With Read A Book Day and World Literacy Day both falling in the month of September, we carry on with our theme for this month’s DIYs. Reading is really important to us, and it should be to you too. With fiction, you can meet new people, travel to new places, some real, some imagined, and you can do all of that from the comfort of your home. Non-fiction can introduce you to the backstories of your favorite idols, through their biographies or autobiographies, get help from self-help or motivational books, learn new skills, get insight into history, and so many other fields. No matter which way you look at it, books make us a better, and more enlightened society.
This week’s bookmark not only looks smart, but colorful and bright too. And with an extremely simple process to make them, you can not only have a set of personalized bookmarks for yourself, but for friends and family too. So let’s get going.
What you need:
1. Blank white paper
2. Shaving foam
3. Several food dye colors
5. A shallow receptable the size of, or bigger than, the sheet of paper
6. Single hole puncher
What you need to do:
Fill a layer of shaving foam in the receptable.
Drop several drops of different dyes in a random pattern across the top of the foam layer
Take the skewer and lightly dipping the tip into the foam, create swirls in the foam with light strokes.
Once the foam has a nice and colorful swirl pattern, take the sheet of paper and gently lay it over the patterned foam layer. Make sure to not push the paper into the foam. It needs to just lightly lay on top of the layer, like it’s floating.
Gently remove the sheet of paper, and flipping it over, let it dry out.
Once the sheet is dry, cut the sheet into the correct size. Once done, you can laminate the sheet if you want, or directly punch a hole at the top, string a bit of ribbon, and voila, you’re bookmark is ready!
If you want to be even more fancy, you can do additional little touch ups to make your bookmark stand out a bit more. Here are some options:
You can write a favorite quote on the marbled background
You can cut up the sheet in a different pattern than the standard rectangle