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Bead Bunny Bookmark

Here’s a cute DIY bookmark that will add a touch of fun to any book.



Yarn or some sort of thick string


Ten small wooden beads for the ears, arms and legs

Two larger wooden beads for the head and body

Some extra accent beads 


Step one: Cut one long length of string and three short lengths of string. The long piece will act as the bookmark. The short pieces will be used for the bunny.



Step two: String the two large beads onto the long piece of string. If you’re having trouble shoving the yarn into the hole, try using a toothpick or paperclip to help push the yarn through the hole. Once you’ve strung the beads, tie a knot at the bottom to secure the beads. If the hole of the bead is large, tie the knot multiple times.



Step three: Tie the short lengths of string on top of, in between, and below the two large beads, as shown in the picture below. Try to get all the pieces as close together as possible.





Step four: String the beads as shown in the picture below. There should be three beads for each ear, one bead for the hands and feet, and however many beads for the accent piece at the other end of the bookmark.





Step five: Tidy up. Cut the excess pieces of string, give your bunny a face, and VOILA! You’re done.













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