I saw the idea for these bookmarks online at Pink and Green Mama and Creative Family Moments. I saw it again in Family Fun magazine, April 2012 issue, it was like a sign that I needed to make them. For a gift, I thought it would be fun for his teacher to have this bookmark to remember him and also, we attached a gift card for Barnes and Noble. Who wants a bookmark without a book?
While I was at Barnes and Noble, I checked out their bookmarks, which were upwards of $5 each! This bookmark cost me 19 cents to make (cost of 1 hour print). I plan on making a lot more of these for my kids for their own use, and maybe even for Father's Day, who wouldn't love to receive a unique homemade photo bookmark?
Here are some step by step instructions, in case you want to make your own. Don't skip the tassles, I think they make the bookmark!
Take a photo of your child in a pose like they are hanging on- the morning I did this, my son was less than cooperative, so I didn't get a great pose:
3) Tie the ends of the long floss together in a double or triple know. Trim the ends off.
4) For the wrapped floss, cut through the top of the loop. Once you remove the notecard, trim the ends of the top of the tassle, so they are even.
6) Punch a hole in the top of the laminated bookmark. Pull the end of the floss loop through the hole.
7) Take the top of the tassle and thread it through the floss loop. Pull tight and now your tassle is attached and your bookmark is complete!
Have fun hanging around all summer, reading!
Peek-a-boo, I can still see you!
Hooray for wonderful teachers!