Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY

If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home a lot of natural souvenirs. Feathers, rocks, sand and flowers are common keepsakes. This month’s Crafty project is a great way to preserve some of those memories.

Supplies Needed:
Pressed flowers
Cardstock (this is a great project to use up scrap pieces!)
Contact paper or home laminator (contact paper can be found at discount/dollar stores)
Scissors or paper cutter
Hole punch
Yarn or twine
Glue stick

Step 1: Press flowers between paper towels, using heavy books as weights. This step usually takes 3-4 days to allow the flowers to fully dry.

Step 2: Once the flowers are dry, arrange them on the pieces of cardstock. My cardstock was 2” by 8”.

Step 3:  Apply a small amount of glue stick to help keep the flowers in place on the cardstock.  (This is helpful for the next step.)

Step 4: Apply contact paper to both sides of the bookmark. You can also use a home laminator.

Step 5: Trim the excess contact paper.

Step 6: Punch a hole at one end of the bookmark. Knot a small piece of yarn or twine (about 6” long) through the hole.

Bonus! Visit http://wildflowersearch.org/ to identify wildflowers by location, color, shape and observation time.

Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.

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Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY

If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home a lot of natural souvenirs. Feathers, rocks, sand and flowers are common keepsakes. This month’s Crafty project is a great way to preserve some of those memories.

Supplies Needed:
Pressed flowers
Cardstock (this is a great project to use up scrap pieces!)
Contact paper or home laminator (contact paper can be found at discount/dollar stores)
Scissors or paper cutter
Hole punch
Yarn or twine
Glue stick

Step 1: Press flowers between paper towels, using heavy books as weights. This step usually takes 3-4 days to allow the flowers to fully dry.

Step 2: Once the flowers are dry, arrange them on the pieces of cardstock. My cardstock was 2” by 8”.

Step 3:  Apply a small amount of glue stick to help keep the flowers in place on the cardstock.  (This is helpful for the next step.)

Step 4: Apply contact paper to both sides of the bookmark. You can also use a home laminator.

Step 5: Trim the excess contact paper.

Step 6: Punch a hole at one end of the bookmark. Knot a small piece of yarn or twine (about 6” long) through the hole.

Bonus! Visit http://wildflowersearch.org/ to identify wildflowers by location, color, shape and observation time.

Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.

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