I have been a bookworm this summer. I have read so many great books and can’t tear myself away from Mockingjay currently. It seems that I use whatever I can find as a bookmark. An old receipt, a candy wrapper, a tissue (not a used one though). Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. I decided enough is enough. Mama needs her own bookmark. So here’s how you can make one too.
You’ll need: Scrapbook paper wooden popsicle sticks (I’ve heard that Hobby Lobby has some different shaped sticks that would be fun.) Mod Podge ribbon ink pad sandpaper
I just traced a pattern with my popsicle sticks onto the paper and cut it out. I didn’t worry too much about it being nice and straight. I Mod Podged the paper onto the sticks and then sanded the edges. I did another layer of Mod Podge and then inked. Next I got my ribbon and had fun.
With one, I cut a hole in the center and ran my ribbon through it. (I would suggest using a drill if you want a nicer hole, but you can’t tell with the ribbon I used.) With the other bookmark, I made little chinks in the edges so that my ribbon would hold tight on the sides and then just tied a cute little knot.
I just love these! It’s so nice to have an actual bookmark and not some random thing stuck in my book. These would be great for a fun little teacher gift along with a gift card to a bookstore, or as a gift to a friend inside a fun book.
Hope you enjoy!
(Oh, and I think I’ll finish Mockingjay tonight. Any suggestions on other books for me to read?)