Everyone knows that fishermen tend to exaggerate about their catches. The fish are always record-breaking in size, and the struggle to get them into the boat is always epic. Today’s project celebrates those fish tales, but applies them to reading.
For today’s project, I made a bookmark. I didn’t quite know what I was going to do this morning but I had been toying with an idea for a bookmark. Serendipity stepped in and everything just clicked.
I have had the fish charm for a while and was thinking about how I could use it. I didn’t want to make jewelry with him, but I knew I wanted to do something. As I was in my craft room thinking, I saw that I had two 6×9 pieces of green self-adhesive felt that was close in color to this little fish. When I grabbed the green felt pieces, I discovered that I had a piece of golden colored felt as well, which just happened to match the stripes on the fish.
I cut 2 pieces of the green felt down to 7×2. I then punched the holes in each piece (it would have been too thick if I put the pieces together first). I put the green pieces together carefully lining up the holes. I then put a couple of larger jump rings through the holes. Using smaller jump rings, I attached the lengths of chain and the fish charm. For the lettering, I broke out my trusty Sizzix and the Lollipop letters. I have actually included the lettering on both sides of the bookmark (not that you can tell from the pictures). I punched out all of the letters and lined them up on each side of the bookmark. Once I was happy with the alignment, I removed the backing and adhered the letters.