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How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

Making a tassel and beaded bookmark is a super easy project that’s perfect for this time of year. School may be coming to an end, but these fun, creative bookmarks can be used as teacher gifts, gift toppers for your favorite grad, or make them for your summer reading.

Today I’m here to show you how to make a tassel and beaded bookmark. They’re a super easy project that’s perfect for this time of year!

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

DIY Bookmarks

Hi Kenarry readers, it’s Lori from Greco Design Company and the school year may be coming to an end, but these fun, creative bookmarks can be used as teacher gifts, gift toppers for your favorite grad, or make them for your summer reading.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

Tassels are everywhere – necklaces, sandals, purses, key chains, pillows, curtains, napkin rings and even made into banners. So these bookmarks are right on trend, pretty, and useful.

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Bookmark Supplies

First, you’ll need the following supplies:

Instructions:

Here’s how to make these super easy and adorable DIY tassel and beaded bookmarks.

1.) Cut The Hemp Cord

Cut your hemp cord to about 12″. This is the cord that will hold the all the pieces together.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

2.) Loop the Cord Through A Paperclip

Fold your cord in half and loop the folded end through the top of the paper clip. Be sure the paper clip clamps are on the bottom so they can hold onto the book pages. Tuck the ends of the cord through the loop and pull until it’s tight.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

3.) Thread The Beads

Next, thread the beads through the hemp cord as you’d like them. I used 3-5 beads per bookmark.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

4.) Tie Embrodery Thread to the Bookmark

Take your embroidery thread and simply slide the wrapper off. They’re already wrapped in a 6″ loop so just place the middle of the threads between the two pieces of hemp cord.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

5.) Trim leftover Cord

Tie the ends of the hemp cord tightly around the center of the threads. You can use more than 1 package of the thread if you want your tassel to be more full. Trim the leftover hemp cord.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

6.) Tie The Tassel Again

Fold the two ends of the embroidery thread down over the hemp knot and tie another piece of hemp cord around the folded thread – about 1/2″ down. Tie 2 knots and trim off any excess hemp cord. This gives a nice ball shape at the top of the thread and just under the beads.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

7.) Decorate the Bookmark

To hide the hemp cord, I used the metallic string. Wrap the metallic string around the white hemp cord until you cover it completely. I tied the end of my metallic string to the beginning piece of string. Trim off any excess string.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

8.) Cut the Embroidery Thread

Now you have your tassel almost done. You’ll need to cut the folded ends of the thread with sharp scissors. Trim the ends of your tassel so it’s neat and even.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

Now you have a fun beaded tassel bookmark! Use different colored threads and beads to change up the look.

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

Bookmarks Make Great DIY Gifts

These sweet bookmarks make great gifts and can be used all year round. Or they’re a great DIY project you can do with your kids. Who knows, they might even end up reading more!

How to Make a Tassel and Beaded Bookmark

And they really make great, durable and pretty bookmarks.

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