Adorable Heart Bookmarks

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I know it is really close to Valentine’s Day and most of us are about finished thinking about heart-related projects and moving on to spring things, but I saw these adorable and easy felt heart bookmarks {here} last week and I couldn’t resist making some.

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The church I belong to has a women’s organization in which each woman {coupled with another woman} visits 2 or 3 assigned women each month and I have been trying to think of something that I could take to each of them that doesn’t include chocolate or other sweets.  So when I saw these I thought they would be perfect.  Even for a non-reader they make a welcomed gift because who doesn’t have at least some kind of a book or cookbook or scripture that it would be useful in?  And they are so easy to make.  Each one took about fifteen minutes and I was able to use scraps of felt and ribbon that I had tucked away in my crafty corner.

Here is what you’ll need:

:: felt scraps ~ red, white, pink
:: buttons
:: white embroidery floss
:: embroidery needle
:: ribbon – cut 9-1/2 inches for each bookmark
:: hot glue gun or all purpose glue

Here is what you’ll need to do:

1. Cut out hearts in felt in the colors and sizes you will want to use.  I used three different sizes and I’ll call them small, medium, and large.  For each bookmark you will need two large, two medium, and one small.  {If you would like my heart patterns leave me a comment and I will email them to you.  Otherwise, just freehand or trace around cookie cutters.}
2. Using the embroidery floss, all 6 strands, run a stitch around the front side of one of the large hearts and then sew on a button if you are using one.  See the above photo.

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This is how the back of the stitched heart will look.

3. Glue the ribbon to the back side of the large heart you just stitched.
4. Glue another large heart to the backside of the heart you are working on to give it a finished look.

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This is how the back of the large heart will look.

5. Glue a small heart onto a medium sized heart.
6. Glue the other end of the ribbon to the back of the medium sized heart.
7. Glue another medium heart to the backside of the medium heart you are working on to finish it off.

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This is how the finished bookmark will look.  Cute, huh?

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I think I’ll even make a few more for friends that have February birthdays.

What about you?
Is there someone you could make some of these cute bookmarks for?

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13 Responses to Adorable Heart Bookmarks

  1. Christine February 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Way to go Lori!!!! The bookmarks look marvelous!!! I’m glad my tutorial was helpful to you :)

    • Lori February 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      Yes, Christine, your idea/tutorial was very helpful. Thanks for checking in.

  2. Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} February 12, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    So sweet and easy! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

    • Lori February 12, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Thank you, Melanie, for the invite. I’ll be there.

  3. Nancy February 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Hey–these are so sweet! Simple and pretty!
    I am visiting from Skip to My Lou, and I have been looking through all of your terrific projects! Really quite amazing!
    I happen to have a link party going on my blog right now that Features OLD projects, in the hopes of getting those old gems, you know, the holiday projects from last year, a little more traffic. I’d love it if you’d stop by and share some of your “oldies but goodies”
    Have a good one!
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/02/and-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-5-and.html
    Nancy

    • Lori February 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      Well thanks, Nancy, for visiting. Skip to My Lou is a great site and I’m honored that you popped on over here.

  4. Margaret February 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    Super cute bookmarks. Great for VTing. :) Maybe I’ll modify and make some for spring since there is no way it’s happening before Valentine’s Day!

    • Lori February 13, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks for visiting, Margaret. I took a look at your site. Great musical stuff. I, too, am thinking some spring bookmarks will be cute and fun.

  5. Kelly February 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Hi,
    I’m also in the blog class and wanted to introduce myself and tell you how much I like your blog. I love this bookmark idea. I’m going to try this. I just started working on my site and have realized it’s a lot of work! It makes me appreciate all the work other bloggers are doing out there. Your site looks great- good job!
    Kelly

    • Lori February 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      Thanks you, Kelly. I’m so glad to make a new friend ~ our Blog Class-mates are the best. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I’m going to pop on over to your site.

  6. Ginger January 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Love it! Now if I could only get my 2-year-old to quit snatching my bookmarks out of my books. :) Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

  7. Marti January 29, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    These are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! I pinned them to the party board and the Valentine board! :)

    Marti

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