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.
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!