The Pin Junkie: Paint Sample Bookmarks

Paint Sample Bookmarks

Paint Sample Bookmarks

Paint sample bookmarks might just be the easiest craft ever!  Don't worry if you don't have any paint samples handy; you can always pick up a few the next time you're at the hardware store. 


This is all you need to make a bookmark:
Paint sample
hole punch
tassel

My paint swatches were really wide, so I cut them first to get a narrow bookmark shape as well as to get rid of the text on the side.  Next, I punched a hole in the top of the paint sample and tied a tassel through it for a super simple bookmark.  Ta-da!  It makes a nice little bookmark, though it's rather plain so I to added a little something extra. 


I printed some of my favorite quotes on a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch vellum paper.  (It's hard to see, but this is what it looked like before I cut the quotes.)  I cut each quote just a little narrower than the paint swatch, hole punched it, and tied it all together with a tassel. 



"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away"
Emily Dickinson

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  
The man who never reads lives only one."  
George R.R. Martin





 More easy-to-make bookmarks with felt and ribbon.
http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/06/ribbon-and-felt-flower-bookmarks.html



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24 comments:

  1. Great idea and lovely craft for gifts. Blessings, Catherine

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  2. These are so adorable!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  3. Very cute bookmarks. I love the quotes! Great job!

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  4. These are great. What a great idea to add the quotes to them as well. Thank you for sharing. I found you via Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop.
    Handmade at Warratahstree

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  5. What a great idea! I'm always losing my bookmarks and now I can make my own :)

    http://madnessbymeg.blogspot.ie/

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  6. These are darling. They'd make a great gift just to stuff in a card. Pinned!

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  7. Very clever use of the paint swatches. They would be wonderful to tuck into book gifts. I co-host Make It Monday which starts on Sunday night at 7PM. We would love to have you and your projects come join.

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  8. Cute idea! I love using paint samples for crafts. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. So cute, Bonnie! I love the idea, I want to make them for my book club girls!

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    1. Great idea! They would be perfect for a book club!

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  10. I LOVE this idea! Very pretty, the quotes are a great addition, and practical too. Definitely pinning. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  11. Such a cute and simple craft! I love the quotes!

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  12. These are fantastic! Such a clever use for the paint samples.

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  13. Simple and beautiful, I have quite a few reading related quotes saved somewhere on pinterest that would be perfect for this idea. Thanks

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  14. Super cute idea! Love it. Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. I'll have to look for some vellum paper next time I'm at the craft store. These would make great stocking stuffers or to add one or two along with the gift of a book.

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    1. I agree! These bookmarks would make nice gifts especially if given with a book.

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  16. I am always needing book marks and these are so cute. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  17. I have used paint samples as bookmarks for a long time. but you fancy them up! I just coordinate them with the book cover! Frank thinks I am nuts. But I like to coordinate my face cloth and towel when I take a bath too.........

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  18. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
    A Round Tuit 226
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    1. Thanks for the feature Jill! I appreciate it!

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  19. Fantastic! You just can't beat a practical project made with free stuff. I always loose my bookmarks, so maybe I should try these out. :) Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there next week.

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  20. As per usual AMAZING. PINNED. Have a great weekend. Linda Crafts a la Mode

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