Hello there! I recently joined a book club to connect with some lovely ladies in our new town. When I stumbled across these velvet ribbon bookmarks, I felt inspired to get crafty! These ribbon bookmarks will make beautiful handmade gifts for my book loving friends and family. Plus, I have shelves full of velvet ribbon…how did I not make these sooner?! This post may contain affiliate links.
These velvet ribbon bookmarks are so simple, but the finished result is gorgeous. You won’t be able to make just one! I made mine to match my favorite genre, classic English Literature. 🙂
I used buttons, pendants, and velvet from my shop, as well as a broken earring from my jewelry box. You could also purchase any charms and pendants that fit your style, or recycle broken jewelry pieces!
DIY Ribbon Bookmark Supplies:
- 1 inch width velvet ribbon (9 inches per bookmark)
- 1 inch (25mm) Ribbon crimp ends
- 6mm split rings
- Pendants or recycled broken jewelry
- Jump Ring Pliers (if using double jump rings)
- A measuring tape
- Pinking shears (for cutting velvet)
How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks:
First, measure and cut your ribbon to nine inches (or whatever width you prefer to fit your favorite book!)
Next, Carefully insert the velvet ribbon into the end crimp pieces so it is straight and pushed all the way into the opening. Use your pliers to carefully clamp the crimp end down onto the ribbon on both sides, as well as the center to fully close the clamp.
Use split ring pliers to open the jump rings, and attach the pendants to each end of the bookmark, sliding the pendant around the jump ring until attached (just like a tiny keyring). You can use broken jewelry pieces, cool vintage key charms, or any pendant you love!
I used a blue and white floral pendant on one end, and a vintage style pearl shank button on the other.
I love quick projects like this that are simple to make, but look so pretty and detailed. These would make great gifts to any special reader in your life. I can’t wait to share these with friends and family this holiday season!
If you decide to create some ribbon bookmarks of your own, I would love to see what you create!
These are delightful bookmarks and what a treasure! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!
They are so pretty… I would like to gift these to my bible group. Where Did you get the gold hardware .
Thank you for the lovely inspiration. I have a personalized paper bookmark with birthday wishes from 20 years ago. Every time i see it, I’m touched and remember those clients.
Perhaps this gift will do the same. Can’t weight. Thank you again💕
I am so happy this bookmark tutorial inspired you! I used supplies from my online shop to make the bookmarks.
The link to the gold hardware is:
Please let me know if there is any way I can help!
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Love your bookmark!! I make them too, put them in a bag with an encouraging verse. One tip-Add a drop of glue (E60000 is good) to end of ribbon inside the clamp to secure.
Thank you so much for that tip, I am definitely going to try that next time to help prevent the end working loose!
I love the idea of including a verse in a small gift bag.