I wanted to come up with a homemade personalized gift for my best girlfriend of 42 years. She happens to be an avid reader and this is what I came up with, and with items I already had on hand :-)
I think the picture will help explain, I hope.
You can use just about any paper or cloth item to make a nice personalized bookmark like this. How about a piece of fabric from a favorite dress, shirt, pants, blanket, or some wrapping paper, a portion of a greeting card, or your baby's first haircut clippings on a piece of blue or pink paper. Hey, the sky is the limit!
For those of you who remember my request and helped me last year about ideas regarding my childhood blanket, well, guess what, I have a bonus childhood blanket bookmark now. My only word of warning is to practice with something you aren't worried about losing/messing up first, LOL!
Have fun and please share a photo of your creation if you use this idea.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
This is the perfect gift for that special person who has everything! Thanks just got laid off, so many folks will probably be getting one of these "good times reminders" for Christmas!
I just love this idea! It would also make a great thing for teachers to do. Have kids make bookmarks with pictures of themselves for Mother's day, etc. Nothing like an awesome bookmark to help a child want to read more!
I also like the way you can slip this little gift into a greeting card. A wonderful way to send a special gift through the mail to friends & family far away!
I love this idea. My granddaughter (just turned 2) loves to hold and look at pictures of her family but always (accidentally) tears them. This way she can have some to hold and they won't tear as easily.
Neat idea! Gonna do it right away!
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