      1. She is so talented! So are you! The one you made is beautiful! <3

  11. Ah this zine looks so amazing! Seeing zines like these only motivate me to make my own 😄 I also have that airplane as well 😊

    1. Thank you so much Claire! You should definitely make your own, they’re so much fun! 🙂

  12. Your zine look so cute.
    cut-and-paste-handwritten zine is always good, anyway.

    1. Thank you 🙂

  13. I LOVE zines!! Your mini-zine looks so cute! Congrats on becoming a zinester. I make zines too so if you ever want to trade, drop me a line! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make! I’ll definitely keep that in mind 😄

  14. Fantastic. The wanderlust page is my favorite. Thank you for the inspiration to try a new idea. I love crafting and zines.
    I love making those 8 fold zines. It’s so simple. I wish I could fit my online zine in one of those, but it’s a lot of literature so it would be hard to read.

    1. Thank you for reading! Zines really are a lot of fun to make 😄

      1. I agree!

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