Yay for three-day weekends—they were made for wedding planning. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a whole lot of crafting done this time around—but I did tackle one project.
But first—Potion Gals, don’t read this post!
We’ve been struggling with what to give our bridal party as gifts. Mr. Potion doesn’t really want to go the traditional route of alcohol-themed gifts, and I don’t really want to go the traditional route of ugly jewelry gifts.
And then I saw this amazingly simple tutorial on Offbeat Bride for homemade bookmarks and it hit me.
(And personalized bookmarks!)
I found this pack of pre-cut strips of textured paper at Michaels in a variety of bright colors, including the wedding colors. I also picked up some packs of embroidery floss in our colors and decided to put those stamps and ink pads to use again.
I used different color combinations and stamped each girl’s name onto her bookmark.
I decided to cut each bookmark to fit each book, rather than making them all the same size.
Then I followed the tutorial’s directions to attach tassels in the same color as the ink I used for the names.
Confession: I did not know this hole punch was heart shaped when I bought it. But isn’t the effect adorable?
Another confession: I’ve only actually read two of these books-–Northanger Abbey and Ender’s Game. The others are all definitely on my must-read list, and I know enough about the authors and plots to know that the girls I bought them for will enjoy them. (And then maybe they can loan them to me?)
What did you give your bridesmaids? (Also—who is your favorite author? What are you reading right now?)