Friday, March 5, 2010


If you are an avid reader like me, then you can probably always use some extra bookmarks.  Bookmarks can become lost, ripped, or wrinkled, or you simply may prefer using a variety of different bookmarks (perhaps even matching your bookmark to your book).  If you also have a pile of scraps of coloured and patterned paper that you can't bear to throw away, then you can have fun making your own bookmarks.

How to Make Bookmarks
  1. Decide what size you want your bookmark to be.  7" x 1 3/4" seems to be a good size, but you will also need to take into account the size of the book that you plan on using your bookmark in.
  2. Choose paper - any kind will do.  If it is too thin, glue it to a piece of cardstock.  Cut to the desired size.
  3. Decorate as you please, with stickers, gel pens, markers, collage, etc.  Don't use materials that could get caught on something or damage or rub off on the page of the book.  Add silly book-related phrases, if you like: "Live to read, read to live."
Handmade bookmarks make excellent gifts for fellow bibliophiles.  Here is one of my bookmarks in action:

1 comment:

  1. Bookmarks... in action! :-D

    I need some new ones as a matter of fact. Great idea, Heather.


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