May 31 2011
This quilled bookmark is a good project for children because it is quick and easy to do. And since the quilling is glued onto a wooden base, it becomes very durable, even for little ones who may not be as gentle with the paper coils as adults would be.
The materials used are very inexpensive, making it an ideal group project. The cross shown in this post would be a good choice for a Sunday school class or vacation Bible school. You could easily change the wooden base, however, to appeal to any group — perhaps a wooden heart with a quilled heart on top, or a round disk with a quilled flower for girls or a bug for boys.
For each bookmark, you will need: a small wooden shape, paint or scrapbook paper, a jump ring, assorted beads, cording, glue, and quilling paper of your choice.
To make the bookmark pendant, drill a small hole in the wooden shape for the jump ring. Paint the wooden piece or glue scrapbook paper scraps to the front and back. Insert the jump ring. Glue the quilling design of your choice to the top of the wooden shape.
To assemble the bookmark, thread one end of the cord through the beads, then through the pendant’s jump ring, and back through the beads. Secure the cord by wrapping it around back around itself and tying a knot. Tie a knot at the other end of the cord to finish the bookmark.