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{Grandparent’s Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

August 20, 2013

Grandparents Day is coming soon, celebrate the day with a homemade gift. Create a ribbon bookmark with beaded charms and finish with Mini Bowdabra Bow. Make a fancy ribbon bookmark for Nana with lots of beads and charms and create a simple ribbon bookmark for Grandpa.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make the bookmark.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

2. Attach the clasp to the ribbon and add beads and charms.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

3. Dovetail the other end of the ribbon.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

4. To make the bow for the bookmark place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

5. Dovetail the end of the 3/8″ wide ribbon and place it into the Mini Bowdabra at the 1″ mark.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

6. Fold and press the ribbon at the 1″ mark to make your first loop.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

7. Make a matching loop on the other side.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

8. Fold two more loops at the 1″ mark and cut the ribbon and dovetail the end.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

9. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. Thread the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

10. Pull the wire tightly.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

11. Bring the wire around to the back of the bow and knot.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

12. Thread a bead onto the wire and trim away excess wire.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

13. Glue the bow to the ribbon bookmark.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

 

14. Give the bookmark and a book as a gift for Grandparent’s Day.

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

{Grandparent's Day Gift} Ribbon Bookmark with Beaded Charms

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