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We’re always in need of bookmarks around here. Everyone loves to read…but everywhere you look there are books in that sad, splayed out position that keeps your place but also breaks their spines. So many weak-spined books in my house right now.
So we’re working on getting the kids to use a bookmark already…and part of that is, y’know, actually having bookmarks for them to use. I love these flower ones because they’re so cheery and ready for spring. They’d make a great Mother’s Day present, or party activity.
You can use dried or fresh flowers for these — the fresh flowers will smudge a little when you press contact paper on them, but I think it actually gives the bookmarks a nice watercolored look. I really liked it. Besides, if you use fresh flowers, you can buy yourself a whole bouquet, use one or two flowers for bookmarks, and pop the rest in a vase for you. You deserve it.
- flowers (dried or fresh — flat, small petals like daisies or alstroemeria work best, though you can trim around any petals that are too big for your paper)
- clear contact paper
- hole punch
Cut your cardstock to 1 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches long. Place your flower petals on top of your cardstock, leaving a little room at the top.
When you have your petals arranged the way you want, cover with contact paper. Use a ruler or other firm edge to press the contact paper totally down over the flowers. Trim excess contact paper from around the bookmarks.
Using the hole punch, make a hole in the top of each bookmark. Thread ribbon through and tie.
Now, find a good book and put your bookmark to use!
Are you as ready for spring as I am? It can’t come soon enough!