Thursday, February 02, 2012

Gift Ideas: Affordable, DIY Bookmarks

These charming bookmars make a wonderful and unique gift.  Perfect for your best friend, daughter, sister, auntie, teacher, mom...well you get the idea

This craft is brought to you by jewelry designer Andrea Singarella (andrea, who fashioned these bibliophilic baubles for just a few bucks each.

Create your own:
  • Cut velvet ribbon ($1.59 per yard; or vintage ribbon would do just as well) into nine-inch lengths;
  • Purchase ribbon clamps the same width as your ribbon (from $1.50 per 10 pack;, then;
  • Use flat-nose jewelry pliers to affix clamps to both ends of each ribbon;
  • Finish by attaching charms, trinkets, or vintage earrings (from 25 cents each; to the clamps with jump rings ($4.12 per 100 pack;
Source: Inexpensive Crafts - Country Living 


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