Hi everyone, Laurel here with another upcycled denim project. I know I have said it before, but I love to upcycle and denim has so many fun uses. For today’s project I created a fun bookmark.
The first thing I did was cut a strip off an old pair of jeans. I cut along the seam as I wanted that added interest in the bookmark. In this case, the denim was too dark for my liking so I used the reverse side.
When I was happy with the size, I went to work decorating it. First, I added a strip of plaid paper along the seam – plaid makes this country girl happy and well, it pairs nicely with old denim.
Unity is full of wonderful quotes and I like to incorporate them whenever I can. In this case I used one from the Stay Classy KOTM. I would love to hear what some of your favorite quotes are.
I love the Stitched Greeting stamp set and the images have the look I was going for with the stitched look so I had to use them 🙂
I just stamped and paper pieced them, then cut them out. Once I was happy with the placement, I stapled them on. The added texture and interest of the staples helps with the rustic look I am going for.
As a final touch, I cut various strips of twine and again just stapled on. A very quick and easy project that I am sure any reader would love.
Speaking of reading… summer and reading goes together don’t they? What is on your summer reading list? Let us know in the Facebook Group!
Other products used:
twine: Diving Twine; May Arts