Some say that the best gifts are homemade, meaning that they come straight from the heart. And these homemade bookmarks are just that! No matter the obsessions: characters, favorite photos, pets, etc, these bookmarks will help to save a place in your next reading adventure...and keep you company at the same time!
Step 1: Materials List
First, you will need to gather some materials to make these bookmarks. They are:
- several images printed off from your computer
- clear contact paper
- flat thin cardboard
- glue stick (not shown)
Step 2: Prep Images
First, gather up some of your favorite images you want to use for your bookmarks. These are some that I've printed off, but I will show you my Top 4 picks at the very end.
Step 3: Glue Down Image
Now, cut out your image and use your glue stick to adhere it down to a piece of thin cardboard. You can make this any size that you want, maybe no more than 3 inches wide and no more than 6 inches long. Mine will come out to be 3 x 5.5 inches.
Step 4: Cover Up
Once the glue dries, flip the image over and lay it face down on the sticky side of a piece of clear contact paper. Then, fold it in. My best trick is to cut off the corners so they'll be easier for you to fold in.
Step 5: Final Touches
For the final touches, punch a small hole about 1/2" off the top, and thread a piece of ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon in place, and your bookmarks are done!
Step 6: Homemade at Its Best
These are the images I chosen for my bookmarks:
- My Sesame Street Home Video: Sing Along
- The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: An Eye for a Tooth
- Duran Duran Music Life Magazine
- Mark Reid's Classic Sugar Skull Face Paint