These handmade bookmarks with quotes on them I found would make great gifts! Got an avid reader on your list? Surprise him or her with one of these beauties! Instead of cardstock, they are all handcrafted from natural wood sourced from different locations so every bookmark is one of a kind.
The quotes are all from memorable famous people and are laser engraved. I have discovered everyone from Barack Obama to F. Scott Fitzgerald. In addition to quotes, some of them have their portraits included too.
Some of them you can have personally engraved so as a finishing touch if you want to have the recipient’s name engraved on the back, it will be the icing on the cake. A wonderful stocking-stuffer idea – tuck one of these inside a card, a new journal book, or the newest paperback and watch their eyes light up!
Without further ado let’s take a look at some of the most unique ones I found …all of them 6″ in length, 1″ wide and paper thin yet you will know it’s real wood. The finishing touches of suede or rope tassels are the perfect capper.
Some of the bookmarks I found had funny quotes on them, too! This one here reads “Dinosaurs didn’t read, now they’re extinct”. I think every bookworm can relate to that one!
This one has an actual photograph on it by Mike DeCesare. Beautiful! I didn’t even realize it was made of wood at first. Here’s another one below with an inspiring quote by the great horror novelist Stephen King:
Here is one with a portrait – the famous baseball star Yogi Berra and one of his most memorable “It ain’t over til it’s over”.
Weren’t those nice? Don’t forget that you can always get one of these personalized too.
Now do you want to see what I’ve been up to lately…??
Check Out My Quote Bookmarks…
As I too like to read a great deal (some of my favorite material is on my tablet but I still keep plenty of paperbacks around), and since I hate the look of dogeared pages I found a solution to that -a pretty handmade one at that.
I went through my greeting card collection looking for some that had interesting patterns on them…and text. Some were ideal for this and some, not so much…in particular, this one with the bicycle, you see here, and notice the lengthy quote to the right, under the pink flap.
I really wanted to cut out that quote, thinking it was perfect for this…only thing is so much of the bicycle would be cut off, so…I ended up scrapping that one altogether and going through some others.
Some other cards had Bible verses…one written vertically, but that works well, too. It also had enough of a floral bouquet in just the right amount so when I cut it it was showing. A few just had pretty bouquets…By cutting that part off, and the ones that had ample space on them, enough to write in my own quotes.
I cut them into a 2-3″ width, kept the card’s original length, and then for each one I used a paper punch at the top to make a hole in them, then I threaded through some string and added a few bead adornments.
What do you think? How do you like the effect of the one at the left, I cut around the bouquet leaves just to do something a little bit different. But you get the idea. Maybe you could go through some of your own old greeting cards, and find opportunities like these?
It can be tricky because the quotes may not be printed in the right space, or they may be too spread out for this kind of project, in such case, look for cards with nice designs but lots of space below them that you could write in your quote. Give something like this to your favorite bibliophile for Christmas or another occasion, even better tuck it into the latest bestseller in their favorite genre. and surprise them both ways!