Give out these festive book marks instead of store bought cards. You can personalize them and many them unique for each recipient. Just a few simple supplies are needed to create these beautiful and practical gifts.
Heavy art paper or cardstock - our example features watercolor art so we used 140lb watercolor paper, if you need to use lighter paper to fit your chosen medium, you can use cardstock to reinforce your book marks.
Pony Beads and ribbon - we use pony beads because of the great color selection and simple shape, the holes are large so you will need ribbon thick enough to make knots large enough to hold the pony beads, or you can use multiple strands or double knots
Graphite pencil & kneaded eraser
Scissors & Ruler
Single hole punch
Miscellaneous supplies for decorating book marks
INSTRUCTIONS Start by outlining your bookmark shapes, they can be hearts, circles, stars or rainbows like our example. Then decorate your bookmarks with special handwritten messages and art. You just don't want to use bulky materials on your bookmarks.
After decorating your bookmarks, cut them out and punch holes at the top to string the cord and beads.
Cut 10" of cord and thread the cord through the hole, double it up and string the beads through both strands, then tie a knot on the end (you can double knot if you like), trim the excess if you like.
Having a Valentine's Day party? Use your bookmarks to create a decorative garland to display your bookmarks and cards before giving them away.
If you are inspired to try watercolors, check out this great beginner watercolor tutorial featuring rainbows and hearts.
We'd love to see what you made - please share your pics or tag us and share on social media @ponybeadstore #madewithponybeads #ponybeadstore