The word “bookmark” just doesn’t do these beautiful ribbons justice. After seeing them in Country Living, I went to the credited blog, Everyday Beauty, to buy one. But they were sold out. So I just had to make them myself. After going to 3 different craft stores (with a very tired toddler) I was told I wouldn’t find velvet ribbon anywhere in my town. So Amazon got my ribbon business. I also had a heck of a time finding ribbon clamps. I finally found the last package of clamps at Michael’s in the clearance section. But when I got home and tried clamping them they were too firm. Since I have hot glue master status, I got out my glue gun and stuck those clamps right on the ribbon. (And then logged into Amazon and ordered different clamps so I can make a few more.) The trinkets I had collected over time from the clearance section at Michael’s and I also used some old costume jewelry that was passed down to me from my grandmother. Here’s a quick do-it-yourself tutorial.
What You Do:
Cut the ribbon into 9in lengths. Attach the ribbon clamp to the ribbon with the flat nosed jewelry clamp (or hot glue). Attach the charms and trinkets to the ribbon clamp with needle nose pliers. Add jump rings to separate the charms. Voila. Beautiful, Charming Bookmark.I made these two for Mother’s Day presents. Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Mothers out there!