How to Emboss a Velvet Bookmark

Create embossed velvet bookmarks to give as personalized, handmade gifts.
cds1512_1tape

cds1512_1tape

Materials and Tools:

Hot Potatoes Times Roman Upper Case alphabet stamps
3" wide acetate/rayon velvet ribbon
iron
mister bottle
clear packing tape
double-stick tape
scrap paper
cardboard
beaded fringe
scissors
grommets
grommet setter
tassel
cutting mat
hammer

Steps:

1. Turn on iron to highest setting.

2. Cut ribbon in the length you want, plus about 4 inches.

3. Lay tape on cutting mat with sticky side up.

4. Attach the letters to spell out words of your choice.

5. Mist the ribbon lightly with water. Place velvet carefully over letters.

6. Place the iron down evenly on top of the velvet. Keep moving and do not let steam holes go over letters. Set iron aside and pick up ribbon.

7. Fold over the top of the velvet and secure with a piece of double-stick tape. Insert a scrap of paper or cardboard before adhering for extra stability.

8. Make a hole in the top end of the bookmark with the end of the scissors. Place grommets in hole and set with grommet tool.

9. Attach tassel to grommet.

10. Roll bottom of ribbon over two times and secure with double-stick tape.

11. Cut a piece of beaded fringe the width of the ribbon. Put a piece of tape on the wrong side of the beaded fringe. Secure to bottom edge of bookmark.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Felted Silk Chiffon Scarf

Layer wool fleece/roving over a dyed silk chiffon scarf to make wearable, felted art.

How to Weave a Baby Bib

Stitch cotton bias tape to a favorite fabric to make a personal baby gift.

How to Weave a Rainbow Guitar Strap

Use an inkle loom and pearl cotton to make a rainbow guitar strap.

How to Make a Reindeer Pillow for the Holidays

Give a plain pillow a playful, holiday update using our free printable reindeer template.

How to Make a Fulled Wool Quilt

Make your own plush fabric and turn it into a warm, sturdy quilt.

How to Make a Block Print Fabric Purse

Carve a linoleum block to decorate your fabric for this floral purse.

How to Make a Dyed Fabric Book Cover

Dress up a plain book, photo album or journal with a hand-dyed and beaded fabric cover.

How to Make a Knitted and Gel-Bleached Scarf

Add pattern to your knitted scarf with gel bleach – a simple process which requires about five minutes to do.

How to Sew an Arashi Silk Cosmetic Bag

Make a cosmetic clutch using Arashi dyed silk and a serger for professional results.

How to Make a Small Yarn Embellished Purse

Dress up a small purse with a special photo and a bundle of fluffy yarn.

On TV

Flip or Flop Vegas

7:30am | 6:30c

Flip or Flop Vegas

8:30am | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30am | 8:30c

Flip or Flop

10am | 9c

Flip or Flop

10:30am | 9:30c

Fixer Upper

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Fixer Upper

1pm | 12c

Fixer Upper

2pm | 1c

Fixer Upper

3pm | 2c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

6pm | 5c

Fixer Upper

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Hawaii Life

8pm | 7c

Hawaii Life

8:30pm | 7:30c

Hawaii Life

9pm | 8c

Hawaii Life

9:30pm | 8:30c

Caribbean Life

11pm | 10c

Caribbean Life

11:30pm | 10:30c

Hawaii Life

12am | 11c

Hawaii Life

12:30am | 11:30c

Caribbean Life

2:30am | 1:30c

Hawaii Life

3am | 2c

Hawaii Life

3:30am | 2:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.