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DIY Ribbon Bookmark

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This DIY Ribbon Bookmark is a fabulous gift that won’t break the bank. Plus, this is one of those DIY crafts that’s perfect for those of us that don’t consider ourselves crafty people!

This DIY Ribbon Bookmark is a fabulous gift that won't break the bank. Plus, this is one of those DIY crafts that's perfect for those of us that don't consider ourselves crafty people!

The most time consuming part of this project was picking out which beads to use.  Hobby Lobby has some great sales and I shopped for these when their beads were 50% off.  These items are also available at most craft stores so don’t worry if you don’t have a Hobby Lobby in your area.

I used Hobby Lobby’s weekly 40% off coupon on the ribbon making it $2.39.  The beads were $.74 each after the 50% off sale.  To save even more, look for packages that have more than one bead.  In all, these bookmarks cost around $1 each!

This DIY Ribbon Bookmark is a fabulous gift that won't break the bank. Plus, this is one of those DIY crafts that's perfect for those of us that don't consider ourselves crafty people!

I chose ribbon that had a thicker edge so that it wouldn’t unravel.

Cut your ribbon 30-35 inches long for each bookmark.  Simply thread the ribbon through the bead.

This DIY Ribbon Bookmark is a fabulous gift that won't break the bank. Plus, this is one of those DIY crafts that's perfect for those of us that don't consider ourselves crafty people!

Tie a knot close to the end of the ribbon. It definitely looks a lot better if you don’t tie the knot at the very end.  And there you have it, a beautiful bookmark that your book worms will love!


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6 Comments

  1. Thrifty T
    Thrifty T10-21-2011

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it too!

  2. Candy
    Candy10-21-2011

    Wow! Beautiful! What a great idea! Thanks!

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    • Elena
      Elena02-08-2016

      Love this idea! Thank you so much! Just a question though….30-35″ cut for the ribbon? Is the bookmark supposed to go around the book?

      • Tshanina Peterson
        Tshanina Peterson02-11-2016

        Hi Elena! No, it’s not meant to go around the book. Cutting it this length makes both the knot and pendant hang over the top and bottom of a large book.You’re more than welcome to cut it shorter if you’d like.

        Thanks for stopping by!

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