How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks {Using Charms made with Swarovski® Crystals}

I love to read! It's something I do everyday. I always have a book on my nightstand waiting for me at the end of the day. I love to get lost in a good story. It helps me to forget about the stress or anxiety of the day and unwind. Of course, that means I need to have pretty bookmarks to mark my spot. Ribbon bookmarks are simple, yet charming.

How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks

As a Cousin Corporation Ambassador, I get to try out new products and I'm loving these charms made with Swarovski® crystals. They are available exclusively at Michael's. I had to come up with some non-traditional uses for these charms - in other words, I had to think outside of the jewelry box. I decided to make these ribbon bookmarks. Do you like how they turned out?

Ribbon Bookmarks are super simple to make. They really are a 5 minute project. Let's get started with the tutorial.

How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks

How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks

You will need:
large jump rings
sewing machine/needle and thread or hot glue
lighter or match {to melt ribbon ends}

How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks

1 - Begin by cutting the ribbon to 26 inches.

2 - Slide a large jump ring onto the ribbon to the halfway point and fold the ribbon in half.

3 -  Sew the ribbon together about 1/4 inch from the jump ring. Or, alternately, you could use a dab of hot glue to hold the ribbon together.

4 - Attach the charms to the jump ring.  Most of the charms I received had a lobster clasp, so they were super easy to attach. The charms below only had jump rings. Jump rings are simple to open and close, but if you've never done it before you can watch this short how-to video.

 5 - Trim the edges of the ribbon. Using a lighter or match, melt the edges so they don't fray. When you do this, you don't need to actually touch the ribbon to the flame, just get it close and the ribbon will start to melt.

How to Make Ribbon Bookmarks

There you have it! A quick and easy ribbon bookmark - now find a good book and get lost in it.


  1. What a pretty and delicate-looking way to mark your place in a book! So much nicer than dog-earing the page!

  2. Who knew something as ordinary as a bookmark could be so beautiful! Very nice.

  3. Love your site...I am home from work recovering from spine surgery. I am definitely making the bookmarks to send to my daughters who live in Denver. I want to make the Easter eggs and put lights in them and hang them. Thanks for sharing your ideas