DIY Pressed Flower Bookmarks: How to Create Beautiful and Unique Bookmarks
Pressed flower bookmarks are a beautiful and unique way to mark your place in a book, and they make a thoughtful gift for any book lover. These bookmarks are easy to make and require only a few simple materials. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to create your own pressed flower bookmarks, from selecting the right flowers to preserving them and arranging them on the bookmark. Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner looking for a fun new project, making your own pressed flower bookmarks is a great way to showcase your creativity and add a touch of natural beauty to your reading experience.
What do you need?
Laminating Sheets (I used 3 mil pouches but 5 mil would be even sturdier)
String, Ribbon or Tassel
Pair of Tweezers
Single Hole Punch
What do you have to do?
Step 1: Gather Your Flowers
For convenience I purchased all of my flowers. It’s much easier than pressing your own fresh flowers. Before I begin I like to put the dried flowers in rainbow order to help with the creative process. I also keep the flowers on the card stock they were packaged with and hold onto any plastic protective covering so that I can easily put the unused flowers away when I’m done.
Step 2: Arrange Flowers
If you’re using a cardstock bookmark for the background, you can use a glue stick to keep the flowers in place. Keep in mind that you only need a very small amount of glue.
Using tweezers, arrange the pressed leaves and flowers in a design that you like. The tweezers help to move the delicate flowers without damaging the petals.
If you prefer a clear background for your bookmark, you can cut a laminating sheet to bookmark size and apply the flowers directly between laminating sheet pages.
Step 3: Laminate the Bookmark
If your design is on a cardstock bookmark, put the bookmark between the lamination pouch. You can either cut the laminating sheet before or after you run it through the laminator machine. If your design is directly on a laminator sheet you’ll just place the sheet directly into the laminator.
Step 4: Hole Punch, add tassels and charms
Add a single hole punch to the top of your bookmark. Add twine, ribbon or a decorative tassel.
If you want to add a bookmark charm, knot a piece of baker’s twine or string through the hole and then on the other end add a favorite charm.
With just a few simple materials and some creativity, you can create beautiful and unique bookmarks that will add a touch of natural beauty to your reading experience. By following the step-by-step guide outlined in this article, you can create stunning pressed flower bookmarks that are as practical as they are visually appealing. So, why not give it a try? We hope this guide has inspired you to get creative and make your own pressed flower bookmarks today.