Getting lost in a book is one of the greatest joys of all time. That’s why there are so many bibliophiles out there. If you’re looking for an easy gift for a book loving mom or simply want a pretty way to keep your place, this pressed flower DIY bookmark is perfect!
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This pressed flower DIY bookmark is seriously beautiful and easy to make. Perfect to give as a gift or keep your place in your current reads! Click To Tweet
Even though I love books, I’ve never made acquiring bookmarks a priority. Like any busy mom reader, I simply stuck whatever was handy and close by in the pages to save my spot. I think the most recent was a Wonder Woman trading card one of the kids gave me.
This month’s Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop is the perfect opportunity to finally change that up. This month the challenge is flowers and this beautiful bookmark definitely fits the bill. The bright and pretty flowers are so cheerful to look at. It is also a lot less likely to fall out of the book (which the card totally did more than once).
You can totally press your own flowers for this craft. I chose to buy mine because I was having trouble getting the vibrant colors to stay. That will be next month’s test project, figuring out how to do that. Speaking of, if you have any tips, I’d love to hear them!
Pressed Flower DIY Bookmark Materials
- 2 Part Epoxy Resin Mix
- Small Plastic Cup
- Popsicle Stick for Stirring
- Protective Gloves
- Pressed Flowers (I bought this set)
- Bookmark Mold (Use the large version in this pair)
- Dremel with Sanding Attachments (I have this kit and LOVE it)
First, put on your protective gloves. Handling epoxy resin without having them on is dangerous.
Add 2 tbsp of each element of your epoxy resin to your small plastic cup.
Use your popsicle stick to stir the mixture together.
Next, pour a small amount of the resin into your mold and spread it around to cover the bottom of the mold.
Once there is a small layer of resin in the bottom of your mold, arrange your flowers in it as you want them designed.
- I cut some of my flowers in half to place them flush with the edges of the mold. This is entirely optional.
After all of your flowers are arranged, cover them with the remaining epoxy resin. Do this slowly so that you don’t overfill your mold. Also take care to make sure every crevice is filled. You can carefully use your popsicle stick to spread it if necessary, especially around the hole at the top of the mold.
Allow your bookmark to cure for at least 24 hours before moving on. Try not to move it if at all possible because this can shift your flowers and ruin your arrangement.
After the resin is cured, remove your bookmark from the mold.
Next sand any rough edges on your bookmark.
Then sand the hole in the top of the bookmark so that it doesn’t cut your ribbon with use.
Wipe down any areas you sanded with a damp cloth.
Now, cut a piece of ribbon and attach it to your bookmark with a slipknot.
This pressed flower DIY bookmark is seriously beautiful and easy to make. The set of flowers that I bought is enough to make multiple bookmarks so you can make one for all of the book loving moms in your life (and one for you too). If you really want to take your gift to the next level, add one of your favorite books along with the bookmark. That’s the ultimate awesome Mother’s Day gift!
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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop
On the first Friday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with hosts Marie from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. April’s theme is Flowers! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Flowers in the project.
Our April Co-hosts
Join in on the fun! If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month’s theme is Stamps!
Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less!? Don’t worry, Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook Group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.
Now let’s see all of those amazing Craft and DIY Projects!
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.