Recycled Bookmark

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By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

I always get the stupid Styrofoam plates from two places I order take out from even though I tell them not to give them to me. I hate eating off them and tossing them into the trash so I always try to make something with them. I needed a new bookmark, so it’s a perfect opportunity to make use of a Styrofoam plate I had lying around.

What you’ll need:

Step 1. Use the ruler to measure out the size bookmark you want out of the Styrofoam plate. Instead of using a pen or pencil, you can also use a pen cap so there’s no ink or pencil marks left behind. Cut it out when finished.

Step 2. Punch a hole in the top center of the bookmark.

Step 3. Use the pen cap to make a design in the bookmark. I chose flowers with lines of varying thickness connecting them.

Step 4. Take your ink pad and dab it over the bookmark. Avoid getting it in your design but not to worry if you do. It will just create different looks through the textures.

Step 5. Tie a ribbon through the hole of the bookmark.

Step 6. Give the bookmark plenty of time to dry before using it. Avoid touching it otherwise you’ll leave fingerprint marks in the ink if it’s not dry yet. Give it at least a day or two so you can be sure it won’t leave an ink mark in your book.


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