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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18 comments

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.

Anonymous 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!

henning love 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?

Unknown 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!
x.o
Nat.

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

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

Just Another Day in Paradise

Unknown said...

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

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Dalia said...

Those are too cute, I love them!

Sarah said...

Adorable!

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

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings 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

Unknown said...

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

Vicky @ Mess For Less 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...

Unknown 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!

I'd love to hear from you!