Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day fun: Ribbon Bookmark Tutorial

Since Atlanta  received 4" of snow , the city is completely shut down. And I had a wonderful  two days off work. I took the time today to work on a few projects I've been meaning to finish for the blog!

I finally got around to writing the tutorial for one of my Christmas crafts. And made a few for Mom's friends while I was at it.

My momma, she loves to read. In fact, I'd say that's her primary hobby now that she's retired- reading.

And being retired and on her own schedule, she frequently "rests her eyes" while reading.

For a stocking stuffer, I made this bookmark I saw on

It was super easy! And I think it turned out very cute!
Here's the tutorial:

You will need:
Ribbon- cut at approximately 16" for a paperback book
Here's how to measure:

One ponytail holder
One large flat button
thread to match your ribbon

1. Take the ribbon and  singe the ends with a lighter.

2. Lay the ribbon face down on your table. Place the pony holder at one end, and fold the ribbon over. It will look like this:

3. Sew  to enclose the pony holder.

4. Flip the ribbon pretty side up. Take your button and sew it on  3-3.5" from the end of the  non-pony end. Figure this out by testing the fit on your book. Be sure to sew your button on really well, it's going to have some tension on it.

5. To use, Place the ribbon inside the book. Loop the elastic over the button to secure.

I think this is a great bookmark because it is SO hard for it to come out. So even if you put your book down and it gets say, knocked off the table by the cat, you won't lose your place!

I'm linking up to these great parties this week, so be sure to hop over and see all the fun projects!


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  1. cute Idea! This is a good idea, I'm always dealing with my book marks sliding out. lol

  2. What a great idea! I totally missed that on Mary Janes and Galoshes blog. It looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I really like this idea!! I love how snug it stays on the book...you don't have to worry about it coming out at all! Plus...it looks super cute!! :)

    Thank you so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! I really appreciate it!!

  4. i love this! i'm a huge reader. i don't however love your snow, hahah!! love from sunny az! ;)

  5. Allison and Christina- thanks, as always, for hosting awesome parties! Lolly and Dominique- glad I could show a great idea. My mom loves hers! Please be sure to give credit to MJ&G, since she inspired me!


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