pom pom bookmark
Helllllo everyone! Happy tuesday! I hope everyone is still going strong on their New Years Resolutions!
One of the resolutions that I set for myself is to read at least 1 book per month. So far, I’ve hit my goal for January! I read You by Caroline Kepnes and it did not disappoint! I’m a sucker for a murder mystery/suspense novel so this was right up my alley. I’m waiting on the hubs to read it and then we are going to watch the TV series that is now on Netflix.
Anyhow - with that in mind, I wanted to make a cute bookmark! I think I am going to revamp it soon with a different tassel, but for now this is a bright little addition to my books.
My favorite book that I read in 2018 was Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I’ve read some positive and negative reviews of this book, but to me it was very inspirational and really got me motivation to be a better me! I decided to include that title on my bookmark to inspire in me in 2019 to keep growing and improving.
In order to make this project, I did use my Cricut. HOWEVER, you can just as easily use scissors and a hole punch for the main bookmark and handletter a quote! I will include both sets of directions for you here - but it is pretty easy!
Step One: First, you will want to create your Cricut Design Space file if you using your Cricut. I inserted a square shape, and then elongated it to be approx 6” x 1.5” rectangle. Then, you will insert a circle shape, and size it down to be about the size of a hole punch and place it at the top-center of the rectangle. Then attach the two shapes together using the Attach function.
Step Two: Load your cardstock (I used a fun Pink color!) into your Cricut machine using the standard-grip mat, and cut using the Cardstock setting.
Note: If you do not have a Cricut, you can just cut out a rectangle that is about 6” x 1.5” and then use a hole punch to create your hole at the top!
Step Three: Once the bookmark shape is cut out, you will then want to create your text file for whatever quote you want to include. I added text in the Sugar & Spice font from dafont and then messed with the letter spacing to make sure that the letters connected and looked pretty :) You can see my tutorial here on how to add fonts to Cricut Design Space from dafont.
Note: Once you get letters to connect in a “cursive” style font, you then need to select the whole word and click the Weld function so that the Cricut knows to cut it all as one word instead of individual letters
If you don’t have a Cricut - don’t worry! Add some of your own hand lettering or just jazz it up with some wash tape / stickers!
Step Four: Once your words are ready, you can go ahead and cut these out using your Vinyl. You can set your machine to Vinyl, load it on the standard grip mat, and get cutting!
Step Five: Now that your words are cut out, you need to weed out all of the excess material. Use your fingers and your weeding tool to get all of the excess vinyl away from the words.
Step Six: Your words are now lookin’ fine - so grab your transfer tape, stick it over the vinyl words, rub rub rub, then peel back the transfer tap and your words should now be stuck onto the transfer tap!
Step Seven: Now center this on your bookmark (I just eyeballed it, but my Mom swears by a centering ruler) and press down - rub rub rub again - and peel back your transfer tape. The vinyl words should be showing on your bookmark now! Do this very slowly, and if the words are starting to peel up with the transfer tape, gently place it back down and rub some more.
Step Eight: Now add your pom pom (I know I already had added it in the photo above - oops!) Check out my tutorial here to make your own pom pom using a pom pom maker and yarn OR buy pom moms at the store, and then get creative with how you attach it! I threaded some extra pink yarn through the pom pom (using my fingers) and braided that yarn. Then I just tied it through the hole at the top of the bookmark. I may replace this what a fun embroider floss tassel in the near future, though!
And you are done! Yay! Such a fun addition to your latest read. If I create a new one, I will post it for y’all!
As always, tag me in your creations @confettifridays on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook! Cheers & happy crafting!