Once you got a lot of free time, the best way to spend your time is hiding under your blanket and reading one of your favourite books. But how can you keep track of your reading progress without a cute bookmark? If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a bookmark in stores, you should try making one of your own. DIY bookmarks have a lot of personality, being unique in a way or another. You will surely be happy with the result and you’ll get excited each time you will use it. Here are some ideas you could try:
Lace & ribbon bookmarks
To craft such a bookmark, you will have to choose your favourite wholesale ribbons UK and order them early enough. After you order arrived, you can start working on your fantastic bookmark. You can do one or more pieces for your friends and family. DIY bookmarks are always a good idea, even if you are thinking about selling them as handmade items. Here’s how to do it: buy some pieces of lace and ribbon, cut a strip of about 3 to 5 centimetres of felt in width. Then follow a bookmark template and cut a suitable long piece of lace or ribbon and weave it through the piece of felt, folding it over the top. Weave again starting from the opposite side. Burn the heads of the ribbon or lace with a lighter to keep it in place.
From colourful cardboard to pieces of ribbon or other materials you fancy, you can cut out various shapes. Thinking about a bookmark which resembles a cup of tea? Go for it. All you have to do is think of the desired shape, make a template on a regular piece of paper and place it on the material you’d like to use for your bookmark. Cut in the shape of a cup of tea and add a string and a label at the end of it. There you have it: a bookmark matching the reading ambiance you desire.
If you know how to paint, DIY bookmarks should be an activity to spend your time with. Simply cut cardboard or hard paper in the desired shape and start setting your imagination free. Think of designs and patterns that please your eyes and start painting it carefully. Wait for them to dry completely before using.