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DIY leather bookmarks

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After a busy year, I’m keeping this DIY super simple. It will make the perfect teacher gift or a handmade present for a fellow bibliophile. My son has his annual Market Day at school tomorrow – all items have to be home made, which I quite like. It’s a nice antidote to this digital age of plastic and technology. So we came up with an inexpensive idea for one of his items to make and sell, involving a bag of leather offcuts I bought from Woodheads Leather Merchants. Their bargain bins are filled with offcuts that you buy per weight. Rummaging through, we found the perfect inspiration for his Market Day item – rectangles of soft leather in colourful sorbet shades. Then we chose different coloured leather thong, sold per metre, and a roll of neon orange waxed cotton thread.

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We ‘bookmark’ aplenty on the computer. Now it’s time to bookmark your books for real. Continue reading to see how easy it is to make these leather bookmarks…

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