diy {layered paper bookmark}

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week…I thought I’d share a couple of ideas in case you are looking for something to give the phenomenal teachers in your life. The first is just a simple book marker to go along with a book, magazine or maybe a bookstore giftcard.

To make the bookmark I used pages from an old book (one that I use just for crafts…not a classic don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I cut 4 pages to be 2 inches wide. I used double sided tape to tape the pages together with a ribbon in between pages 2 & 3. So in the end I had 4 layers of paper and a ribbon in the middle.


Next I used random craft supplies to add layers: masking tape, scrapbook paper, baker’s twine, paper doily & initial stamp.


Earlier this week one of my projects was featured on Skip To My Lou as part of a Teacher’s Appreciation Series.


If you are looking for more ideas for fun gifts for the teachers in your life (or really gifts for anyone!), check out what the other bloggers contributed.

Lots of easy and creative ideas!

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  • Sarah - LOVE the bookmark! It is too cute!

  • amanda torres - I bet Biggest Bro’s teachers fight over who gets him each year, because they know they will get super awesome gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • Jennifer - I saw the hair clip vase on Monday and made them the same day for my daughter’s teachers. They were a hit. So simple but darling.

  • rutheah - someday when my kids are old enough to go to school, I can’t wait to make cute things like this. ๐Ÿ™‚ so adorable.

  • cailan - cute-cute! love all the details – you are such a creative gal!

  • Tania - so pretty – thanks!

  • jami nato - toats adorbs…you know i have an obsession with bookpaper…

  • tiffani - great idea! thanks for sharing:)

  • Angela - Here’s something for the boys…

    Happy Star Wars Day!

    May the 4th be with you!

  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag - Hi Ashley!! I almost have no words to express how LOVELY and inspiring I find your blog, THANK YOU!! And I hope Miss Firecracker is making a speedy and healthy recovery. I would love to invite you to come visit me at my site — I write about Children’s Books, and we’re a lot of fun! Every week we do a feature called Tiny Tot Tuesday, you might get some ideas for your little missy! Aloha and take care, Melissa

  • a pocket full of posies - too cute!!! I just made some that were “patchwork” with fabric scraps- then laminated…but I REALLY like these much better…maybe I’ll just give them two! (one of each!) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!
    p.s. still praying for precious “fire-cracker”!- hope she is healing well!

  • Nicole - ahhhh- a bookmark made out of BOOKS – of course! Too cute. Glad to see you are all home and having a tiny bit of fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Random question but thought you might be able to answer it – what is the deal with the pinterest waiting list??

  • Julie - Very Nice! Such a sweet use of herringbone! I would love if you would link up for Ribbon Jar Giveaway! at Color Chic

  • larissa - I love your blog, and I am a real follower.
    I will use this tag idea to give as a sample in the motherยดs day party
    thanks for sharing it

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