Today I'm sharing a "How-To" for Vintage Bookmarks
I bought this old Castilian Spanish Dictionary for about $1.50 at a flea market in Budapest.
As you can see, the binding was falling apart.
I don't know Castilian, but I liked the yellowed pages and the small pictures on many of the pages.
I pondered what to do with this book.
Then I remembered that several months ago, I bought a laminator at Costco. It was less than $20 with a supply of pocket sheets, and I couldn't resist buying it even though I wasn't sure how I'd use it. But this old dictionary gave me an idea.
Tip: I think you could make this craft without a laminator by using clear contact paper or laminating pockets that don't require a machine.
I cut the pages close to the binding.
Using my paper cutter, I cut off frayed edges...
Then I folded the page along the middle line of each page.
And evened up the sides on the paper cutter.
I put four of them on a laminate page, using a ruler to try to get them approximately even.
Then I laminated the page
And I cut the bookmarks about 1/8 inch from the edges.
I like the look of the yellowed pages.
So how can I use the rest of this thick book? Any ideas?
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