Tuesday Tutorial – Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

With Valentine’s Day only two days away, it’s time for one last Valentine’s related craft!  These super cute little bookmarks are great little valentine’s for kids, teachers, or anyone you know who just loves to read.  They are super easy to put together, and you can find a link to download the accompanying card templates at Thirty Handmade Days.

You can whip up quite a few of these in just an evening and have them ready for the 14th in no time.  Have fun!  And happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!  I know not everyone loves the holiday, but I hope its a good day for each and every one of you 🙂

Sweet Felt Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

Materials:

  • felt
  • white embroidery thread
  • paperclips
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • fabric marking pen

Directions:

Start by drawing your shape onto felt. To help keep the felt in place while cutting, use a straight pin to stabilize the two pieces.

Stitch a running stitch along the perimeter of the heart. It is the simplest stitch – just up and down through the felt.

Once you stitch all the way around, you can secure your thread by running your needle along the very top of the felt, pulling though and cutting off the excess. You will be gluing the heart down with hot glue, so you don’t have to worry about this string coming out.

Put a small dot of glue on your plain heart and glue down the paperclip. Add more hot glue over the surface of the plain heart, and very lightly press your stitched heart down on top. If you smash the two hearts together, two things will happen: hot glue will ooze out of the sides, and you will be able to see the outline of the paperclip. Pressing lightly keeps the surface smooth and pretty.

Clip to cute cards of your choosing, or you can download the template for the cards shown below.  Enjoy!

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