Sure, an e-reader like the Kindle, iPad, or Nook can satisfy you with a library of delightful reads, but they still can’t mimic the warm, woodsy smell of a good book.
So grab a length of ribbon, yarn, or cord; gather some beads, charms, or coins; and craft a beaded bookmark to hold a savory spot in your favorite tangible bestseller.
How to Make a Beaded Bookmark
- Cut 18 inches of cord, ribbon, or yarn. Tie a knot three inches from one end.
- String beads to cover 1 1/2 inches of cord and knot at bottom of beads.
- Tie knot five inches from opposite end of cord (leaving 10 inches between knots).
- String beads to cover 3 inches of cord to make “bottom” of bookmark, adding a unique bead or charm if desired. Tie knot. Trim cord 1/4 inch on each end.*
*If you do not want any cord hanging on the end of your bookmark, dab a little craft glue on the end knots, let dry, and then cut the excess cord at the knot’s edge.
Become a Saturday Evening Post member and enjoy unlimited access. Subscribe now