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DIY Pompom Bookmarks


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #allfreeclear #CollectiveBias


From the beginning of time I've been a lover of books. My mom taught me to read before I started Kindergarten so that once I did begin, I'd have a head start and I thank her for that to this day. Literature has always been one of my favorite subjects and I remember poring over books on a daily basis, books that took me through time, the past, the future and some even the present time. When I became an adult and had my own kids, one of the things I did was also teach them to read at an early age. My oldest still loves to read and so does the youngest, while the boys (the ones in the middle) would much prefer visuals.  With Mother's Day fast approaching however, I started thinking of something that me and my youngest could do together. Something that we would both appreciate. What's better than a bookmark, or even more specific, a pompom bookmark. We can save our spots in our favorite books. Crafting is something that we just love to do together, but we wouldn't be able to do that if we're always having to worry about our allergies. Luckily I have a product that allows me to be free. Free to do the things we love without worries, but before I tell you about our wonder product, check out our DIY Pompom Bookmarks. They are simple to do and you don't even need to be a crafty person to do them.

DIY Pompom Bookmarks

Supplies needed:


Yarn in your choice of colors
Scissors (not shown)


Directions:

Step 1: Get your yarn and cut a piece of it about 6 inches long or more if necessary. You're going to need it for step 3.


Step 2: Now wrap the yarn around 3 of your fingers until you've gotten the desired thickness you want. You can also use 2 fingers, but I found that using 3 fingers allowed me to use my scissors a little more easier.


Step 3:  Now remove your fingers and tie the yarn in the middle with the piece of yarn you cut in step 1. Tie it as tightly as you can. Once it is tied, cut your pompom from the yarn, leaving a piece of the yarn at the end which will be your place marker.


Step 4: Insert your scissors through the loops of the yarn and cut it all the way around. Be careful that you don't cut your place marker.


Step 5: Trim it to the 'puffiness' that you desire. I liked my pompoms thick so I left a lot of it on, but you can also trim them smaller. Fluff and place in your favorite book to secure your place.


Now most of you know who regularly stop by knows that we suffer with sensitive skin, my youngest, even more than I do. I've always been a huge promoter of products that are all natural and good for those who suffer with skin sensitivity. There is nothing worse than having an itch that doesn't go away, that means there is less time for us to spend quality time together, because you're now stuck having to redo a load of laundry. When Madison was a baby, I bought the usual baby detergent that most moms ran out to get. However I found out super early that I didn't really need to and found a great alternative that I could use for the entire family, all® free clear turned out to be that detergent. We've been using it for years and we have never had an issue. At the time when I purchased it, I had no idea that it was the #1 recommended brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians, but I did know that it was free of dyes and perfumes and that it cleaned our clothes exceptionally well. At the time I was thinking, why use 2 different detergents when I can just use one.


I am able to get my all® free clear at my local Sam's Club where the bigger size keeps my family of 6 happy. Spring is allergy season and while I may suffer outside with the pollen, it's good to know that we don't have to suffer because of our clothing as well. Did you know that all® free clear removes 99% of top everyday and seasonal allergens: cat and dog dander, dust mite matter, ragweed, grass, and tree pollen? Well now you do and you're welcome!


Now we are free to craft to our heart's content and do all the fun stuff that family loves doing, because we're using a product that allows us to be free. So if you're suffering from sensitive skin, like we do, run to your nearest Sam's Club and pick up the detergent that will allow you to be free as well!


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Let's discuss: What do you wish you had more time to do? 


*Disclaimer - all® free clear is not intended to treat or prevent allergies


Annmarie John
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  1. Those are cute for little girls. I am sure my nieces would love them.

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    1. I'm sure they'll enjoy Auntie Robin making it with them too.

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  2. The bookmarks are so cute. Great idea for kids to make themselves. #client

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    1. Thank you Carolyn and they're so easy that yes kids can make it themselves.

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  3. As a child I learned (from a cool babysitter) how to make pompoms and I just thought that was amazing. And, as an adult I still love pompoms! Especially on sandals...
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  4. Oh this is so cute ! I have so many books and I just bend the corners down (I know, I'm basically committing a crime) I really like this idea though! I'm going to have to stop by Michael's this weekend! Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com

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    1. Thank you Michele and yes I don't ever bend the corners of my books. This is a much better alternative.

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  5. I love a good pom pom hack and this would be a great way of keeping things in place. Pinning!

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    1. Thank you Ana and I hope you make them.

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  6. I wish I had more time to keep up with my podcasts and books I want to read. I love the Pompom bookmarks. They are so fun and colorful.

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    1. Yes and it really all depends on the yarn you decide to use. I chose ones that had numerous colors so that they can really stand out.

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  7. I love the cute yarn you used for these! I didn't know you could make yarn pom-poms without one of those pom-pom clamps.

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    1. Oh yes you can and it truly reduces the price because now you don't need to buy a clamp, just use your hands, or you can even use a fork. :)

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  8. To be honest I didn't know it was that easy to make that pompom craft I've been very fond of! Thanks for the visual and the tutorial. I love that you're encouraging your kids to read, it's a very good habit to have as a kid.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. And yes it is a lot easier than you think.

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  9. Adorable. I was a classroom teacher and I know these would be all the rage!

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    1. I'm sure your classroom would enjoy doing this. Let them on a Friday afternoon right before Mother's Day.

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  10. I'm an avid reader, so I love how fun these are! Plus, they seem really simple, which is always a big bonus for me :)

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    1. Simple and fun, the 2 words that I know and love.

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  11. What a great idea. I need to try these with my kiddos for sure!

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  12. These are so darling! My 7-year-old would have so much fun making and usign these!

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    1. I think so and it will be a good thing for you to do together as well.

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  13. I remember making pom poms for hours as a child. We put them on everything! Great craft for little ones.

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    1. My daughter thinks it's a great idea to put them on everything as well.

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  14. I love how cute and easy these are! I too love all detergent - we're a very sensitive skin family as well, and it's all we can use!

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    1. Oh yes I've been using all detergent for years myself. With our sensitive skin it was the one thing that didn't make me itch. Glad to hear you're also a fan.

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  15. I totally love those cutesy pompoms and love that it seems very easy and straightforward to do. Thank you for sharing and will try to remake it too.

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    1. I know you can totally do it and you're welcome.

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  16. I remember making pompoms and I loved it. There are so many fun colors to play with.

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    1. Yes there is and if you get the tricolored or multicolored ones they're even better.

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  17. They are very sweet and I think my cat would enjoy them a lot, so I'd have no chance to keep them for myself lol

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    1. My cat decided that the yarn was for her so while I got to use my pompom markers, my yarn was an entirely different story.

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  18. So cute! I would like to make one. You are so creative. Thanks!

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  19. These bookmarks are perfect for little girls. I love them myself :)

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    1. Thank you Melissa and you should totally make one.

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  20. These are super cute, and so easy for little kids to make! I'm feeling a project coming on with my kids!

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    1. Yes they sure are and I would love to see your project when its all done.

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  21. What a clever and creative idea! Pom pom bookmark, something that I think girls will fond of. The steps are very clear, making it easier to apply this idea.

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    1. Thank you. Yes I don't do difficult at all when it comes to my crafts. The easier the better.

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  22. I have some yarn laying around, I might want to make some! I love that you can make them to match the book. :)

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    1. Well technically I didn't make the to match the books. I just had books that slightly matched, but you can use whatever yarn you desire.

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  23. I'm gonna try to make this its totally cute, this would be perfect for book lovers like me.

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    1. Yes it's perfect for any book lover, you know you want something to keep your place.

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  24. OMG, you make these look so easy I think I could try to make them too! :) I love decorative bookmarks. It's so much easier to keep track of them and they make great little gifts.

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    1. They sure do and I'm not a big fan anymore of buying anything when I can make it myself, just the way I want it.

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  25. Cute craft! I never liked the special baby detergent. For some reason the smell really got to me! I love that All Free Clear is perfect for everyone in the family.

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    1. I purchased it when my daughter was born but I remember one time washing her white onesies and taking them out the wash and they looked slightly off color. I've tried doing the same thing with all and had no problem. Since then I've stuck with it.

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  26. I think my son would love to see how to make a pom pom, and these look so fun and festive! Thank you for the easy tutorial!

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    1. You're very welcome Paula and I think you and your son would have a good time making them together.

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  27. Cute bookmarks. My daughter will surely love them. Will share this idea with her and for sure, she will do something like this pretty soon!

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    1. Thank you Ron and I hope you do it right along with her. Nothing like some quality bonding between parent and child.

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  28. My mom instilled a love of reading in me too. Like you, I still thank her for it to this day. I think my kids might like making these, maybe we'll do it this weekend.

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    1. That would be a great idea. Tell me did you end up making them?

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  29. Love the Pom Pom idea. I'm all for having extra time. I'd probably spend it soaking in a hot bath. I really need more me time in my life. Maybe I'll have to switch detergents to get back some of me time.

    It's not always easy when you're a mom of boys. They make way too many messes.

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    1. Oh trust me, I'm a mom with a little girl who probably makes as much mess as your little boys. :)

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  30. I love those pompoms! So cute! And easy :) All three of my kids have really sensitive skin, so we have made our own laundry detergent for a while, I am going to have to try this!

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    1. While I've never made my own laundry detergent, all is a very great alternative to that. Believe me when I say that it's great for those with sensitive skin.

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  31. You're so creative, I would love to make one of these

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    1. And you can because they are so very easy to do.

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  32. Omg I use to make Poms all the time when I was a kid! Totally forgot that they existed. I'm going to have to make some with my diaghter so she has a Poms memory lol. Thanks for the reminder :):)

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    1. That would be great and so you'll both have memories to share. Those kind of memories are the best, the ones where you do them together.

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  33. With how easy these are to make I a surprised that I havent made any yet! They're super cute to turn into garland as well!

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    1. I'm sure they'll make a fantastic garland. If you decide to make one I want to see it.

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  34. These are so cute! They beat the paper ones that keep getting worn out.

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  35. The bookmarks are adorable. I love making pompoms as well. So much fun and an instant decor item.

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    1. Oh yes and you can stick them on anything and make them look cute!

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  36. These little pompom book marks are so adorable! They would be a great gift for someone, along with a book a tea :)

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    1. Oh a book and a cup of tea and a handmade pom pom bookmark made specially for them will surely brighten their day.

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  37. These are so great! I love reading though I read more ebooks than physical books.

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    1. While I love my Kindle and my ebooks, I still have my physical books that I would take out and read. Nothing beats a hard copy.

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