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When it comes to DIY bookmarks, the sky’s the limit. Whether you don’t mind making a run to the nearest supply store or you just want to use up the material lying about in your house, you are sure to find an idea that’ll fit your requirements.
Things you’ll need: – Decorative ribbon – Decorative buttons – Elastic bands – A pair of scissors – Needle and thread or sewing machine Method: 1. To make this ribbon bookmarks DIY, start by cutting the ribbon into an 18-19 inch strip for a book for an average thikness. 2. Fold one end of the ribbon around ¼ inch and fold it over another ¼ inch and stitch it using the sewing machine or by hand. 3. Add the elastic tie on the other side of the ribbon before folding and stitching it. 4. Attach the button on the other side of the ribbon. 5. Use this bookmark by wrapping it around the book and secure it by pulling the elastic up and around the button.
1. Elastic Ribbon Bookmark
Things you’ll need: – A square piece of paper( preferably of a 6 by 6 inch) – Colours – Decorative items of your choice. Method: 1. Fold the square into half in a triangle. 2. Fold the left and right corners inward at the centrefold. 3. Fold the square in half again. 4. Fold the right and left ends downward at the middle point. 5. Open up on the bottom and tuck the right and left ends into the opening. 6. Jazz up your bookmark with colours and decorative items of your choice.
2. Corner Bookmarks
Things you’ll need: – Yarn – Scissors Method: 1. Wrap yarn around your fingers about 100 times. Use two or three fingers according to the size of pom-pom you want. 2. Remove the bundle of loops of yarn from your fingers carefully. 3. Cut a long length of yarn and tie its one end tightly around the middle of the yarn loops. The loose end will be the marker portion. 4. Cut the loops of yarn and then trim and shape the pom-pom.
3. Yarn Pom-Pom Bookmarks
Things you’ll need: – Paper clips – Buttons – Hot glue gun – Felt Method: 1. Stick the button to the top of the paper clip with the help of glue. 2. Cut a small piece of felt to go on top of the glue for a smooth finish. 3. Make sure to stick it to the side which is not used to clip the paper.
4. Paper Clip & Button Bookmarks
Things you’ll need: – Popsicle stick – Tape – Acrylic paint Method: 1. Paint and decorate two popsicle sticks. 2. Stack them with the undecorated side facing inward and tape them together at the top. Leave about one cm of space at the top. 3. Use this bookmark by placing the page in between the two sticks.
5. Popsicle Stick Bookmark
Things you’ll need: – Card stock – A pair of scissors – Marker or pen in your choice of colour – Hole puncher – Ribbon Method: 1. Cut the cardstock in your choice of measurement. 2. Write your favourite quote on it. 3. You can use colours and sequences to add more pizzaz to your bookmark. 4. Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark. 5. Insert the ribbon in the hole and double knot it.
6. Favourite Quote Bookmark
Things you’ll need: – Yarn – A pair of scissors – Cardboard – Cardstock – Hole puncher Method: 1. Wrap the yarn about 80 times around the piece of cardboard, which is about 3 inches wide. 2. Slide a piece of yarn on one side of the yarn wrapped around the cardboard and double knot it. 3. Cut all the yarn on the opposite side. 4. Make the head of the tassel by tying another piece of yarn near the top. 5. Trim the end of the tassel. 6. Cut the piece of the card stock and punch the hole at the top of it. 7. Insert the yarn through the hole and double knot it and cut the excess yarn.
7. Tassels Bookmark
Materials needed: – Cardstock – Magnetic strips – Scissors – Glue – Washi tape Method: 1. Cut a piece of cardstock and fold it in half. 2. Decorate it with washi tape. You can use other decorative materials to give it a personal touch. 3. Cut the magnetic strips to the size and glue one on each side of the cardstock.
8. Magnetic Bookmarks
Things you’ll need: – Leather – Scissors – Leather punch – Rivets – Hammer Method: 1. Cut out the leather to your desired size of bookmark. 2. Cut another small section for the top flap. 3. Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark and each side of the top flap. 4. Fold the flap over the bookmark. 5. Line up the holes and put the rivet in place and hammer it lightly.
9. Leather Bookmarks
Things you’ll need: – Fabric – A pair of scissors – Sewing machine – Ribbon Method: 1. Cut two pieces of fabric into whatever measurement you want your bookmark to be. 2. Put fabrics together and stitch the edges, leaving the opening at the top for the ribbon. 3. Insert the ribbon into the opening and stitch the top of the bookmark.
10. Fabric Bookmarks
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