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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Give your book a style of your own

Arpita Kala, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 05, 2014
First Published: 15:00 IST(5/5/2014) | Last Updated: 17:00 IST(5/5/2014)

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.

Go feminine with a jewelled bookmark. Price: Rs. 275. Available at: yellowtrunk.com | Just cut an elastic roll double the length of your magazine or novel. Stitch or glue the two loose ends together. Now, cut out a pattern of a dress on a sheet of cardboard. Paste a printed wrapping paper on it and then snip it to match the cardboard pattern. Your dressy bookmark is ready! | A cool bookmark for your detective novel. Price: Rs. 145. Available at: excitinglives.com.


http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/5/04052014_HTCity_pg12e.jpgWhether 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!
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/5/04052014_HTCity_pg12i.jpgTo 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.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/5/04052014_HTCity_pg12h.jpgGet foxy with it
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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http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/5/04052014_HTCity_pg12k.jpgBow for the lady
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.

Anime lollies
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.

Go kitschy cool with these fun bookmarks Price: Rs. 155 each Available at: Happily Unmarried, 39-B, Khan Market. | Love reading murder mystery novels? Check out this cool bookmark to fit the plot. Price: Rs. 605. Available at: rangiru.com | A bookmark with gold plating is ideal for a chic read. Price: Rs. 138. Available at: fashionfeverr.com.


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