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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

This used to be...a hair pin!

Hey dear bloggers..hope you all are doing well :)
I was inspired by the current challenge at Lulupu to come up with this post and idea.
What I did was to turn hair pains or bobby pins as some of you might call them into bookmarks. They were really quick and easy to make and look cute as bookmarks.  I need a lot of bookmarks as I tend to keep losing them all the time ;).. And I get bored of looking at the same bookmarks so these add a little variety too.

This is the type of hair pin which one used to make the bookmarks. They are commonly used to secure buns and I had a lot of these lying around from my wedding ;)..
This is what I turned the pin into.

I made some flowers, stuck them on one side of the pin (the side that will be out) and the inner plain side of the pin can be used to 'mark' the page.

Here is a little variety of the bookmarks that I made

The ones with the punched out flower, frog and the arrow sign can be used either ways..that is inside the book to mark the page or outside on the cover with the pin inside to mark the page .

I'm entering this for these challenges:

Please please do leave comments and let me know what you think about this idea. I'm relatively new to crafting and blogging and would love honest feedback about my work :)

Note-I just noticed that the pics aren't too I'm uploading two more pics. Hope they're better.


  1. WOW, these are REALLY COOL! What a fantastic idea, and you made some great bookmarks! I think I will have to "borrow" this one! Thanks so much for joining us at Come and Get It this week!


  2. WOW this is fantastic...amazing idea...pinning it to pinterest!

  3. Very interesting and so innovative! Such a easy peasy DIY!

    Thanks for joining the fun at Lulupu Monthly Challenge!

  4. Wonderful job on the the beaded ones most!

    Glad you found us at Come And Get Challenges....good luck!


  5. Ooooh...I think these are so much prettier than conventional [read:boring] bookmarks! I love the ones with the beads. Gorgeous! :)

  6. Very innovative idea! These bookmarks made of pins look lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments.


  7. What a brilliant idea for bookmarks! I love anything with beads so particularly like the one with the gorgeous dangling beads. You could adapt these for so many different age groups - they're wonderful.
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely bookmarks with us at ABAC and I do hope you'll join us again soon.

  8. Such pretty bookmarks. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  9. Those are seriously inspiring! I never would have thought of turning that into a bookmark. BRAVO and they are so cute too!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

  10. This seems to be a unique way to create bookmarks.. Being an avid reader myself, I might try these soon.. :)

    Thanks for playing along at Lulupu.. :)

  11. Congrats Vasundhara for being chosen in top three in lulupu challenge! Your book marks are truly very pretty and innovative :)

  12. Wow.. very pretty and congratulations.. :)


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