Last year she gave some out as Christmas presents. They make WONDERFUL stocking stuffers! We each received one in our stockings last year! :) She likes to have a stash of them just in case she needs a gift for someone on the fly. She really is so thoughtful.:)
So, without further ado...here's Emma! (Her words are in PURPLE.)
How to Make a Plastic Canvas Cross Bookmark
What you will need:
yarn in different colors
large yarn needle
This is our plastic canvas.
Mommy cuts out the crosses for me.
|The cross shape on the canvas.|
|Ready to start.|
First you thread your large yarn needle. You start at the bottom and make a whip stitch around the sides. Which means you go around the outside of the cross, not in and out of each square.
You go around til you get back to the bottom.
Tie off your yarn tails, and switch the color if you want to.
Then, you go around again with a regular stitch.
Finally, when you get to the bottom you knot all the yarns together. And you have a beautiful cross book mark!
|Here it is!! Done.|
Make a rainbow of bookmarks with your children and put them in stockings, in cards, or on top of cookie packages! Also, I don't think it would be too hard to make candy cane, snowman, or heart shapes. Just have fun...experiment...use your imagination!
|The crosses I have done this week.|