February Bookmark Project

Photo | Jaree Donnelly This is the perfect craft for February, which is National Library Lover’s Month.

Photo | Jaree Donnelly
This is the perfect craft for February, which is National Library Lover’s Month.

Happy February! This month’s art project is a simple one, but really cute for those of us that still like to curl up with a good book on a cold winter’s day. And a great way to use extra ribbon and buttons.

You’ll need:

  • Ribbon
  • Large button
  • Hair elastic
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure (optional)

First, you will cut your ribbon to fit your book. For an average book, around 17 inches will work, with the finished bookmark approximately 14 inches. Fold one end of your ribbon over the hair elastic and sew it down. If the edge of your ribbon is fraying, be sure to tuck the cut edge under first (or use a little glue).

At the other end, fold the edge of the ribbon under and sew it down. And then securely sew your button on top of the ribbon at the end.

Now you can wrap the ribbon around your book, stretch the elastic over the button, and you will have a bookmark that won’t slip off!

For photos and step-by-step guidance, check out our post on Facebook @ ArtsontheGreen. We also have an example at the Arts Barn, so come on by!

– Jaree Donnelly
Art Education Coordinator, City of Gaithersburg Arts Barn

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