A cute little bookmark for you to make! The materials are mostly just office supplies, and the most important skill is a bit of patience! First the video version, or scroll down a bit for the still pictures and words version. Have fun!
You will need:
Card stock weight colored paper (I just used index cards)
Embroidery floss or ribbon (if desired)
Grab your paper and punch a bunch of holes! It's easiest if you have a little container to catch the dots.
Tear or cut a piece of packing tape, a little longer than about six inches. Or so. It's your bookmark, you can make it as long or short as you want! Place it on your work surface, sticky side up. Fold a bit of the sticky side down to secure it.
Using the tweezers, place the paper dots on the tape to make the grass and stem.
Now start making the flower! Start with the center, and then place the dots in circles around it
Continue adding dots in alternating colors.
Use green dots to add leaves. Cut another piece of packing tape and press it down on your flower and smooth it out. (I find it works best if you cut it a little bit longer than your base piece, and then try to match up the sides as close as you can manage. Pull up from your work surface and trim the top and bottom.
Punch a hole in the top and add a ribbon or other cord with a lark's head knot. All finished! Now go find a good book to read so you can use your new bookmark! My current favorites are the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant, The Hollow Ones by T. Kingfisher, Space Opera by Cat Valente, and the Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan. I've also revisited Mind of my Mind by Octavia Butler recently, and am planning to start in on Parable of the Sower soon!
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