Blooming Bookmarks

Are you in need of a handmade Mother’s Day gift idea?  Does your lawn need weeding?  Does Mom love quiet reading time?

I saw this idea on Pinterest for transferring the pigment from leaves onto paper and I thought, “gee, that should work for flowers too!”

So, how about trying this…

Wildflower Bookmark Craft

What you’ll need…

  • Wildflowers from your yard
  • Watercolor paper cut into a bookmark shape
  • Small hole punch or awl
  • Green embroidery floss
  • Burnishing tool or equivalent
  • Cellophane


  1. Cut the stem off one of the flowers and position it on the paper
  2. Pace the cellophane on top of the flower and burnish until the color is transferred
  3. Repeat these steps until you feel your design is complete
  4. Punch holes directly above and below each bloom and thread floss through

That’s it, all done!  I hope all the mother’s out there get some quiet reading time or me-time this Mother’s Day!

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This post is linked up with What’s the Word? Wednesdays over at Frankly My Dear.  Check it out this week for a special Mother’s Day theme!



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    • They really are – I think kids like making something decorative but functional too. Thanks!

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