Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ribbon Bookmarks

The Christmas season will be here before you know it. Dad always says on the Fourth of July, " Before you know it, it will be Christmas Eve!" He is right! I start thinking about Christmas gifts in January after the previous Christmas season is over.

In the newspaper the other week, there was an article about this woman who collected vintage buttons. One thing she did with these buttons was make them into bookmarkers by sewing a button onto a length of ribbon. They looked really cute! All you do is find a piece of ribbon that is long enough to stay in a book, apply Fray Check® to both ends, and sew on a coordinating button (vintage or new). This craft is easy enough for children to make with a little assistance. Children could give them as Christmas gifts or you could slip one in a book that you are giving as a gift. I am sure that they also look nice in your own books!

Maddie and Bekah making bookmarkers

The finished product

5 comments:

Kristin said...

We have one in Betsy-Tacy and the other in Felicity! How telling of Maddie's interests right now...

Kati said...

So cute...and fun too! (One can always use another book marker!)

Cheryl said...

Oops...previous comment was mine! Two active bloggers sharing a computer can create confusion! ;-)

Sarah said...

very cute, Kati!

SchneiderPeeps said...

very cute! My son made some of these a few years ago and we hot glued the buttons on. Sewing woulg definitely make them stay on longer.

Thanks for linking up to Handmade Christmas 2012 (http://www.schneiderpeeps.com/2012/10/craft-gifts-children-can-make-finger.html)