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Monday, May 20, 2013

Graduation Gift ~ Blooming Bookmark

It’s graduation week here in Phoenix. Several wonderful young ladies we know will be participating in this rite of passage. We wanted to acknowledge their accomplishments without breaking the bank.

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I almost hesitated to share this craft because it’s SO easy and inexpensive. But we all like that right?

I picked up a 6 pack of girls elastic headbands at the Dollar Store.

I found various  flower, butterfly and bird clips at the hobby supply store. (Tip: check the sewing, scrapbook and t shirt appliqué sections in addition to the floral department. Use a coupon and they will total around 60 cents each.)

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Now don’t strain yourself on this next part.

Open the clip and attach it to the reinforced section of the headband. It’s easier to see in person as there is a slightly thick bump.

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Attach the bookmark it to a book and Voila~ you’re done!

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I scoured the thrift store for pretty hardbacks and also found some favorite paperback classics in the Target dollar section.

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Just for fun we also hid some money amongst the pages, but all in all a nice gift which can be made for under $3.00.

Anyone you know graduating this year?


Linking to:

Debbiedoo’s, Jennifer Rizzo, T T & J, Common Ground, French Country Cottage, The Charm of Home, Someday Crafts, Funky Junk, StoneGable, Positively Splendid,The 36th Avenue, Funky Junk, Today’s Creative Blog, A Stroll Thru Life

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a great idea Laura!! I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!

openid said...


What a beautiful, inexpensive way to show you care and that someone matters! Great gift idea I will be using. Miss Emily is graduating!

Your Friend,

Debbiedoo's said...

Laura, I absolutely LOVE this idea. I like you, hesitate sometimes to share the most simplest of ideas. However, I realize they are some of the best received! Thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is a GREAT idea and SO cute. Love the floral bookmarks and the one with the butterfly. And great idea about books, too. Thanks, Laura!

Happy Monday!



bj said...

This is sooo cute and I am making some to stick in grands stockings at Christmas...a cute bookmark, a cute book and some moola stuck inside...
they will LOVE them.
Thanks....and isn't this a FUN party.
xoxo bj

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laura, this is so cute. I love this idea, and definitley different. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

How cute is this! And, practical too!

ChArIsSe said...

hi laura! whow love it! so cute and adorable bookmark decoration, thanks for sharing this to us! i really like the green floral bookmark pretty! Parol

Vel Criste said...

Such charming gifts Laura!!!! My kind of projects - inexpensive and preeeettty!!! Perfect for spring too with those flowers! :-)

Linda said...

This is so unique and adorable. :)

Yes, Anthony, Sarah's longtime boyfriend is graduating from high school this Friday and it will be an emotional time for sure, along with many other friends of theirs. I'll be extra emotional because Sarah will be out there playing in the band during the ceremony and I'll be sitting in the stands knowing that this is a dress rehearsal for next year. <3

Love, Linda

Beth Anne Schwamberger said...

Love this!

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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how sweet, anyway to congratulate them with out breaking our budget is great.

Carol said...

Very clever and cute, Laura!

Karen said...

These are so cute, what a great idea and a really nice gift.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Cute idea!

The Boston Lady said...

Yes! And what a great idea! Ann

Debbie said...

I really, really like this idea. I love the idea of using the elastics no matter what you figure out to clip on them. Wonderful, and I am so glad you shared. This is the kind of stuff I love.


Laura Turner said...

These are SO pretty! And who doesn't need a quick and inexpensive gift that has such appeal! Bravo!

Laura from Sunday View