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I think it is not a secret of any sorts that I love to read books. I mean I have a whole category dedicated to this and talk liberally on my blog about books that I am reading pretty much monthly here.
Sometimes I read eBooks. Which I am not going to lie that when eBooks began to take off, I was dead set against eBook reading.
Because I was a sucker for the feel of a real physical book in my hands.
That said kids happened and it truly became easier to download books from my local library in eBook format or buy them directly through Kindle or iBooks.
However, along the way, I got introduced to BOTM, as well as Quarterly. Both of these allow me to get my real physical book fix quenched. Plus, being a member Barnes and Noble has gotten me all sorts of discounts including coupons, as well as free shipping on book.
But when you read real hardcover and/or softcover books, you need a bookmark to hold your place.
While I have gotten free ones through BOTM and even Quarterly from their first box of the year, I refuse to pay good money for a book mark.
But then I got an idea to make my own DIY up cycled bookmark from supplies I had around my home.
This was an inexpensive and fun way to create my own bookmark for my reading pleasure.
How did I make my own DIY bookmark?
Read on to find out…
DIY Up Cycled Washi Tape Bookmark
• Recycled cardboard (I used from a cereal box)
• Hole Punch
1. Cut (using a old bookmark as a template) a bookmark from your recycled cardboard.
2. Using your washi tape begin to cover vertically your cardboard. Continue on the back and cut off excess.
3. Repeat #2 until the entire cardboard is covered with washi tape.
4. Then, with your hole punch, punch a whole in the center top portion of the washi tape covered cardboard bookmark
5. Now, feed through yarn knotting at the bottom of the whole. Then knot close to the top. Cut off excess from the top, but leave enough for yarn to make a ribbon effect.
6. Begin to read your book, using your new washi bookmark to hold your place.
7. Happy Reading!