Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I HEART...A Good Book(mark)


Everybody loves Wednesday, right?
The week's half over.  The weekend is on the way.
What's not to love?
Each Wednesday, I want to share something with you
that I absolutely love and can't live without!


On Monday I showed you the tablescape from our Father's Day luncheon. Gone Fishin' was the theme, and as I was making my plans, I came upon a blogpost by Joanna Gaines of HGTV's "Fixer Upper". It was a how-to for making bookmarks out of fishing lures. Perfect!


My version is above.
Each guest received a bookmark wrapped around their coffee mug.


To make the bookmarks, you need fishing lures, barrel swivels and twine. I paid $6 for a package of 5 lures. (I only needed six, but Gerald has assured me he'll find a use for the extras!) The barrel swivels were about $1.25 for a dozen. 

The original craft instructions called for using seed beads, which I have tons of from other projects, but after it took about 10 minutes to get 45 beads on the wire, I decided that the twine would work nicely with my decorations!

All you do is use a pair of sharp pliers to snip off the treble hook and then cut your lengths of twine. I cut about 10" lengths, but you can cut some longer or shorter according to your own needs. Tie the lure to one end and the barrel swivel to the other. Trim your ends, and voila! You're done.


These bookmarks are simple but very pretty!

Every beautiful bookmark needs a good book, and I have one tucked in my copy of Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer, which I recommend. I'm not finished with it yet, but I'm really enjoying it so far. It's a collection of his editorials over the last 15 or so years, and while I don't agree with absolutely everything he says, he really makes me think. And as a result of reading about what he finds important (family, politics, baseball, etc.), I have been re-evaluating what I find important. I've written about him before if you're interested.

The bookmarks were a big hit! They were such a simple and quick craft, but they added a lot to my luncheon. I'll bet the fisherman in your life would love one, too!

Tomorrow I'll start sharing my recipes from Gone Fishin'...Father's Day 2015.

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