These super easy DIY Ribbon Bookmarks are the perfect craft for kids, teens, and adults to make (in bulk!) for quick presents, playdate projects, or back-to-school gifts. Seriously, they can be made in less than 10 minutes. You don’t even need a sewing machine – unless you want to dig it out and use it – then GO for it! If you make them a little on the “bigger side”, a ribbon bookmark can double as an instant headband! Win-win, my friends. You can quickly turn to the saved page in your book AND keep your hair pulled back in a stylish ribbon headband while you read. You are one smart trendsetter.
The step-by-step instructions are so easy. I know, most of you can look at the picture and just start mass producing your ribbon bookmark. However, I’ll give you a few of my tips and resources to make it even MORE simple, friends.
Let’s Do This: Ribbon Bookmark!
- Ribbon – approximately 12″ – 20″, depending on the size you want to make your bookmark. Books come in all different sizes and thicknesses – make a lot of bookmarks, various sizes. **This also depends on the stretchiness of your rubber bands.
- Buttons (FLAT) – This button collection from Amazon is great because there are fun shapes, bright colors, various sizes, and flat. Bam.
- Rubber bands – NOTE: If you’re going to possibly use the ribbon bookmark as a headband, then use rubber bands made for hair. The uncovered rubber ones are so unfriendly getting on and off your head- and just make you angry. If you don’t care about headband usability, colored rubber bands ROCK!
- Needle/Thread – or sewing machine
“Finish” one end of the ribbon by singeing it with a match or lighter OR rub a little glue on it and let it dry. Either way, the end should be sealed so it won’t fray.
Sew the button on the finished end. If you want to hide the knot, push the needle through the FRONT (right) side of the ribbon and set the button on top of the knot. Then, just stitch through the holes. That may seem super obvious, but some people just automatically put the knot on the wrong side. No harm if that’s where you put it – it’s your project my friend.
Wrap the ribbon/button around a book, then place the rubber band AROUND the button, pull it slightly, and figure out where you need it to attach to the OTHER (unfinished) end of the ribbon.
Cut the ribbon to the appropriate length, then “finish” that end (per step 1), and fold it over the rubber band. Stitch.
That’s it. I know. Super easy, quick, and fabulous!
Once you get that first one done, you can whip a DIY Ribbon Bookmark out SO quickly. They are a super simple handmade gift and make great craft projects for kiddos and teens.
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