Crafting at the Library: Ribbon Bookmarks

Some of our branches will have ribbon bookmarks for patrons to make during the month of November. But if you don’t have time to make it at the library, you can try this easy craft out at home.

Supplies needed:
Paperclips (large works best)
Ribbon (⅜” wide or smaller)
Glue
Scissors
Ruler
Step 1: Cut a 5 inch piece of ribbon.

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Step 2: Lay the ribbon across the top of the paperclip, with the double clip at the bottom.

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Step 3: Wrap the right side of the ribbon around and under the right half of the paperclip and come back up through the inside of the paperclip, near the top.

Step 4: Repeat on the left side.

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Step 5: Pull both ends tight. Add a drop of glue to the back side of the ribbon. Trim the two ends of the ribbon at an angle to help prevent fraying. You can also seal the ends of the ribbon with a drop of glue.

Make more bookmarks!

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For more inspiration, check out these books:
The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt
Crafting with Buttons and Ribbons

About JMRL Central Reference

Librarians in the reference department at the Central Library of JMRL.

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