Itâ€™s the ladies ofÂ AntiÂquaria, back with another fabÂuÂlous and creÂativeÂ DIYÂ project for you! Â This week theyâ€™re here with some awesome DIY moving announcement bookmarks!
Here at Antiquaria, we’ve got moving on the brain. Â Emma recently moved the Antiquaria design studio out to sunny California and Bailey is prepping to relocate the vintage shop and registry at the end of the year. Â As lovers of all things paper… this means only one thing, sending out moving announcements!
We were brainstorming, looking for something that might be fun to send out; that recipients interact with and can use…instead of just a card to keep on their fridge. Â And voila…moving bookmarks! Â So fun, useful and an impressive little gift to receive in the mail.
Step One: Get a little rectangle of cardboard and cut it to the height that you would like your tassle to be (we made ours 3 inches). Â Wrap your thread around the card approximately 20 times or until you reach your desired thickness. Â Leave the tail at the bottom as seen in the photo above.
Step Two: Using another piece of thread (~10 inches long), tie a knot at the top of the cardboard, securing all the loops together.
Step Three: Cut the bottom loops, freeing the tassel from the cardboard.
Step Four: With another length of thread (~15 inches), wrap thread close to the top of the tassel and secure with a knot. Â Trim the ends, ensuring that you don’t cut the knot.
Step Five & Six: Cut bookmarks to desired size (2.125 x 7.25″). Â On the bottom of the bookmark, print your stamp (we used our Keys Moving Announcement Rubber Stamp). Â Ink stamp throughly and press evenly on a hard surface. Â Lift stamp straight up and let ink dry. Â Once dry, punch a small hole at the top center of the bookmark and tie on the tassel.
Step Seven: Cut black backers to (4 x 9.25″). Â Stick gold photo corner on each corner of the bookmark, lick to activate the adhesive. Â Center and press the bookmark down onto the backer. Â Let adhesive dry.
Step Eight: Stamp upper left hand side of an #10 envelope with your new return address stamp. Â Address, apply postage and mail them out!!
Thread: Thrift for vintage thread or buy some at your local craft or fabric store. Â Use a thicker cotton thread, such as one for hand quilting.
Paper for BookmarksÂ cut to (2.5 x 7.25″), we used luxe white
Paper for Backers:Â #10 or (4 x 9.25″), we used black
#10 EnvelopesÂ (we used luxe white)
Photo Credits: Antiquaria