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DIY Bookmarks

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DIY Bookmarks


What could clothing tags, ribbon and paper all have in common?  Well, you're about to find out. If you guessed bookmarks you get an A on your test today.   Hi, it's Andrea, you are in for an exciting time with May Arts, Little Yellow Bicycle, and Me.  Let's get started!



Can I just tell you how absolutely gorgeous these ribbons are from May Arts?  Unfortunately I'm not a professional photographer so these pictures do not give the ribbon proper justice.  When I got the ribbon in the mail, opening the box was like walking into a candy store.  Mmmm, Mmmm!  All of them are so fun, but I think my favorite of these would have to be MN41; orange, pink, turquoise and yellow checks combined made my heart skip a beat. 



 Yes, old clothing tags make great book marks!  Not only do you get great book marks by embellishing them, you are going green and being Eco-friendly. (You can also use cereal boxes, etc.)  With the help of The Little Yellow Bicycle's Elizabeth Park Collection  (EP102-Bloom Bands/ Lattice paper, EP185 Epoxy stickers, the 6×6 decorative edge paper) and luscious May Arts ribbon, the bookmarks turned out great!



 The directions for are very simple:

  • Choose which adhesive best suits you
  • Cut your paper and embellishments
  • Apply it to the clothing tag
  • Place your paper and embellishments
  •  Use your favorite hole punch
  •  Laminate with clear self laminate
  • Re-punch your hole
  •  Tie your ribbons


Voila!!  They can be used by you, given as a gift, make a great kid friendly project, and are easy to make in minutes or keep on hand for that last minute grab.  I got playing with the photo shop and loved the picture above, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Here are a few more pictures………


I had so much fun making the book marks that I grabbed some spare paper and embellishments from our last blog swap week with Bella Blvd and made a few more.



The ribbons I used were….








  1. Kristie Maynard

    What a wonderful way to recycle, repurpose and reuse items. Also a great way to use up some scraps. Love this idea!

  2. Cynthia B.

    Love the variety of fun bookmarks…and WOW, those ribbons are gorgeous!

  3. Pam

    What a great idea! Love using repurposed items.

  4. sue w.

    I’m always making bookmarks for my husband and niece. Yours look great!
    stamping sue

  5. Toni K

    Way to be green! These are adorable! So cute!

  6. Cheryl Arnold

    what a fantastic idea…love it!

  7. Sue D

    What a clever idea to use the clothing tags!

  8. Charlene

    Bookmarks are always useful gifts! These are super cute, Andrea.

  9. DeniseB

    I love the idea of using clothing tags for the base! I knew I was keeping them for SOMETHING! I have been saving interesting ones, sometimes the print or the paper is extra nice, sometimes I just like the shape! And a lovely rainbow of color was provided in ribbons and papers to decorate them. What fun Andrea had!

  10. Aki

    Love those colorful bookmarks!!! How cute~~~ xD


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