Lately I've been on a huge reading kick. But of course, I have three very busy kids & it can take me a couple hours just to read a single chapter sometimes. But what's worse than taking forever to be able to read just a little bit, is when you go to where you left off, only you don't know where that is. Of course a bookmark is the most logical solution since I'm not a page folder. The only problem with that, is the fact that my kids are currently obsessed with bookmarks. They disappear constantly. So I decided to make myself a bookmark that would make it easy to tell when it got swiped. Bonus points for being "fun" so I usually catch the bookmark bandit playing with it moments later.
Making this Pom Pom Bookmark was super easy! Just take some yarn & wrap it around your fingers a million times (This one is 120 & it is HUGE, but 50-90 would probably be more suitable). Then all you have to do is slide the yarn off your fingers, take a small piece of yarn,tie it securely in the middle & cut all of the looped pieces open. This is now the part where you tie on a tail, or tie it onto a paperclip. Once you start snipping away like Edward Scissorhands to give the pom pom it's round shape, it will be a huge pain to attach it to anything. Unless you make a monstrous one like me. Which is only necessary if you have a bookmark bandit at your house too.