These were part of the collection of things we made as end of school year thank yous to the teachers and staff at the wee ones' school. These were made for the librarians, who are a retired couple and so sweet with the kids. I have no doubt that between the two of them they have a great deal of bookmarks, but they are so often lost or in need of replacing I figured it was a safe gift. Plus after seeing these ones on How About Orange I had to make some myself! They're super easy to make and much like Jessica says at How About Orange, it's so simple it's not even a tutorial. The only difference here is that I used a glue gun and slightly thicker fabric and because of the thicker fabric I opted for my ribbons to loop around on the top instead of through a hole. Cute!
Get some light fabric, thick cardstock and a glue gun.
Cut the cardstock to size and lay the fabric over it. Wrap the cardstock like a present and then cut the length of fabric you need. I started at one short end, laid down a thin strip of hot glue and pulled the fabric tight over the back.
Just repeat that all the way around, be sure to pull tight and hold till it's dry so it stays taught, on the top fold, add the ribbon. The ribbons are just looped, given a shot of hot glue and poked into the seam. Pinch the fabric and cardstock around the loop for a few seconds and your done!