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101 Days of Christmas: Ribbon Bookmarks for Kids

happy owlidays cards

I’ve seen a few versions of ribbon paperclip bookmarks on Pinterest, and I thought they would make the perfect classroom gifts for my girls to give their friends in our homeschool group. The only problem is that a bookmark with a few ribbons tied on the end — while absolutely adorable when used in a book — is not exactly an easy gift to hand out (or keep track of!), so I created these “Happy ‘Owl’-idays” postcards to hold the bookmarks.

I think they turned out so cute, and my oldest had so much fun making these for her friends.

ribbon bookmarks


  • ribbon in a variety of colors (the thinner the better)
  • paperclips, plain or colored
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • exacto knife or razor blade


Print out the “Happy ‘Owl-idays'” postcards on cardstock (they print 4 to a page). Cut them out and use an exacto knife or razor blade to cut the slit for the paperclips.

Cut your ribbon in 5-6″ pieces. Tie 3-4 pieces onto the end of each paperclip.

Insert a paperclip into the slit of each postcard.

That’s it — easy, fun and cute!

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