Sunday, January 17, 2010

Craft Project: Doily Bookmarks

Here's an easy bookmark to make for Valentine's Day or just because.

Heavy Weight Doily
Exacto Knife

Here's the doily I used to make the bookmark. Any doily will do, you don't need the same one.

Outlined in black is where I cut the doily. Just work with the pattern of your doily to cut out a shape.

With an exacto knife, cut in the center of the doily. Once again, where you decide to cut will depend on your doily pattern.

Place on page.

I just finished reading "Fortune's Rocks" and have now started reading "Son of A Witch" (sequel to Wicked). What's everyone else reading? Recommendations welcome.


Anonymous said...

That's a really cute idea! I think my mom would love one of those.

I just finished (a few hours ago) Utterly Monkey by Nick Laird (good read, very different). I'm also working on the 4th book of the Elm Creek Quilts series. They're great chick lit books for the creative types.

Kristin said...

That is really cute, I need to go dig out some doilies! hmm, most recently I liked the Great Gatsby.

Anonymous said...

What a simple idea. And my family loves books.
I just began "The Time Of Our Singing" of Richard Powers. I really love the style he writes.


Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Very cool! Is the doily strong enough to hold up to repeated uses? Wonder if you could strengthen it somehow..

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

You never cease to amaze me. Lovely.

Kaye Prince said...

Very cute idea, I may just need to make one of these for myself!

I've read the whole Wicked series (and everything else by Maguire) and it's fantastic! I'm reading Persuasion by Jane Austen right now (and of course I recommend anything by Jane). Hmmmm, I read a lot of books and I think I'd recommend The Five Quarters of the Orange, The Lacemakers of Glenmara, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, anything by L.M. Montgomery, and Midaq Alley. I could probably recommend hundreds of others too!

Christy said...

gorgeous tutorial, quite romantic!

PuppyLovePrincess said...

so very pretty! what a wonderful, girly idea. this will save my places perfectly while i finish up pride, prejudice, and zombies :)

Sophie.J said...

What a smart idea! I'll give it a try later..^-^
Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Bullock OwYoung said...

Cute idea! I just started Son of a Witch yesterday- it's been sitting on my shelf for over a year, figured it was time to pick it up.

Kathleen North Porter said...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Very good :) Love the bookmark idea!

Laura Bray said...

I've been so into doilies lately! I just finished Foreign Affairs. It was fantastic!

Toña said...

My mom collects bookmarks - this will be a great Valentine's gift for her. Thanks! I'm reading Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl. Yum.

zakkalife said...

Adventures in Dressmaking,

The doily I used has the thickness of a heavy card stock so it's quite durable. If you were to use one of the thin doilies, it would need to be strengthened. Perhaps glued to a heavy card stock?


Thank you for sharing what you're reading. I'm definitely going to check out all the book recommendations for future reading. Thanks guys :)

Mary said...

I just finished Water for Elephants and am now reading Stones into Schools (sequel to Three Cups of Tea).

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ellen said...

that's awesome! you come up with the neatest ideas!

wishful nals said...

beautiful. love the pink!

susan w said...

Just finished Book Four of the five part 'Percy Jackson and The Olympians' kids' series. If you like Greek mythology mixed in your fantasy this is great fun.
Speaking of Jane Austen, I also read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (85% Austen 15% zombie mayhem!) Great goofy fun

Stephanie said...

Love these little bookmarks! Makes me want to make some for everyone I know. I'm reading Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George. I want to read Son of a Witch. I loved Wicked.

Lúcia said...

Fantastic idea!!


Anonymous said... so cute,thank for share this beautiful proyect
I love reading and always looking for new ideas to make my own bookmarks

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