*This is a guest post by MissLadyinLavender of Tickle Your Cute Bone. Visit her fantastic blog here!*
Hello there! Before we get started, I would just like to thank MJ for letting me make this guest post on her lovely blog. I’m so excited to be here. Anyways, I’m MissLadyinLavender and I blog over at Tickle Your Cute Bone. Some of my favorite things include the color purple, eating chocolate, and reading a good book, but most of all, I love creating. I sometimes like to think of myself as a Jackie-of-all-trades for not only am I a casual artist and writer, but I’ve dabbled in crafts such as sewing, polymer clay, card-making, embroidery, and etc. etc. etc. To me, there is nothing like creating something to comfort my soul.
Today, I would like to share with you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own tissue paper bookmark. Not only is it cute, but it is also practical and easy to make. Plus, it finally gives you something to do will all that tissue paper you’ve been hoarding since your last birthday. I hope you enjoy this tutorial! Let’s begin!
You Will Need:
- Tissue Paper in a Design or Color of Your Choice
- A Paperclip in a Design or Color of Your Choice
- A Twisty Tie
Step 1: Begin by cutting your tissue paper into a 10 inch by 5 inch rectangle
Step 2: Roll up the twisty tie in the long end of the tissue paper. Focus on rolling only the center where the twisty tie is.
Step 3: Twist the center of your tissue paper roll a few times to secure the twisty tie inside.
Step 4: Carefully unroll the ends as much as you can without untwisting or revealing the twisty tie. It should look kind of like a bow if you do it right.
Step 5: Gently scrunch up one end of your tissue paper bow so that you can thread it through the paper clip. Unscrunch the one end and twist the two “wings” until your bow is securely fixed around the paperclip. You can add a bit of glue to reduce any extra floppiness of your bookmark.
Step 6: You’re done! Wasn’t that easy? Go ahead and enjoy your new bookmark by sticking it in a notebook or use it to mark your place in your favorite novel.
Did you enjoy this tutorial? Do you have any ideas for variations? Please let me know in the comments below!