Bookmarks are lovely because they remind me that I adore books and reading and saving a page to come back to again.
When I purchased a laminator machine a few years ago I began recycling all the cards we received from friends and family. Some of the cards are just gorgeous. And it always seemed like such a waste for me to throw them in the trash. Thus, began the bookmarks. I'd cut the card, laminate it, hole punch, add some ribbon. Voila! Instant bookmark! So pretty. So fun. Over the years, I've been giving them as gifts inside books!
Well, the other day, I realized that I needed some for the plethora of magazines that I read and treasure.
So I began saving these.
That's right. Tissue boxes. Some of them are like works of art. I cannot throw them out. Anymore.
With an Exacto knife I sliced off the sides. With my new paints from Miss Mustard Seed, I rolled paint to match, on the backs of the cardboard. Let them dry. Ran them through the laminator. Punched a hole. Added some pretty ribbon. Made it extra long.
Sewed the ribbon onto the cardboard. Then sewed a swirl clip on the end of the ribbon.
Now as I flip through my favorite decorating magazines, not only can I save the page I was just looking at....but because the ribbon is extra long I can clip another page that I want to go back to...(Momma gets interrupted a lot during tea time break after school is finished in our house. I never get to savor the entire magazine in one sitting)
as well as save a third inspiring spot with the ribbon!
These magazine marks work wonderfully!
They are large and sit well and sturdy inside the magazine!
And I think they are kinda cheery and happy looking too!
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think!
I'm doing this tonight - Sat! Stop by and check it out, if you haven't already. You will be in for the treat of your "eyes"!