I always feel weird about trashing so many food boxes. I love the typography and the brilliant colors so I decided to start making things out of them. My first attempt is bookmarks. What does it say about me that I rarely pull out my sewing machine and when I do it’s to sew on paper? Maybe I have a fear of fabric.
I started by opening the box all the way.
Once I decided on the size and what I wanted included in the bookmark, I used my paper cutter to get a straight cut.
My bookmarks range from 5-7″ long and 1 3/4- 2 1/2″ wide.
I simply made a zig-zag stitch all the way around the piece.
And stitched a ribbon to the top in the center.
I think they would look great with different color thread, but since I don’t sew much I don’t have a great selection to choose from.
The kids love them, so I’m hoping they’ll use them often. BTW, does anyone know of books a 5th grade boy would enjoy reading? My boys always start struggling with reading about this time until I find books or series they enjoy. Zachary is loving reading right now because of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, but I have to have something else ready for him once he’s finished with this series. Any suggestions?
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