For Mother’s Day a few years back, my sweet hubby made me this Mother’s Day craft bookmark and it has been my favorite gift! I just love looking at the photos of my cuties. The next year, we made these bookmarks for Grandmas and they loved them even more. One Grandma keeps it in her purse instead of her books. These personalized bookmarks are a sentimental and practical gift all in one! Wrap one up with a favorite book and you’ve got the perfect gift for any mom!
A Bookmark for Mom
To make these photo bookmarks, find a Photo booth that prints out a column of photos together. These booths typically print in black and white, although some booths now print in color! I have always found these booths at Kmart or sometimes at the mall. The example below was made with my computer out of photos I have and I cropped them to fit the size of a bookmark. This is a great alternative if you’re not able to get to a photo booth or having trouble finding one in your area. Once you have the photos printed, then cut a piece of cardstock paper a little larger than the photo line. Glue the photo line onto the paper.
You can also decorate the back of the bookmark. Another photo line can be added or a fun saying. You could put meaningful sentiments from you as well, or add a pretty pattern or stencil. For this bookmark, I typed up lots of ways to say the word “Mother” in different languages, but you could try adding a personal note or a favorite poem instead. Then add a few stickers or ribbon to embellish.
The last step is to seal the bookmark so it will last for a very long time! You can go to a copy store to have it laminated, or you can buy contact paper to laminate it yourself.
It’s now ready for a Mother and a good book. Here is one of my favorite books for Mother’s Day. It is called, What Moms Can’t Do by Douglas Wood. It talks about how Moms can’t “make the bed without help” or “Mom’s can’t hear themselves think!” It’s cute, a perfect story for any Mom.
I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and that you and your loved ones enjoy this fun bookmark idea!