Frilly bookmarks for your summer readings

So you don’t lose that chapter

Apr 4, 2018 |


Yarn of your choice

Thick printed card scraps of your choice

Separate piece of thick card about 3 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall

Small puncher



  1. Cut the printed card into a rectangle to form the bookmark.
  2. Punch a hole through the topmost center of the card.
  3. Loop the yarn around the separate piece of card length-wise, about 40 to 50 times, depending on how chunky you want the tassel.
  4. Cut another piece of yarn and tightly knot the top of the loop. Don’t cut the string.
  5. Cut through the bottom part of the loop to free the yarn from the card.
  6. With another piece of yarn, tie a knot around the yarn, just below the top knot to form the tassel.
  7. Gently finger comb the tassel to smooth any tangles in the yarn.
  8. Cut excess or protruding yarn at the bottom, making the length as uniform as possible.
  9. Knot the top of the tassel through the punched hole.

This article was originally published in Northern Living, February 2016. 

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