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Ribbon Bookmark


Here's a Good Thing for turning ribbon scraps into pretty and sturdy bookmarks.

Resources: All tools and materials can be found at


  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive ribbon
  • Card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Adhesive flowers


  1. Step 1

    Place adhesive ribbon on regular ribbon.

  2. Step 2

    Trim adhesive ribbon with fabric scissors.

  3. Step 3

    Glue two punched-out pieces of card stock at top.

  4. Step 4

    Attach adhesive flower to card stock.

The Martha Stewart Show, September 2007

Reviews (14)

  • 29 Dec, 2008

    my 5 year old niece gave me one for christmas! very cute and thoughtful gift from a child and easy craft for them too!

  • 12 May, 2008

    This was a wonderful project! So easy and very cute. I bought the adhesive ribbon on the MS website and some plain ribbon at WalMart. These will make great bookmarks in our teacher gifts which are journals.

  • 8 May, 2008

    This is so easy and they can be as simple or as fancy as you want. My Daisy Girl Scout troop just made these with buttons instead of flowers. It was a great intro to sewing for six year olds.

  • 1 May, 2008

    I mentered a young lady , for her comfirmation last week ,and one of the things we did was to make each other a book mark for our Bibles. This is a good Idea and not to hard for the young people.Lasor

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    Great idea! I'm thinking end of the year teacher gifts. As always thanks for the inspirations.

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    I have made similar for some time now, but instead of card stock I use recycled greetings cards which often adds an extra dimension to the bookmark. I sometimes back the bookmark with a second layer of card (pattern facing out) for extra sturdiness.

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    I'm doing a bunch of these to give to my son's 4th grade teacherfor her to use as rewards for the students. I use small plastic animals and scrapbook cutouts in place of the flowers for boys.

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    What a great idea for a shower favor for the (bookworm) bride-to-be, or for any party favor, actually! Thank you!

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    This is not only quick and easy, but nice and usable as well! Thank you, Martha.

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    Fantastic great as a gift

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    I love the button idea, Kandi! Thanks for the tip!

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    I like this one...great way to use up those ribbon scraps you couldn't throw away...this would make a great kids' craft, too! Mother's Day is right around the corner....

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    The "Ribbon Bookmark" makes a "personal" touch to insert within a "special" book! If given as a gift, (perhaps "simply" a "love-gift")~ You might insert the "Bookmark" into a particular page of the book. Perhaps one which either has special meaning to you and/or the "receiver" or that "contains" a "quote" or a"message that tells the "friend/receiver" how Special they are or a page that holds "very profound" words. It doesn't have to cost much $, but yet it's "priceless"!

  • 16 Nov, 2007

    I've actually done something like this several years ago. Instead of the adhesive flowers I used my antique buttons I inherited from my grandmother, and I just sewed them on at the top. Sometimes I would put 2 ribbons back to back (no adhesive) then stitch them together with the button. They turned out great!