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DIY Photo Bookmarks
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Kids

DIY PHOTO BOOKMARKS MATERIALS:

  • Vertical printed photographs
  • Laminator
  • Laminating pouches
  • Yarn in desired colors or existing tassels
  • Hemp cord in desired colors or existing tassels
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

OPTIONAL:

  • Packing tape
  • Photo paper

DIY PHOTO BOOKMARKS INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Print out desired photos. PRO-TIP: You can use photo paper, but the lamination makes regular printer paper look polished and vibrant just like photo paper.
  2. Cut around the subject of the photo pretty closely, but not exact so that there is a bit of a border using a pair of scissors.
  3. Laminate the photograph. If making multiple bookmarks, place several trimmed photos in the pouch and feed through the machine according to instructions. PRO-TIP: If you don’t have a laminator, you can place packing tape on both sides of the photograph to seal it instead.
  4. Cut away the excess laminate to the shape of the photo with about 1/8” border of around.
  5. Punch a hole at the top of your bookmark.

TO CREATE THE TASSEL:

  1. Take the yarn of your choice and wrap it around the four fingers of your non-dominant hand until you have a nice thick amount for a tassel. Cut one end of the wrap.
  2. Place a strand of hemp cord in the fold of the yarn as the tie, knot in place.
  3. Wrap around the yarn about a 1” down from the fold with hemp cord to secure the yarn into a tassel.
  4. Trim the loose bottom pieces of yarn straight with scissors to finish.

TO FINISH THE BOOKMARK:

  1. Attach the tassel to the bookmark by feeding the hemp tassel tie through the hole of the bookmark, knot to secure and enjoy!

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