Wednesday, May 25, 2011

gift idea

here's a fun gift idea for those book lover friends of yours.
 using the bookmarks we made on monday and the library cards from last week....
you can whip up a gift of fantastic-ness (it's not a word but it fits, right?)

wrap a new book with kraft paper... 
place library cards into pocket... 
add a paper doily,
  ribbon and a cabochon bookmark to the front
 and you're ready to make a reader happy.
 in the cutest way possible.

Need some ideas for great books:
The Hunger Games trilogy
The Help
These Is My Words
Sarah's Key
Water for Elephants
The Star Garden
Sarah's Quilt
The Forgotten Garden
The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society


  1. Such a cute idea. I have a few bookworms in my family that would love this!

  2. Love the way this looks, so cute!

  3. I love these ideas, so so cute.
    I read "The Help" and just finished "Sarah's Key" while on vacation. Both were very powerful, but very good books. I would recommend them to anyone.

  4. okay that is super cute!!! Love it!!
    I am reading the help right now!! Have you read the Book of Negros?? I just finished that and it is great!

  5. love it! I'm shopping for the Cabochons now... what size did you use on the bookmark in the picture? Thanks!

  6. This would be a great teacher gift too-- just put in a gift card for a book store and it would be perfect!

  7. Cute cute cute cute cute. Did I mention that I think these are really cute? Cause I do. Thank you for sharing, and for the book recommendations!

    -Heather, from

  8. Love Love Love!!!

    Such a great gift for my fellow book club friends!

  9. Thanks for the reminder of the book pocket! I'm headed to our library this afternoon where I can punch those out. Better grab the paper now.

  10. What a cute idea and an easy gift!

    I would LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! We're also hosting a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up! :)

    I'm also your newest follower. We would LOVE a follow back if you love our blog too!

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

  11. I'd also add the Alchemist to your book list. It's a wonderful book for new graduates that are starting on their adventure into adulthood.

  12. well isn't this just the cutest thing ever. i'm obsessed with the help - reading now. love.

  13. Another great book is "The Forgotten Garden" Love this ides!

  14. Love the gift packaging. I have a lot of friends that would appreciate that gift. And good book choices too. I've read all except the Star Garden.

  15. I have lots of book readers in my family so this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. I did a whole book exchange party this would be cute to use too...

  17. so fun! THX for sharing this cute idea!!

  18. if you like Those who Saved Us and The Book HAVE to read Sarah's of my favorite books and's coming to the big screen! happy reading....i think i'll start Unbroken this week...

    Chantel Olson

    p.s....i loved the Hunger Games trilogy also!

  19. I love the wrapping and would like to buy some Kraft paper. What kind do you use? Thank you.

  20. so darling...i'm smitten with the ruffle and the pocket - completely smitten! yum! xo