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Friday, July 26, 2013

paperclip & pompom bookmarks ... ♥

happy friday guys!
just wanted to pop in with this project that i shared a few weeks ago as a guest post
here's the full post for you, just in time for back to school book-reading 
... or maybe even teacher gifts?!

if you're new around these parts, you might not know my girls love to craft with me
and summertime is prime craftin' time at our casa... 
the girls have recently put their pompom makers to good use!
meaning we have pompoms kinda layin around everywhere.  
to see a little tutorial on how to make your own with the clover pompom maker 
click over here real quick :)  
it's a great way to use up itty bitty balls of scrap yarn too!

with pompoms a plenty we decided to do something crazy & wild ... 
and make bookmarks. ok, not so crazy, 
but perfect for summer, when books & kids go hand in hand.
once the poms are finished, you'll end up with a tail of yarn, 
just right for tying onto paperclips.  
we got all rainbow crazy and matched our colors up.

Just make sure you're tying the yarn to the right end of the clip 
and then go ahead and double tie ... maybe even triple tie.  
The pom will slide on the paperclip but won't be goin' anywhere.

now the super fun part ... make tons.  
and they are addicting, so watch out! maybe even put them in a little jar, 
with a stack of yard sale books for a birthday gift idea?
now that would be awesome.

now what teacher wouldn't love a stack of books just like this
with pompoms sticking out of the tops? so so fun :)

here's another fun back to school craft we did last year...

i personally am still stuck in summer mode ... 
hey, we're just breaking the half-way mark around these parts
Happy Crafting!

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  1. Cute as a button - and oh so easy. I know what my little girl and I will be doing tomorrow when it rains!

  2. Loved the bookmarks the first time, and now the apples ~ SQUEAL!!!
    My oldest girl and I are making the bookmarks this very weekend - and the tic tac toe idea from Two Shades of Pink for her little sister's birthday next week :) Just happened to pick up all sizes of these Pom makers at JoAnn's a couple weeks ago!

  3. I think we are gonna have pom poms everywhere!!
    Clever and colorful.

  4. So cute!!!

    Kristen from The Road to Domestication

  5. As you already know, I love these :)


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