Hi everyone! I wanted to show you a few easy DIY bookmarks that I made this year to give as presents. I originally saw this idea at Andrea Singarella’s blog way back in Jan and then rather surprisingly, my Michael’s had a demonstration on how to make them recently!
DIY Bookmark Tutorial
Below are the supplies you need to make the bookmarks.
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What you need to make the ones I show are:
- ribbon clamps
- jump rings (all found in the jewelry making section of craft stores)
- various widths of ribbon to fit the ribbon clamps (velvet ribbon looks very elegant)
- charms or vintage jewelry to add to the ends. You use those straight connector pins if you want to add some beads to the ends but I decided not to do that for these.
- needle nose or flat nose pliers
They’re really easy to make and not expensive but they look expensive! I think they’re a nice present to give to anyone that you know is a bookworm.
Step 1. You measure how long you want your bookmark to be. I made my daughter’s (the blue ribbon with the cross) 8 inches.
Step 2. Place one end of the ribbon between the ribbon clamp and close clamp (I used some needle nose pliers). Repeat on the other end.
Step 3. Add the jump ring (use your pliers) and your charms to both ends. That it! Aren’t they pretty!
These DIY Bookmarks were so easy to make! Really the hardest thing is deciding on the ribbon and jewelry! I love things that are pretty yet practical.
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