Easy minimalist Craft: Bookmarks

My friend Kaykay is a book worm, in 2019 alone, she read over 120 books. Now that’s a book lover! She introduced me to the awesome app “Goodreads” exactly a year ago, impressing me with her personally set goal of reading at least 120 books this year.

Not the least intimidated by her, ehm, right… I set my challenge to read 6 books, which I just barely reached, very proudly, nevertheless.

But there’s one thing Kaykay and I have in common – we need bookmarks! Many! I keep losing them, my dog eats them, or I just want change. I can never have enough bookmarks, even with only 6 read books last year J

To cater to my never-ending demand of bookmarks, I finally found a use for my many wooden craft sticks I kept hoarding in my drawer… yes, even as a minimalist you can be hoarding something as trivial as wooden sticks!

So here’s another of my many easy minimalist crafts: Quick DIY Bookmark for minimalist crafters.

The only thing you need is the sticks, in case you don’t already have them, and please don’t go ripping off from your doctor’s office!  All other material, you probably have at home.

You can go a lot fancier than this. Go wild!

You need:

Paint, color you wish

Black, white and/or gold markers

Pencil

If you want to make fancy bookmarks with tassels:

Stitching thread

A drill

First, I painted a bunch of sticks in different colors.

Then using the pens, in gold, black, white etc. I would just simply paint a pattern. This is for the quickie crafters. Of course, I encourage you to actually paint something nice on the bookmarks, which might just take a bit longer. I love sketching women, so I tried a series of ladies in pencil. I really like the effect here.

In the end, just spray paint the sticks with clear coating. Not mandatory though.

In case you want to doll up your bookmarks, I suggest drilling a hole in one end and then just tying a couple of strings through the hole. If you have beads or tassels handy (or make tassels yourself), add them to the fun as well!

Of course, I encourage you to actually paint something nice on the bookmarks, which might just take a bit longer. I love sketching women, so I tried a series of ladies in pencil, see below!

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