This idea came to me as I made some homemade mac and cheese for a couple of hungry boys. I thought it would be neat to use Farfalle or Bowtie pasta instead of the typical macaroni noodles. My creative mind could not get over the cuteness of the little bows! Immediately, I knew I had to do something with them other than just cook them. What better way than to splash some glitter and add gorgeous florals?
These glitter bow bookmarks are an easy afternoon activity and make great gifts! I could totally see this being a hit for those homeschooling little girls or as a young ladies' youth group craft.
Here's what you'll need:
Farfalle (Bowtie) noodles
Glossy Mod Podge
Corner punch (optional)
Dig right in, girl! Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge to your noodles. Heavily add glitter on top and shake off any excess. Cover the glitter in another coat of Mod Podge. I decided to use three different glitter colors because I couldn't decide on just one! There is pink, silver and gold.
Allow to fully dry for an hour or two -- basically whenever the Mod Podge is no longer white but clear, and the glitter really shines. For extra protection and to make sure the glitter stays put, you can add another coat of Mod Podge once fully dried.
Next, cut the laminated cardstock into the size you'd like for your bookmark. Mine were about an inch-and-a-half wide and about eight inches long. You can use any heavy cardstock or laminate your own like I did.
Isn't this floral pattern gorgeous? If you have a rounded corner punch, you can use it to polish off your bookmark corners.
Flip your glitter bow around, add a dab of hot glue, and adhere it to the top of one of your cardstock pieces. Repeat for the rest of the bookmarks and allow about 10 minutes to dry.
I can't wait to make more of these and give them away as gifts! Play around with different cardstock patterns and glitter colors. Reading has never been cuter!