These DIY Easy Ribbon Bookmarks were such fun to make, I may have gotten a little carried away. This is one of those projects everyone will be glad you did because they all want one!
Welcome to only the second post in our Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. We are all having such fun making things we have saved on Pinterest. I found this Pin a very long time ago and am loving making them for my family! These Grilled Cheese Fries were my first Pinterest Challenge project.
Quite a few of these Ribbon Bookmarks have already been made in my craft room. Both of my daughters and my granddaughter immediately fell in love with them. Guess what everyone will be seeing in their Christmas stockings and gift bags in the foreseeable future?
Supplies for making Ribbon Bookmarks
Optional: Other options instead of ponytail holders include potholder loop and loom loops or rubber bands.
The Dollar Tree is a good place to find ponytail holders.
Grosgain ribbon holds up best due to it’s thickness. I tested Dollar store ribbon and cannot recommend it for this project as it just isn’t sturdy enough.
Cutting the ribbon
Books come in a multitude of sizes therefore there is no standard size for Ribbon Bookmarks. If you are making them for yourself, you can measure your ribbon to your books prior to cutting. If you are giving them as gifts, I recommend giving several in differing sizes.
Fold one end of the ribbon over just slightly. Smooth the edge down with your finger.
Then place the ponytail holder under the fold and fold again. Notice the double fold in photo above.
Pull the ponytail holder up toward the tip end as shown.
Stitch beneath the ponytail holder. Hand stitching only takes a couple of minutes. Be sure to loop the thread around both ends which I find makes the ponytail holder more secure when stretched onto a book.
Fold over the other end of the ribbon to match the width of your button. This will allow you to sew your button onto a double thickness of ribbon for more durability.
You are done! I told you it was easy! It is only a matter of sewing a ponytail holder on one end and a button on the other of a pretty piece of ribbon! Super easy and extremely affordable ribbon bookmarks!
Before you know it you will have made dozens of Ribbon Bookmarks using so many different colors and patterns of ribbon and buttons.
My Button Tip
Thrift store and yard sale clothing is a fabulous source for buttons. One of my favorite thrift stores marked all clothing down to .50¢ and I had a blast picking out items with lots of buttons on them like the men’s pajama top above!
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