As we work through making our home more ‘us’, I’ve accumulated QUITE the collection of wallpaper samples.
They’re too pretty to trash, so I tucked them away in my crafting closet collection to use at a later date. On what? WHO KNOWS…. But they’re there when I need them.
I woke up today and decided it would be the perfect day to curl up with a good book, but because I have a trilogy of children following me around to ask question, I really needed a bookmark.
Aha! I remembered my stash of wacky wallpaper (did I tell you I like color?) and I decided that today was as good of a day as any to make myself a pretty little bookmark. These are super easy to make- a quick craft, and also a sweet gift idea to give with a special book or gift card.
All you need is:
- Wallpaper samples or funky paper
- A hole Punch
- A pencil for marking
- A ruler
- Yarn or craft floss
First thing is first- select your paper. Cut your paper in a rectangle shape, I made my Rectangle 4″ x 6″ Fold your paper in half taking care to make a very precise crease exactly in the middle.
On the inside of the paper, take your glue (I used Aleene’s Craft Glue because it’s my go to stick things together forever choice) and spread a thin layer from corner to corner. I used a paint brush because I had one, but this could be accomplished with your finger just as easily. Fold and press flat.
Meanwhile, Pre cut three Strings about six inches in length. NOW take your craft floss and three fingers, wrap the floss around your fingers approximately twenty times beginning and ending on the same side.
Slip your lowest finger out of the string and carefully tie a tight knot at the very top side away from the beginning and end strings.
Take a second string and tie a tight knot about 1.5 CM down the string bundle. Once you have your tassel shape, use your scissors to cut the bottom ends ‘free’ and trim them up evenly.
Next, use hole punch to punch a small hole in the center of your rectangle.
Use your third string to slip into the hole you’ve just punched. Tie tassel on with a series of knots- I’m no boyscout so I just …. tied unfancy knots.
I decided to round the corners of my bookmark just to make it extra adorable. And Literally: we are done! It’s easy, it’s cute, and it’s reading fashion.
And even better, it matches my book.