Thursday, December 17, 2009

A great gift...

Last year, I wanted the boys to make a gift for their grandparents & great grandparents. We decided to make ribbon bookmarks. These were very easy to make & everyone loved them {& they are still using them.} I am reposting this from last Christmas. This year, I think my kids could do almost everything.


First, I gathered my stash...



Then, I cut the ribbon to the right size (I did just a bit over 12 inches). I layed out my ribbons & matched up the buttons that I wanted to use.



My last step was trimming & burning the ends so that they wouldn't fray. I had to trim the thicker ribbon down so that the corners didn't show.



Here is my ending product. I am pretty happy with how they turned out! I knew that my dollar ribbons would come in handy some day!! Tomorrow morning we will sit down & glue all of the buttons on & decide which bookmark is for who. If you get one of these, just act surprised for the boy's sake! Thanks!

5 comments:

Sunflowermommie said...

Those bookmarks look marvelous. Thank you for sharing such a simple idea with us.

Our Little Family said...

These are fabulous! I have quite the ribbon and button stash, too. Definitely would love to try these!

themagiconions said...

Great gift idea... I’m hoping you’ll share on Friday’s Nature Table. Pop on over to my blog to post a link.
Blessings and magic.
Donni

Sherry said...

very cute! How'd you get a button stash that big? I need to start saving buttons!

Tiffany said...

Thanks Ladies! Sherri..I honestly don't remember where I got my button stash but I bought 90% of them in a bulk deal YEARS ago!!!

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