Guys. When’s the last time you made a bookmark? How come no one talks about bookmarks when they’re so cool? Maybe you’re like me and end up using a receipt or a magazine renewal postcard as a bookmark, or dog ear the page, or maybe you’ve gone completely electronic (I can’t do this. I love paper too much.)
So I get it, not everyone has a use for one of these, but still, they’ll make reading 2.5 times funner and won’t take a lot of your time to DIY. Plus they’re cute. You could even try taking it as a challenge to see what else you can slap tassels on (everything.)
Wrap yarn about 50 times around a piece of cardboard that’s about 3.5 inches wide, then cut off the excess yarn.
Slide a piece of yarn under all the yarn wrapped around the cardboard, then double knot it at the top. Cut all the yarn on the opposite side, then tightly double knot a piece of yarn near the top to make the head of the tassel. Tightly double knot a piece of yarn underneath the previous piece of yarn and cut off all excess yarn and scraggly ends.
Measure and cut out a 4.5×6.5″ piece of cardstock.
Fold the cardstock in half length-wise. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge with a foam brush on the inside of the cardstock, then fold it back and let it dry.
Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark. Double knot the tassel through the hole and cut off the excess yarn.
PS. Any good reads lately? I’ve been slacking reeeaaallly bad on the recreational reading, which is a shame because I love it a lot. Let me know what you’re reading or any recommendations you have.
23 comments on “DIY Chunky Tassel Bookmarks”
What a cute project! I love these!!
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Thank you, Amber!
I just make a few of bookmarks for friends easy and fun thanks
These are adorable and totally make me want to tassle something. Also, unless you want to start preparing for kiddos early, I don’t have any good book recs for you ;)
You know what, I find books about kids fascinating and totally welcome that I’ll need to learn this stuff and might as well start now. Bring it, mama.
Hello, where could I purchase these beautiful cardstocks?
Hi, Karolina! They came in a booklet called “The Gilded Paper Stack” and I’ve seen it both at Michaels and JoAnn.
I am all ready for tassels! It is such a cool project, a must try!
P.s. I am drooling over the last image…it’s Purrfect!!
Thanks for sharing with us Amy!:)
Tassels forever, indeed.
Great DIY – Love it and love the minimal photography as usual! Your blog is truly a gem !
Cant wait to see what you post next :)
Thank you so so much for the encouragement, Kristina!
So cute! What a great project!
Thanks Eden! <3
very nice & creative…:)
Very cute Amy! I love the colors that you choose too.
Wow it was so pretty !
Love, love, love these pretty bookmarks. Going to make some today, Thank you!!!
This is a simple, and very cute project!
I am reading “Beneath A Prairie Moon” by Kim Vogel Sawyer.
What was the total cost of this DIY project?
Hi Amy! i used a matte mod podge and “Recollections” card stock from Michaels. i folded and glued but it came out kind of wavy (like not even flat on the table) what happened? also I would like to know if I can use a gloss or sealer over top of bookmark. I made one and its nice but could be better. Im going to make more! This is my first craft Ive done! I have been wanting to get into crafts for many many years and I finally did! thank you so much!!