Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DIY Ideas

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.  
~Robert Brault
Freelance writer
I am fortunate to have friends who are creative and inspire me to explore new ideas.  Last summer I posted Linda Myhre's steampunk jewelry. She is a master at scouring flea markets and repurposing items taking them to a whole new level. In this photo she created a necklace out of old jewelry and a watch face. The charm bracelet has several dangling watch heads and baubles from other pieces of jewelry. 
In this photo she made napkin rings from the Dollar Store. On each plastic ring she glued an old earring.

Recently she brought her DIY talents to a luncheon where each guest received a bookmark. I wanted to share her idea since it seems like a great one for a Valentine gift.

Love to Read Bookmarks
  • Scissors                        
  • Pliers or crimping tool 


  • 5/8 inch wide ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Ribbon clasps-3/4 inch wide
  • Beads, old earrings, chains for decoration
  • Jump rings (may come in ribbon clasp package)   
1.  Cut two ribbons to 6-1/2 to 7 inch lengths.
2.  Glue two ribbons wrong sides together.  Allow to dry.
3.  Use pliers to crimp clasps to the ends of the ribbon.
4.  Add a jump ring to one end of the glued ribbon.
5.  Attach decoration to the jump ring and close the jump ring.
6.  Mark your place in your book or give to another book lover.
Notes:  All materials are available at JoAnn's and Michael's

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