Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quick Gift Idea

Need some gifts in a hurry?  Make some bookmarks out of flat pendants, ribbon, and beads.

I found the flat pendants in the clearance section at Michaels (75% off of the previous markdown price), so I got two pendants for less than a dollar. Even the ribbon (1/8 inch wide) was on sale.

Begin by removing the ring at the top of the pendant.

Cut the ribbon into 12 - 14 inch lengths and fold in half. (I used two different ribbons.) Carefully insert the folded ribbon through the hole in the pendent. I preferred threading it from back to front, but you may decide to go front to back. Insert the tails of the ribbon through the loop, you created.

Tighten the ribbon and adjust, if necessary.

Now you will need some beads or charms. I had some remaining from the stitch markers I made last year. Make sure the beads have large holes to allow the ribbon to be threaded through them. I found a small tapestry needle handy for coaxing the thread through.

Tie a knot at both ends of the bead. Remember this is a bookmark, so make sure you don't tie the beads too close to the pendant.

I also tied a knot near the end of the ribbon.

These eight bookmarks cost a total of $8.58 or $1.07 each. If I had purchased the materials at full price, I would have spent $22.98 or $2.87 each.


  1. Nancy...
    Great idea..and these are really cute :))
    I think I may can handle this..LOL

    Have a great rest of the week..
    Hugs :))

  2. I love this idea...may I use it too?


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