DIY Washi Tape Book Mark
Hello Book Lovers!
One thing that I have to be thankful for about all my time on the road this month is the extra reading time that seems to go along with it. All the waiting about for public transport, a few minutes before the start of the day, lazy (tech free – see yesterday’s post!) evenings in hotel rooms, all amount to a few stolen moments to get in some reads. I regularly switch between reading on my Kindle and reading paperbacks and hardbacks – that is to say I;m an equal opportunity reader, and will rad anything I can get my hands on. When reading ebooks on my Kindle, pages are marked out for you and finding the spot where you left off is abreeze…paperbacks, not so much. So, when it comes to paperback reads I say you gots to have yourself a cute book mark!
There is something exciting about picking out a new paperback to read, and so it should be celebrated with a cute little handmade book mark, so here’s a quick and cute DIY Washi Tape Book Mark to help save your spot in your latest fave read!
Grab your supplies…
Collection of washi tapes
Make two neat cut on the sealed corner of the envelope (opposite the opening) to snip off a square.
Fold the upper leaf of the square upwards to make a neat fold along the diagonal of the square.
Using the fold line as a guide, snip away the lower corner to create the front part of the book mark.
Snip lengths of washi tape slightly larger than the width of the bookmark, and begin to stitch to the surface using the lower cut edge of front of the book mark as a guide.
Press the washi tape securely and carefully snip along the side of the envelope to neaten the upper section of the book mark.
Working on the inside of the lower portion of the book mark, being adding lengths of washi tape to complete the front. Use the lower portion of the upper section as a guide for the placement of the tapes and cut them slightly longer than the width of the book mark.
Press the washi tape to secure to the lower portion of the book mark and snip away the excess tape along the lower sides of the book mark.
Flip the book mark over and decorate in the same way – pressing lengths of tape slightly longer than the envelope to cover the back. I’m a matchy-matchy kinda gal, so I repeated the same pattern of tape placement on the back, but you know what? Know yourself out and create any pattern or design that takes your fancy!
Press the tape firmly in place along the whole surface of the book mark. Snip away the excess tape long the sides of the envelope to neaten.
Ta Dah! This little decorated pocket-style book mark is ready to slip over the top of your pages ready to save the spot on your latest read!
So, book lovers what are y’all reading right now, I’m always on the look pour for fresh reading recommendations!