Page Monster Bookmarks *Update*

In an earlier post, I wrote about the page monster bookmark craft I was hosting at my library. The program was a complete success and some participants stayed for over two hours! The bookmarks¬†created went above and beyond and were extremely creative. It was amazing to see how many variations could be generated from one simple template. Here are pictures of some of the bookmarks created that day, enjoy! I especially love the one with the eyelashes and bonnet ūüôā

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Page Monster Bookmarks

Are you a¬†ravenous¬†reader? Do you have an old ragged bookmark that needs replacing? If you are looking for a personalized and fun way to decorate your book, I found this great page corner bookmark template from Tally’s Treasury while researching for a craft to implement at the library where I work. ¬†I will be hosting the program for all ages in May and it is really simple to make.

This bookmark is easy to construct and a cute way to save your page while reading.  For instructions, materials, and a step-by-step tutorial, check out the main page!  You will need card stock, decorative scrapbooking paper, glue sticks, and a few more items to make these little monsters. You can personalize them anyway you wish by adding googly eyes or use stickers!  This is a great way to encourage reading and be crafty!

Page Corner Bookmarks

 

Turning 27 on the 27th

Hello!  This date marks the first post on The Golden State Jersey Girl blog and my birthday as well!  For 26 years (give or take a few months) New Jersey was the only home I ever knew.  This is a significant birthday because I am away from my friends and family for the first time; however, I find that I cherish them even more and started this blog to keep them closer to me.  As a birthday present to myself, I wanted to start this blog and share my life in California with my loved ones and complete strangers alike.

While in California, I have developed and fostered a much deeper interest and love of public libraries. ¬†I have been dying to share this project I found while browsing for crafts to carry out for teens at the public library I work. ¬†Although this project is too involved for library programming, it’s perfect for home. ¬†This necklace screamed out to me when I saw it and appeals to my affinity of history and ancient things. ¬†I love the¬†aesthetic¬†of ancient leather-bound books that look like they came out a crypt of some underground secret chamber…okay I got carried away but its fun to imagine! ¬†This project is¬†courtesy of¬†Ruby Murrys Musings¬†where she created this innovative and creative way to wear your love of old books and keep them close to your heart. ¬†I hope to make one soon and if you make one please share the finished product!

“I’m very important. ¬†I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” ~ Ron¬†Burgundy