I love to read, and so does my son. I don't like to dog ear pages but always end up either doing so or tearing off a random piece of paper. So awhile ago, I decided to upcycle some bookmarks. The container to keep them contained was upcycled as well out of a macaroni and cheese container. See Exhibit A:
Tonight I got tired of seeing them all scattered and looking like crap on my table. So I took the back of a legal pad, some paper, glue, and another macaroni and cheese container. Now it looks like two books, and I think it looks spiffy. Exhibit B:
Unfortunately, I am a pack rat and I hate throwing stuff away. That especially goes for cardboard, etc. That's why I like to upcycle and recycle stuff. My favorite bookmark right now is from a Celestial Seasonings box. It's wonderful, colorful, and fits the pages perfectly. Almost all of those bookmarks in the container are upcycled.