DIY Cat Bookmark Tutorial from One Artsy Mama. Since you are using soft wire this should be quite easy to bend and hammer depending on the look you want. Also, you can make a smaller version for a necklace. For one of the best DIY Wire archives go.
Wrap some baker's twine or other string around a wooden block to create a graphic textured stamp. -can also use rubber bands- Stamp on inside of paper bags from grocery store or paper that comes in mailed packages, use as wrapping paper.