Friday, January 15, 2010

Glittered Fairy Bookmark by Shelly Hein-Simmons

For book lovers or fairy lovers, these bookmarks are fun and easy to create and the design possibilities are endless!


Art Glitter: Ultrafine Opaque #79 Black
Thin cardboard to use as bookmark base (I used packaging from a shirt)
Patterned Paper (I have used Harlee-Quinnz Designs Butterfly Garden)
Fairy stamp (or other image of your choice – I used Harlee-Quinnz Designs Butterfly Garden Stamps)
Black Pigment Ink
Spray Adhesive
Bottle of Clear Drying Adhesive
Clear Acrylic Spray Sealant
The tassel can be any combination of fibers, ribbons, buttons, charms, etc.


Cut a 7 ½” X 2 ¼” rectangle from cardboard, and 2 from the patterned paper. Round corners with a corner rounder punch. Glue patterned paper to both sides of cardboard rectangle, punch hole in center top.

Stamp your image in center of your bookmark using the black pigment ink. Cut an oval from scrap paper, just large enough to cover your stamped image. Lay this oval “mask” over the top of your stamped image and spray around edges of your oval mask with a spray adhesive, or use a brush to spread glue around edges. Remove mask, sprinkle on glitter and tap off excess.

After thoroughly dry, I sprayed a sealer over the whole bookmark.

For the tassel on my bookmark, I used a combination of Harlee-Quinnz Designs fibers, tiny bells, beads and shrinky-dink charms that I created by stamping fairy images on the shrinky-dink material before baking.

Optional: Add a fun or inspiration quote to your bookmark. I used the computer to print my quote onto cardstock, cut into strips and then attached to the bookmark.



  1. Shelly -

    THis is just so pretty! I love it! I will have to try this myself.

    Elaine Allen

  2. This is beautiful and would make a gift to someone who loves to read so special!! Thank you for the how to's.