Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gifts for My Girls

Yay for three-day weekends- they were made for wedding planning.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a whole lot of crafting done this time around- but I did tackle one project.

But first- Geeky Gals, don't read this post!

We've been struggling with what to give our bridal party as gifts- Mr Geek doesn't really want to go the traditional route of alcohol-themed gifts and I don't really want to go the traditional route of ugly jewelry gifts.

And then I saw this amazingly simple tutorial on Offbeat Bride for homemade bookmarks and it hit me-


(And personalized bookmarks!)

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 I found this pack of pre-cut strips of textured paper at Michaels in a variety of bright colors, including the wedding colors.  I also picked up some packs of embroidery floss in our colors and decided to put those stamps and ink pads to use again.

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 I used different color combinations and stamped each girl's name onto her bookmark.

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I decided to cut each bookmark to fit each book, rather than making them all the same size.

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Then I followed the tutorial's directions to attach tassels in the same color as the ink I used for the names.

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Confession: I did not know this hole punch was heart-shaped when I bought it.  But isn't the effect adorable?

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Another confession: I've only actually read two of these books- Northanger Abbey and Ender's Game.  The others are all definitely on my must-read list and I know enough about the authors and plots to know that the girls I bought them for will enjoy them.  (And then maybe they can loan them to me?)

What did you give your bridesmaids?  (Also- who is your favorite author?  What are you reading right now?)

Much love,
The Geeks

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