If you love to read, then these felt bow bookmarks are the perfect craft for you! Not only are they utterly adorable, but they are so functional for saving your place in books and notebooks. This is a simple DIY project with a beautiful result. Make one for yourself, your kids, or as easy handmade gifts for any occasion. This would also be a great craft activity to do with your kids to get them excited about reading!
To make your own felt bow bookmarks, all you will need is some nice quality felt and elastic, which you can find at any local craft or fabric store. Choose your favorite colors to personalize your project. Download our PDF template below, trim the pieces, and then use these pieces as a guide for cutting your felt. There will be three pieces to make the bow. Using the same technique as our signature paper bows, fold the ends of the bow inward and hot glue to the center to create your loops. Next, glue the bottom piece to the back side of the center of the bow, in the same spot that you glued your folds to create the loops. Lastly, wrap the small rectangular piece around the center of the bow. Before gluing this piece to secure, glue your piece of elastic to the back of the bow. Then, cover your elastic with the rectangular piece and glue in place. Use our step-by-step photo tutorial below as a visual guide through this process.
These felt bow bookmarks are such an easy way to add something pretty to your reading materials! Use the elastic piece to wrap around your book or notebook cover so that the felt bow sits nicely on top of your book. Or, simply use our template to make a felt bow as an adorable gift topper for birthday or holiday gifts. Browse all of our felt projects, and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for a daily dose of inspiration! Until next time ~ Lia