Bookmarks always seem like a classic gift. I’ve given more than my fair share when I was growing up – and received equally as many. But I was never really much of a reader, so I never really got that much use out of them. As I’m getting older, though, I’m certainly reading more than I used to… and recognizing just how necessary these simple little objects really are!
I’ve found myself folding over the pages to my book to hold my spot – which is totally fine – but it has me yearning for a pretty bookmark. So I’ve come up with three adorably simple bookmarks to make, whether for yourself or for that book-loving friend of yours.
The first one actually requires a book in order to make it! Take a leaf or flower and press it in a book for about a week. Then, cut a piece of card stock into a bookmark-appropriate size, and use Mod Podge to adhere the leaf or flower to it! You may need to do a couple of coats in order for it to lay properly.
The Mod Podge caused the card stock to curl up a little bit around the edges — I love the vintage feeling this evokes.
For the next bookmark, I used just one twig that I had spray-painted gold, as well as some cotton string — I had some leftover pieces that I dyed with coffee and tea last week. I tied a whole bunch of pieces of string to the twig and the cut them so that they were shorter at the edges and longer in the middle. It took a fair while to tie all the pieces of string, but it’s a really soothing activity — perfect to do while just chilling and listening to music, or hanging out with friends. This would actually make a really beautiful wall hanging!
More DIY ideas from the BLDG 25 Blog.
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