May 16, 2014

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. 

DIY Bookmarks @ Blissful Roots

 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.

DIY Bookmarks @ Blissful Roots

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.)  

DIY Bookmarks @ Blissful Roots

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.

DIY Bookmarks @ Blissful Roots

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

DIY Bookmarks @ Blissful Roots

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. 

DIY Bookmarks @ Blissful Roots

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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