Give your book a style of your own
Love leafing through your favourite magazine or your hardbound classic novel? Show your books some love with a cool bookmark.books Updated: May 05, 2014 17:00 IST
Want your reads to reflect your own sweet style? Just invest in a cool bookmark! Or better still, whip up one with nifty craft materials at your home.
Whether you love leafing through the latest fashion magazines or prefer relaxing with a thick, hardcover classic novel, accessorise your pick with a cool bookmark.
Now, you will never have to try hard to memorise the chapter number or fold the page to remember where you left off reading last night. Just stake your bookmark and pick up from where you left off.Do it yourself!
To make an easy-peasy, whimsical bookmark, just dry-press your favourite flower or fern. Now, cut out a strip of chart paper and paste your dried flora on it. You can even pass a ribbon through it and knot it.
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All ears and eyes
Put your old, stained envelopes to good use. Snip off the envelope edges in such a way that they are open from one side. With the help of a chart paper and scissors, cut out and paste a bunny’s eyes, nose and teeth on it. Mark the whiskers with a pen and your bookmark is ready to be capped onto the page.
Love leafing through your hardbound copy of Kipling’s The Jungle Book? Then, a wild bookmark is right up your alley! Cut out a triangle with a curved base and pointed ears on a sheet of thick chart paper. Paint it as shown in the picture (right). With a knife, slit lines parallel to the triangle. Slide the page through the slit to use your bookmark.
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A lady-like bow bookmark is ideal to slide through in your classic novel. Just fashion a bow out of a scrap of ribbon. Then, slide a paper clip through the centre of the bow knot. Voila! your bookmark is ready. Go ahead, pick up a dusty Jane Austen volume, and start your weekend on a chic, classic note.
Can’t get enough of comic books and Japanese manga? Then, DIY a fun bookmark to match them. All you need are ice-cream lolly sticks, paints and oodles of imagination. Sketch your favourite cartoon character on the lolly stick and fill it with colour. Let it dry and stake your cool bookmark in your comic.