I'm what you could call the ultimate book worm, sometimes devouring up to three or four books a week. I learned to read at the age of five, and ever since I've been known to always carry around a book (or two) in my bag. I love the fact that the books offer me the opportunity to escape my everyday routine, discover places I've never even heard of before and live a thousand different lives. When I need desperately to forget my problems and change my mind completely, I always get lost in the worlds of Harry Potter or Katniss Everdeen. I'm not a literature snob and I can re-read Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky for the tenth time, and follow up with the latest Dan Brown. I have a terrible habit of reading two or three books at the same time (and obviously I always get lost), and I'm always in need of another bookmark (I seem to lose them everywhere I go), that's why I've decided to try an easy and creative DIY. This way, I have a stack of fun and colorful bookmarks to use or give away as gifts, and since I've put a lot of time and effort into them, I hope that I'll be a little bit more careful and that I won't lose them all in two weeks.
Here's a step-by-step tutorial:
You'll need: thicker colored paper, patterned wrapping paper (choose patterns that are easy to cut out), soft black pencil, glue, scissors, glitter glue and thin ribbons (app. 6mm / 0,2inch wide)
Use the templates to draw and cut out bookmarks from colored paper.
This is what you should get.
Now, get your creative juices flowing and decorate your bookmarks with different patterns and colors: I used flowers and stars cut out from the patterned wrapping paper, I stenciled patterns with simple black felt-tip pen, and I drew flowers with a glitter glue pen and let them dry thoroughly.
You are limited only by your imagination, so have fun!