March 14, 2013

DIY Bookmarks

Are you a reader?  I would say I'm a bit of a forced reader.  I love reading, I taught reading to first graders for five years, I read constantly to my little boys, but when it comes time for me to read something for myself, I have to almost force myself to do it.  I have been trying to set aside a few minutes before bedtime to read.  It's been so nice, and I'm wondering why I don't do it more often. 

 I also enjoy reading more when I have a cute bookmark to use.  I'm the same way with writing.  I'll do it a lot more often when I have a cute notebook and pen.

These bookmarks were made with some scrapbook paper I had on hand.  This is the perfect scrap paper project, and they're really easy!  (BTW, I cut my scraps to measure 2"x 6" for my bookmarks.)  

Don't they look so cute poking out of the top of the book?  Speaking of cute bookmarks, check out Sarah's cute pom pom bookmarks over at Alderberry Hill.   I'm going to have to make some of those next.

I like to use an elastic ribbon for the top because it will stand up and not just flop to the side or back.

All the flowers on my bookmarks came from Martha Stewart.  I found them in the sticker section at Michaels.  I attached the little pearls in the middle of the flowers with hot glue.  I found them at Walmart, also in the sticker section. 

I stamped the word 'Read' on the bookmark with my alphabet stamp set (it's a bit hard to see on this navy blue one).  You could print right on your bookmark, or write it yourself if you don't have a stamp set.

I also Mod Podged the front and back of my bookmark before I  punched the hole, added the ribbon, or attached the flower.  It helps the bookmark be a bit more durable.  For more details on the how to of these bookmarks, you can click here

By the way, right now I'm reading Sarah's Quilt by Nancy E. Turner.  It's the second in a series of three.  I've really enjoyed this series so far, and would highly recommend them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!   I hope you found a little something worth your time. 

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  1. These are super cute and trendy bookmarks! You are going to make all those people who bought kindles want to switch back to good ol' regular books. :)

    1. That's so kind of you, Lindsey! I think the Kindle is awesome, but there' s something about holding a book (that's probably just because I don't own a Kindle). I love visiting your place! You have the best recipes! Have a great day!

  2. These bookmarks are so sweet! Found you through VMG206's Liebster post. Congrats!


    1. Thank you so much, Tara! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. Come back any time!

  3. These bookmarks are great. I love to read myself and am always trying to find a bookmark that I like! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join!

    1. I'm so glad you like them, Stephanie! I'm headed over to your place now. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. These are so cute! found these through a link party! Love them! Love for you to follow me over at!

    1. Thanks, Kimberli! I sure enjoy them. Have a great day!

  5. I LOOOOVE these! Can the fabric be any cuter?!?! Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out:

    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks, Shandy for visiting, commenting, and for the nomination! You're too kind. Have a wonderful day, and come back any time!

  6. So pretty, such great fabric choices too!

    1. Thanks! I love visiting Alderberry Hill. You have such amazing ideas! Thanks for visiting me. Come back any time!

  7. These are so pretty! What a great oldest daughter would love to make these with me. I think this will be our project for our next craft day! Thanks so much for sharing:)

    1. It would be a great craft to do with a daughter. I have three young boys. They could probably make some with me, but I'd have to find some different paper. I have made them some, but cute boy paper is a lot harder to find. Thanks so much for visiting.

  8. Oh, how sweet they are!
    I made more than 1000 bookmarks decorated with pressed flowers, but I like all bookmarkes.

    1. 1000, really?! I'm very impressed (no pun intended :)). I'm a sucker for bookmarks too. Thanks so much for visiting! Enjoy your day!

  9. I love your bookmarks! They are so cute! I really like the flowers you added to them...very cute.
    Thanks so much for linking up at my Real Family Fun link party.

    1. Thanks, KC! You're so kind to take the time to comment on so many of the links from your party. I sure appreciate it!

  10. Wow i like your blog this give me a good knowledge regarding DIY Bookmarks.Your blog content and representation is so nice and beautiful.Thanks to you sharing with me a good and useful information......

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