Calling all fellow book geeks! Reading is awesome. But sadly, life doesn’t always allow you to read a book in one sitting, and we all know laying the book down open ruins the spine (plus non-book people tend to close them😔). That is where this craft comes in! Its a super fun, easy, messy craft, that your definately going to enjoy. It’s pefect as a gift for the book nerd in your life or just for yourself. 🙂
- Modge Podge
- Straight edge/ ruler
- Construction paper, tissue paper, old books, dried flowers, gems, fabric flowers, etc.
- Page protectors
- Hot glue (optional)
- Hole punch
To start, lay a tablecloth over the work area (this craft gets messy), and using the straightedge, draw a rectangle on the page protector. This will be the template for your bookmark.
Once you have cut it out, pour Modge Podge on a plate, then slather the whole thing, or at least one side, in it. (don’t be afraid to get messy!)
Take the tissue paper, wrapping paper, dried flowers, old books (make sure you don’t want them anymore and your parents are okay with you using them – sometimes the library gives used books away) and construction paper, and rip them into shreds. You are going to take the paper shreds, dip them in Modge Podge so they are completely covered, then spread them over one side of the template. Let dry.
This craft is great for a book club party or meeting, but can take one or two days to do, depending on how long your book club meeting/party is and whether it is done at the beginning or end. If you do this craft in the beginning and let the first part dry, you can complete the second part towards the end of your meeting/party.
Once it’s dry you are going to want to peel the template away from the bookmark. This takes a little practice not to rip it, so examine the picture closely.
Once you have it peeled, you can do the same thing you did to the front on the back.
Let dry (again), then trim the excess stuff off the sides.
Next, punch a hole in the top so you can tie a ribbon through the top. (Optional)
This step is optional, but you can hot glue gems and fabric flowers to it to decorate. Also, you can punch a hole in the top and tie a ribbon to it. You can write on it with sharpie as well.
Thanks for reading my post! What are some of your favorite books to read? Any ideas for what books I should review next? Also, would you prefer videos or pictures like this one to show you how to make a craft?
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