How to make: interchangeable tassel bookmark

You love reading? Or you looking for an easy-to-make gift for someone who loves reading? Then this is for you. The interchangeable tassel bookmark. It’s so easy to make and really something special.

 

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Make a few tassels in different colours and you got yourself an interchangeable tassel bookmark. Just change it, so the colour matches the book you’re reading.

 

You need:

  • (faux) leather approx. 10cm x 4,5cm / 4″ x  2″
  • sharp scissors e.g. fabric shears
  • glue e.g. super glue
  • pen
  • ribbon (I just used one of these shiny ribbons you cut out of new tops, if you won’t hang them up)
  • paper clip (I recommend the giant ones)

 

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1 – Cut a rectangular piece of (faux) leather approx. 10 cm x 4,5 cm /  4″ x  2″.

2 – Draw a line lengthwise on the back of the rectangle, 1cm / ½″ away from the edge (see red line).

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3 – Cut thin strips of approx 0,5 cm / 1/5″ width, always stopping at the red line.

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4 – Apply glue above the red line. Take the first strip and put it into a loop. Then start to tightly roll the fringe.

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5 – Once you’ve reached the end of the fringe, make sure there is enough glue to seal the tassel.

6 – Glue a piece of ribbon around the tassel, just above the fringe.

7 – Slide the tassel onto the paper clip. Done is your tassel bookmark. Make another tassel to get an interchangeable tassel bookmark.

 

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What book are you reading and what colour for the tassel will it be? Share your thoughts with us.

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