Mar 13, 2011

Fun stay put bookmarks

I love reading, and I am always losing my book marks. So I am always in need of them. I thought it would be fun to make my own and I came across these really cute ones at Bugaboo, mini mr. & me

Aren't they just the cutest? But I didn't want to use my ribbon, I like to keep that for scrapbooking, and my craft ribbon didn't really work, and I didn't have any cute big buttons, like really, all mine are super small... So I put off making these til I got some big buttons, but then the other day, inspiration came. Why not just use a rosette or pom pom instead of a button. So out came the fabric and the glue gun. 
These were so easy to make. 

First off, I took a long strip of fabric. I just kind of measured it against a normal sized hardback novel. It was about a foot and 1/2 ish. Sorry, I didn't measure. 
Next I glue gunned the edges inside of it as showing in the picture above. The seam is the inside where you don't see it. You could sew it really easily too and make it prettier, but I don't have a sewing machine, and the glue gun was sooo easy! 

I took each end and glued it to the inside, to give it a clean look on the outside. Next I took some hair elastics (I bought the pack at the dollar store) and then looped the fabric around it and glued as shown in the picture above. 

I made a cute rosette and then glued the rosette on the end that doesn't have the elastic. 

Click HERE to see how to make rosettes
Click HERE to see how to make pom poms

Now wrap your book mark around the book, the back part goes on your page you are saving, loop the elastic around the rosette/ pom pom.

{First book is The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, middle book is A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn, and the third book is  Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, all great books in case you were wondering}
I also made two other book marks a red pom pom one and a lighter purple one and gave them to my aunts. 


Anita Boutsis said...

Cutest bookmarks ever! You are so creative!

Ashley said...

So cute! I want one!

Crystal Malay said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful day.

pinon family said...

Super cute!! Love them :)