1.01.2013

Homemade Beaded Bookmarks Teacher Gifts

DIY beaded bookmarks tutorial www.traceeorman.com

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If you are ever looking for an easy but thoughtful gift for a teacher, here's a tutorial on how to make your own beaded bookmarks. I like to make these and give them to my colleagues. There's not a teacher I know who doesn't at some point need a bookmark. :) 

What I love about these bookmarks is that they won't fall out of your book, they won't damage the pages, and they look beautiful dangling out from the pages. I also love their name: book "thongs." Because they go in the crack of your book. 

You can follow the visual tutorial pictures here for making the bookmarks. If you do not have the exact supplies, that's OK. You can improvise or use materials you prefer or are more comfortable with. Feel free to pin the tutorials on Pinterest or link to this post.
How to make a homemade beaded bookmark DIY www.traceeorman.com

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Here is the tutorial for making a beaded "dangle" to pretty-up your beaded bookmarks. 
(These can also be used for making earrings, necklaces, fringe, sun-catchers, etc..)
How to make a beaded dangle DIY www.traceeorman.com


If you are interested in making the personalized charms, which can be attached to the jump or split ring, I blogged about making the charms in a separate post HERE

DIY Personalized Charms http://www.hungergameslessons.com/2011/10/diy-create-your-own-hunger-games-charms.html

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I teach high school English in Illinois; enjoy family time, baseball, collecting PEZ dispensers, and talking about anything related to my favorite books. They include The Hunger Games trilogy, To Kill a Mockingbird, the Chaos Walking trilogy, and anything written by Amy Tan.

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