February 6, 2012

Simple Chrysanthemum Bookmarks

For some odd reason I never seem to have bookmarks when I find that rare opportunity to jump into a novel. I'm always using those obnoxious insert cards that fall out of magazines all the time. Resourceful yes, but pretty, not exactly. This weekend I happen to be pondering over what to do with some leftover chysanthmum beads.  I am a firm believer that when one encounters a creative rut you go picking! As creative peeps how many of us can deny that we own a pile of unused craft supplies that just sit around reminding us of all the moolah we've dumped into places like Michael's & Hobby Lobby? I find inspiration is often hiding in that pile & in some severe cases stray cats are too.

As luck would have it I came across some alphabet paper clips I had purchased years ago. Ding, ding, ding....I had an idea.

Chrysanthemum bookmarks!
I just used some jewelry metal glue & adhered the chrysanthemum beads to the top part of the paper clip.

Instant bookpage glamour.

Hope everyone had a delightful Super Bowl weekend!
Any favorite commercials?
Madonna's performance...yay or ney?

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Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Those are super cute! Great job!

As for the Super Bowl, I liked several commercials and I did like the halftime show. Except Nicki Minaj, who I cannot stand.


Regina of Live Delightfully said...

And apparently I'm old and don't know the difference between Nicki Minaj and MIA. Who the heck is MIA?!?! Well, I can't stand either of them I believe. haha.

Sarah said...

So cute Jen! I must admit that I haven't read a novel in ages! Probably not a good thing, but oh well! Haha! Superbowl was pretty good. I actually enjoyed the game more than the commercials or half time! And in my opinion, madonnas performance was pretty mediocre. They should just stick to rock bands! Lol!

Meg {henninglove} said...

love that idea!! so cute to use those flowers and it would make me use a book mark for sure rather than fold down the page. and my favorite commercials were any of the dog commercials especially the frenchie skechers commercial, i am so glad he replaced kim what was your favorite commercial jennifer?

Tonia L said...

Those are adorable! I never have bookmarks either and I find myself listening to more audiobooks than I do reading because I can do it while I am crafting!

sherri lynn said...

These are so cute! I love using bookmarks because I hate dog-earing pages in my books!

As for Madonna's performance, I only saw a few minutes but I would have to say nay!

Nathalie said...

Such a great idea! And I love those turquoise chrysanthemum beads!! where did you find them?

I love to "shop" in my HUGE pile of unused supplies... I usually have forgotten I had most of them so it gives me a new shopping spree buzz...
Even better than going back Michael's because it's free!! ;D

The "Doritos" commercial with the great Dane was my favorite. It mad me laugh so hard!!
I kind of enjoyed the half time show... kinda.

Hope you had a great week-end back home with hubby and the puppies!

Larissa said...

Those are lovely!!! Wish I had some of those kinds of paperclips laying around!

Just Another Day in Paradise

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Lovely bookmarks! I use the magazine inserts as well. Time to make me some of these I think!

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-25.html

Dalia said...

Those are too cute, I love them!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...


I loveddd the VW commercial with dog trying to lose weight. Hysterical.

marissa said...

these are beautiful, my friends and I are all book devourers this would be such a fun happy little gift I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

These are so cute! I"m always looking for ways to use up the things that I have. Great idea!

Vicky said...

Those are so pretty. A friend of mine makes those and sells them. I bet you could too. I am a new FB fan visiting from House of Hepworths. Vicky from Mess For Less

Stacey said...

Cute stuff Jennifer! I love those lettered ones, too!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Perfect gift for my Little Sweet B! She's a CRAZY OBSESSED little reader! Thanks for the idea!!! Can't wait to see what you share at my party tomorrow!

XO, Aimee

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

These are darling and your blog is adorable!

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