I love bookmarks! I can't have enough! I don't know how I am always losing them but I am and I always need more. Like with the knotted scarves, I have a habit of buying things just to take them apart and see how I can make them myself. I paid $6 on Etsy for one beaded ribbon bookmark just like the ones I am going to show you how to make.
The cost of the pins, jump rings and ribbon clamps is mere pennies per piece. Beads can vary in cost. I am going to guess that I used 50 cents worth of beads per bookmark plus 15 cents for the ribbon. Total cost = < $1.
The tools that I used included needle nose pliers, scissors and a lighter. There are jewelry pliers but these are just from my husband's tool box. The lighter is for sealing the ends of the ribbon. Two quick swipes through the flame is all it needs.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 10 inches long. After you have heat sealed the end of the ribbon to prevent fraying, fold over about 1/8th of an inch and insert into clamp with teeth facing back side of ribbon. Use pliers to squeeze clamp tightly closed.
32 Third Graders and One Class bunny is a hysterical book where teacher Phillip Done recounts classroom stories. It is perfect for a teacher and also for any mom who wonders what goes on in the classroom when she's not around.
The Saints Guide to Happiness is a wonderful book for Catholic friends, family, teachers, etc... There are short life lessons that identify with a specific Saint. This is the kind of book you pick up when you need a little uplifting and doesn't require hours of reading on end.
Moloka'i is based on a true story taking place in a Leper colony on the Hawaiian Island of Moloka'i. This book is well written and intriguing. Every one I know of that has read this has really enjoyed it but it is not super well known. So it is a pretty safe bet that the recipient of your gift doesn't own it yet.
There you go, bookmarks for less than $1 and plenty of time to find these books or others on sale will get you a head start on the Christmas rush.
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