I took my oldest daughter with me to Target to run some errands. I usually avoid even glancing in the direction of the Home Decor department, because they have cute things and I know I will see something I like. I find it easier to be grateful for what I have when I don’t go looking at what I can’t have.
However, this time we ended up looking down two aisles, and we saw a large Eiffel tower clock. At first my daughter thought it was a wall decal (it was just black with hands on it and no numbers, so it’s not an easy-to-read clock). Apparently a friend of hers has an Eiffel tower vinyl decal on her bedroom wall, and my daughter told me that she really liked it.
As soon as she told me, I knew what I was going to do for the bookmarks that I was planning to make for her. I knew The Graphics Fairy had several free images of the Eiffel tower.
In the end, I also ended up using a few postmarks from Just Something I Made as well.
For the twelfth day of A Gift a Day, I made Paris Bookmarks. You can make them, too! I added the free printable to my bookmarks page. If you have a color printer, the stamps will print in color.
embroidery thread for tassels (4 skeins)
clear shelf paper
Free Printable and tutorial from my website
paper cutter (you can use scissors instead)
The total time for four bookmarks is around 30 minutes.
Today I made four bookmarks.
$0.43 per bookmark, or $1.72, if you are buying supplies. I had the embroidery thread from my grandmother’s collection, so that brought the cost down to $0.10 per bookmark, or $0.40 total.
Joann’s has embroidery thread on sale for $0.33 a skein on Black Friday. Regular price is only $0.39 if you aren’t there on Friday.
Images courtesy The Graphics Fairy and Just Something I Made. Finished design is copyright The Prudent Homemaker.