Thursday, January 27, 2011

Boys' Bookmarks

Today I don't have any doilies or ruffles or pink. Nope. Today, I have a project for my two boys, who love to read. As a former English teacher, I really want to encourage them to keep up that good habit. I buy them books. I read with them. We celebrate when they finish a book. So for our next celebration, I made them each a cute little bookmark.

Boys' Bookmarks

Each bookmark was created with a 12" strip of ribbon topped with chipboard and finished with a layered circle and their initials. For the soccer bookmark, I used 7/8 Inch Black Gingham, Red 3/8 Inch Red Rik Rak, and Cherry Baker's Twine. And on the helicopter bookmark, I used 3/8 Inch Dark Grey Grosgrain and Oyster Baker's Twine.

This was such a quick and simple project, buy my boys are going to love it. I think I'll make some more. Maybe I'll do some with hearts at the bottom to give them with their Valentine treats. Or maybe some with crosses for them to use in their Bibles. So many possibilities!

Thanks for stopping by today! Aphra

12 comments :

  1. i think they are gorcieus!

    love desiree

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  2. Love them, great idea. Thank you for sharing.
    hugs Dorte

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  3. Hi What a super idea and to celebrate finishing a book super idea and you are a cool mum !! Kitty :)

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  4. These are just so super awesome. What a great project idea. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

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  5. Oh my these are so cute, thanks for the idea my boys are always asking to make bookmarks and I have never made anything fun. . .just boring! Very cute thanks for sharing!
    Ang

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  6. che belli complimenti e congratulazioni alla vincitrice ciao

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  7. Aw! those are adorable. Im happy to see some boy things.

    Sharon

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  8. Lovely idea ! Nice boy/man gift ! Hugs

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  9. How clever and so cute......I have several bookmarks in my bible....just never thought to make me one.....thank you for sharing....

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