It is amazing how we can get lost in a book. One sunny day I was curled up on the couch engrossed in an adventure book that was set deep in the woods in the dead of winter. My reading was interupted by a phone call (back when there was an actual phone on the dining room wall) and I remember being shocked at the sunshine and the fact there wasn’t snow on the ground. I admit I’ve read past bedtime many times because I want to read “just one more page.”
You can never have too many bookmarks and this one was really fun to make. I got my inspiration from a tattoo I saw. I used felt pens to color the flowers on the moon sliver. I love whimsy and figured she would have to find some way to read her book, so it dangles from the top!
I added the leaf garlands to make it easy to determine the cutting lines after printing it out.
“CLICK AND PRINT” to make this bookmark.
Step One: Print out on cardstock.
Step Two: Cut out each image. HINT: I didn’t round the top edge until I had the pieces attached to each other with the cord.
Step Three: With both pieces stacked together, use a tiny punch (or needle) make holes all around the outside edge and bottom.
Step Four: Using an embroidery needle, attach the pieces with cord (I used metallic gold 2 strand cord) . Make sure you make a good knot at the beginning and the end. I used a square knot which holds the knot very securely. A square knot is “right over left and left over right.”
Step Five: If you wish, use scissors to round the edge of the bookmark using the round of the moon as your guide.