My husband, Gil, is a very well-read individual. Not only does he read often, he usually has about 4 or 5 books going at one time. A very complex mind with an insatiable desire for knowledge. This is his bookcase (which he built, by the way). And these are not all the books he has.
I decided that he needed some bookmarks to aid him in his extensive literary perusal. So, one afternoon before Christmas, I made him some.
These are the materials I used:
heavy white cardboard
craft glue stick
I decided on a good size, and traced it onto the white cardboard and cut it out:
Then I cut out scrapbook paper in the same size to cover the front and back of the cardboard:
I used a craft glue stick to attach the paper to the cardboard. I had to trim them a little to make sure the edges were even:
I found these cool file folders at Anthropologie for Gil's stocking and decided to color copy one for one of the bookmarks:
Here they are. I incorporated woodworking and travel, and on some, just his initials:
I took them to Office Depot and had them laminated. They became very thick at this point and I had to get Zac to punch holes in them for me. Then I threaded the tiny tassels through the holes at the top.
I was happy with how they turned out and they made wonderful stocking stuffers. The reason one is missing is that it is holding his place in a book somewhere.