Whether you read books just to pass the time every now and then or love completing each book within a few days, bookmarks are a definite necessity. While you could use random slips of paper to use as bookmarks, but it is always more fun to just make your own. This one is also a little different since it has a marker at both the top and bottom.
What you will need:
- Yarn of your desired color
Take the yarn and wrap it around the spikes of the fork until it covers almost the entire length of it and cut the end.
Then take a long strand of yarn and tie one end around the middle of the yarn covering the fork.
Remove the fork and cut the ends. Fluff the yarn pieces around and cut any longer pieces to shape the pom pom. Make sure the length of the sting that is handing is a bit longer than the average height of a book.
Wrap yarn around four of your fingers held together. When it becomes moderately thick, cut the ends.
Bring the previous string attached to the pom pom and take the open end and tie it around the yarn wrapped around the fingers. Make sure to make the tie in between the middle and the ring finger.
Once the tie is secured, remove the yarn from around the fingers and cut the ends.
Fold the longer strings in half along the tied portion. Then with a smaller piece of yarn, tie both the halves together near the top to create the tassel.
Trim the bottom edges and you are done! You could also choose to add another pom pom to the bottom, right above the tassel.
The results are so cute that you might even end up making multiples of these in different colors.