I’m a great lover of books.
Real books… the ones made of paper… with pages you actually turn.
Sure, I own an E-reader too and it is great for tossing into your handbag or taking away on a holiday, but the honest truth is, I’d much prefer to snuggle up with a real book any day.
What I don’t like when reading borrowed books is dogged eared pages, yet so many people do it!
So, today I’m sharing these super easy and unbelievably quick, felt heart bookmarks.
I’ve lost count of how many of these I’ve made for friends and they are perfect to pop on a book when giving as a gift too.
For each heart bookmark you need a small piece of felt and some coordinating stranded cotton thread.
Start by drawing a heart. Mine measured approximately 2.5” wide x 2.5” high.
It doesn’t really matter what size your heart is, as long as the pointed base of the heart has a 90 degree angle… this allows your book page to sit neatly inside of it.
Simply trace your heart onto the felt or use a pattern piece and then cut out two heart shapes.
Sew a running stitch with your stranded thread along the base of the heart to secure the two hearts together.
That should take you just a few minutes!
I’ve even got a bit creative with a few I gave as gifts and embroidered the person’s name or added a little embroidered bullion rose.
These cute little felt heart bookmarks can certainly add a personal touch to a book gift… or are the perfect bookmark just for yourself.
I like to make lots of handmade things, so please feel welcome to pop over to my blog, Shabby Art Boutique and check out my other crafty tutorials and recipes.
Happy crafting ~ Kerryanne
Looks like a great teacher gift! Love it!
These are so sweet and pretty, Kerryanne!
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