Make your mark ~ DIY pom-pom bookmark tutorial

pom pom bookmarks what you will need - scissors card wool thread washi tape

Recently I’ve been reading a few books at once and have been finding it hard to keep track of where I am up to in each book. I used to have loads of bookmarks when I was a kid, but somehow, I’ve lost them all, and am now relying on folded corners, library receipts and clothes labels to mark my place in the books. Although I like having Geri Halliwell in a bikini peeking out of my current read, I feel like there must be a nicer way to keep track of where I’m up to, so I’ve decided to make some pretty pom-pom bookmarks and share the tutorial with you.

You’ll need: Any wool or thick threads to make your pom-poms, card, double-sided tape, scissors and anything pretty to decorate the card.

  1. Wind the wool around your hand until you have a big, thick bunch of wool, then wrap the end around the middle and tie off, leaving a long piece at the end.
  2. Cut through the loops of wool and fluff it out into a pom-pom. Trim to a nice round shape!
  3. Cut the card into a thin rectangle, approximately the length of your book, and cut two pieces for each bookmark.
  4. Put double-sided tape on one side of the card, stick down the loose end of your wool so that the pom-pom sits at the top of the card, then add the second piece card on top to seal.
  5. Decorate your bookmark in any way that you like – I’ve used masking sticker strips from Wholeport and Washi tape, but you could use stamps to decorate it, cover with patterned paper or add an inspirational quote, such as Dr Seuss: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go…” or Walt Disney “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”.
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  2. Thanks very much Kerry, I’m so pleased you like the Pom-poms, I got the idea from Pinterest too! 😀 you’re right, they’d make nice stocking fillers, great idea! x

  3. oh CUTIE-PA-TOO-TIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are so going on my ‘make for xmas list’ they are fab! thanks so much for entering the PinAddicts challenge too! Kerry x

  4. You cannot beat a good pompom! I’ve never seen it done with hands before though 🙂

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