Monday, 3 March 2014

World Book Day Inspired Book Marks for #docraftsmonday

This Thursday sees the worldwide celebration of everything related to books – authors, illustrators, stories and most importantly, a celebration of reading. My youngest will be going into school dressed as a character from a book (a rabbit onesie to represent the Hare in the Tortoise and the Hare!) and schools everywhere will be marking the occasion by organising a wide range of activities inspired by all things book. Find out more

Plus, it’s also #docraftsmonday again! A time to share your makes with other crafters everywhere in the weekly craft show and tell (scroll down to find out more).

This weekend, the girls and I got creative making bookmarks (click here to see the kid’s makes including a frogie template!). Our household is in a hedgehog themed grip at the moment so here are the ones I made using an assortment of docrafts goodies, including my favorite Bakers Twine…

I designed them so that they are very simple for kids to make. Simply cut a basic hedgehog shape from brown Craft Planet Funky Foam  then use Anita’s Tacky Glue to stick on short lengths of natural Baker’s Twine. Add a black button for a nose and Papermania Gunmetal Adhesive Pearls for eyes. Leave to dry then attach onto a loop of Baker’s Twine and secure onto the bookmark base. You could use the same technique to make pencil toppers and to decorate pencil holders and work books!

Share your World Book Day ideas and add them to #docraftsmonday!

Thank you for looking

Jill x

What is #docraftsmonday?

#docraftsmonday is like a weekly crafty 'show and tell'.

To get involved on Facebook:
On Monday, post a photo on of your recent craft project and add the hashtag #docraftsmonday.
You can see all #docraftsmonday projects by visiting the page and viewing the 'Posts by Others' section, clicking on the #docraftsmonday hashtag, or searching '#docraftsmonday' in the Facebook search box. When you see a #docraftsmonday project you like, make sure you comment or give it a Like!

What is World Book Day? (extract from

“World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 17th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.”

Visit worldbookday.com to find out more!


  1. Love the bookmarks and the way the kids are involved. Great job!

  2. Jill, these are just adorable! I love them!
    Dawn xx

  3. These are just to cute, the bookmarks and the hedgehogs!!! Hugs, Samantha K xx

  4. Saw these on #docraftsmonday. Love the "hedgepodges" (as we used to call them!). Everything looks wonderful!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jill x


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