Today I thought I'd put together a quick "Do it yourself" craft for the non crafty people (like me) to accomplish in a few easy steps. This craft is quick, easy, fun (I think) and can be used for awhile. I'm talking about none other than the fabulous, exciting world of bookmarks!
Now I know what you're thinking. "Who uses bookmarks these days? In a world of reading books on Kindles, iPads, cell phones and books on cd's, aren't bookmarks obsolete? Can you really expect that anyone who reads uses bookmarks in this day an age???"
Wow. You really were thinking all of that? I just thought maybe you were thinking "Oh. Bookmarks. Cool." But never mind.
I still enjoy reading real live books and I'm sure there are many other (grandparents) out there who enjoy it as well. Thus, this is the perfect crafty gift for your mom (if she's a grandma) or you're great grandparents.
Ok, let's get started shall we?
1. Cut watercolor paper into strips that resemble bookmarks. I can't measure very well. I mean, I can measure okay but I can't cut very well. Okay, I can't do both very well. So my bookmarks aren't the same length or width. But great grandpa Orville won't notice. I promise.
|Great grandpa Orville doesn't know what these are but thinks they look lovely.|
|I hope the paper isn't ticklish|
|It's like paint by numbers without the numbers|
|Just the way real leaves look in the wild|
5. Add inspirational original thought. Or, if inspirational, original thought will not appear in brain, google "inspirational original thought" and copy onto bookmark.
|You took the words right outta my mouth. Thanks Abe!|
Adios until the next post!