Beaded Bookmark Tutorial Using Pantone Color of the Year

Who doesn’t love a cute bookmark and who doesn’t love some beautiful jewelry? Let’s combine the two and you have a Beaded Bookmark.Today I’ll be showing you how to create this beautiful beaded bookmark using the Pantone color of the year, green.

If you’ve seen my tutorial on how to Create Your Own Valentine Jewelry Set, many of the tools and supplies I used for that, we’ll use to create this Beaded Bookmark.

Tools

Beads of choice

Jewelry Wire

Seed Beads

Crimp Beads

Jewelry Crimper (Optional because you can use jewelry pliers as well)

Jewelry Pliers

First thing you want to do is pick out some green beads or color of choice.

 

Here are the beads I’m using for this project and I’m so happy I had these colors on hand.If you’re not a green kinda gal, choose the colors of your choice.I have a few green clothing items in my closet, but believe me it’s definitely only a few items and I’m sure many of us don’t grab the green item before colors like, black, pink etc.Let me know if green is your favorite color?

The next thing you’ll need is some beading wire.I’m using this silver beading wire and love the size because it allows the bookmark and any other jewelry you create with it to have some flexibility.

Next, you’ll need to get the book you’re creating this bookmark for.I’m creating this one for my journal bible, but I’ll also be able to use this bookmark in many other books too.Lay the wire inside your book to measure the length you’d like the bookmark.

After you’ve measured the desired length of your wire you can either preplan the layout of your beads or freestyle it.But before we begin loading the beads we’re going to use a crimp bead and create a closure at the bottom of the bookmark.This closure hangs out the bottom of your book and helps keep the bookmark in place.

Now, load up the beads beginning with the seed beads.Adding the seed beads may be the most tedious part of this project and they will be majority of the beadwork because you want them to lay neatly in the fold of your book.

After you’ve added all of the seed beads you’re going to get as creative as you’d like to add a creative flair to the end of your bookmark.This is the part of the bookmark that will hang from the top of your book and seen by all.So, make sure it’s CAUUUTE!

Lastly, added the same technique that we added at the bottom of the bookmark with the hoop closure and it’s done.Do you have a book in mind to create a bookmark for?If you get a chance to create this bookmark be sure to share it with me on Instagram I’d love to see it. Use the hashtag #HelpMamaRemote

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Plan With Me Week 31 & A DIY Rag Tassel Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m back with another Plan With Me video and this week is week 31. I also have a DIY Rag Tassel Tutorial.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Planner Tassel Tutorial (Video)

 

This week I was able to spend some time creating pretty things for my Filofax.  One of the things I created was a Planner Tassel in multiple colors of pink.

planner tassel

 

Of course I couldn’t make only one… So, I made another with a charm.

planner tassel

 

Here’s a video tutorial below on how I created my Planner Tassels.  Do you like creating pretty things for your planner?  Enjoy the video and thanks so much for stopping by.

With Love,

Nicole

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Kids Craft Tutorial: Paper Bag Puppets

Here’s a great project to do with the kids on a cold winter snowy day.  This project can be customized for every child or can be used as treat bags for a party.  Let your imagination run wild!

Items needed

1.Paper bags

2.Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge

 

3.Paper Stack colors of your choice we used the Grade School Stack

 

& The Natural Matstack

 

4. Embellishments & brads

 

5.Hot glue gun (optional),tape gun (ATG) or decoupage. We used decoupage on the characters and hot glue on the flower embellishment on the girl’s hair. The decoupage worked well and I would have used my ATG gun, but I ran out of tape yesterday while working on another project (shame on me).

 

Let’s Get Started

First decide on which characters you will like your paper bag puppets to be.  My daughter choose these characters and they were all cut at 5 1/2  inches.  I have the very first cricut so you can make yours larger if you choose in order to cover more of the paper bag.

 

Since we made to characters you can cut out 3 heads (we didn’t do bodies its up to you)  The reason for 3 heads is because 1 of the extra heads will be for the back of the boys head.  The girl doesn’t need one because we used long hair for the back of her head.

3 heads- press  shift + body (cuts at 5 1/2)

Use decoupage or tape gun to adhere head to paper bag

 

 

Front of girls hair:  press head wear + dancer

Back of girls hair: press head wear + ntvty1


Girls dress: press prnces and cut 2 because one will be for front and the other will be for back

 

We put a dress on the back of the puppet to give her a sense of being real when she turns around.

 

The shoes and socks came out of the Grade School Paper Stack.  I cut them out by hand and glued them under her dress.  I think they add the cutest touch!!!!

 

The flower was used to place on her hair with the hot glue gun and the brads were used for her earrings.  We also used some brown brads for her eyes.

 

 

 

 

Back view of Girl Paper Bag Puppet

 

We repeated the same steps with the Boy Paper Bag Puppet only we used

Shirt: press promby-s cut 2 one for front in back

Shorts: press promby cut 2 one for front and back

Hair: press head wear +promby

Feet: His feet were cut from the grade school paper stack as well.  I know…I know…..his feet don’t match his face.  Let’s act like they do for this occasion. 🙂

Lastly, both of their mouths were cut by hand out of scrap pieces of leftover paper.

 

Hope you all enjoyed it.  Like I said a great project to do with the kids or use it to feed your creative spirit.

 

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Home and Garden Fall Decorating Tip # 5

Hey everyone!  This is the last tip for Fall.  I hope you enjoyed them.  I love getting ideas from others and either using it, adding my own twist or often it sparks another idea all together.  I hope these tips do the same for you.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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