My recent crafty tempt is to make some wooden popsicle bookmarks. I don’t know if anyone nowadays still thinks that making a bookmark is worth their precious time, as people rarely read from a real book now, and it is just so easy to find something to slip between pages.
It’s no doubt that bookmarks are going to extinct before paper-based books extinct. However, I love having several borrowed books in hands all the time, and I consider these little accessories as a personal touch in additional to my reading life , a life that I never took seriously but is very enjoyable.
I believe that as long as you READ, sooner or later, you would ask for a bookmark. That’s what have prompted me to create these things recently. Those books on our side table near the lounge deserve a little special treat, something not our grandmothers offered in the past century.
All I have used was plain wooden pop sticks, a 4mm fine tip marker and a set of letter rubber stamps (my new favourite “ingredient”). I stamped two words quotes or make up something I like, I drew a simple symbol or picture, put all of them in a glass jar (used a baby food jar). And that was it. If you prefer a prettier jar, just do something with your jar. I actually used black rub-on decals. They came out all great and cute. Or if you want something fancier, you can stick something on one end of bookmark, like a glass pebble or a 3d sticker. Leave them on your coffee table next to your books, they are simply handy and special.
I reckon I can sell them to raise the money for charity. How much should I charge?