DIY Photo Bookmarks
December 22, 2015
Kids DIYToday ShowDIY
Gone are the days of folded pages marking your spot in your bedside reading. Once you gift these photo bookmarks, you and your loved ones will never touch a page corner again. They're the perfect gifts for Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas and moms too. So grab a camera, stick your little cuties in front of a white wall and get to crafting.
Photo of your little one
Photo paper
5 mil laminate pouches
Black & white string
Pink yarn
Gold elastic cord

step-1 Take a photo of your kiddo where their arms are up as if they are holding on to something, ideally in front of a blank wall- this will make it easier to see the edges when you're cutting out the photo.

step-2 Print your photo on photo paper. You want your kiddo to be around 4-6" tall so play around with the size you print at until you reach a size you like.

step-3 Cut out the photo of your kid along their outline, removing all background.

step-4 Laminate the photo in 5 mil laminate. Cut off the excess laminate (just be sure to leave a little extra room around the seal so that the photo stays waterproof). Use a knife or hole puncher to cut a small hole at the top, where your child's hand is.

step-5 Make a few yarn tassels by wrapping yarn around your four fingers multiple times until you have a nice thick bunch. Cut the yarn along the bottom of your fingers.

step-6 Fold the yarn bundle in half over a length of black & white string. Tie a gold string around the yarn bundle, near the top, to make a nice tassel shape. Trim the ends of the yarn to be nice and even and you have a finished tassel. Having trouble picturing it? Check out this tutorial.

step-4 Make another tassel on the same strand of black & white string and tie the string through the bookmark hole and knot on the other side.