Have you hit a summer crafting slump? I have a solution for ya – make a felt flower bookmark! And it’s a perfect project to get the kiddos re-excited about their summer reading lists 😉
I really love how this came out!
Felt is so forgiving and fun to work with – my girls love making felt flowers (they’re 8 and 10 years old – you might need to help a little with the hot glue). So it’s a fun project to do with kiddos if you want. I’ve been making felt and fabric flowers for years, but they were hooked when we made a bunch of broaches for mother’s day via the post at Eighteen 25 – –
And so we’ve loved making lots of felt flower projects. Today I’m going to show you a quick bookmark idea, since the kiddos need to mark all those books they’re reading for summer reading programs 🙂
You’ll need: felt, hot glue, elastic, and buttons.
To make the flowers, cut a circle (you’re not aiming for perfection) and then cut a spiral into it. You can also use a strip of felt instead if you like a clean-lines look on your flower.
Then from the outside-in, start rolling up the spiral strip. When you get to the end just use the center of the spiral to cover the bottom of the roll. You just use a generous amount of hot glue to secure it.
Then you’ll use hot glue to attach several flowers to a piece of felt. Then take that and glue it onto a piece of elastic that has been glued into a circle (I wish I could find my cute elastic for this, but oh well, plain works too!). Then glue another piece of felt on to cover the elastic seam.
I have a quick video for ya showing you the steps:
It’ll look like this – then pull off all those hot glue strings 😉
That’s all there is to it! just use it wrapped around your favorite book, cute flowers on display right on the front:
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