Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DIY: Pac-Man Bookmark

Hello there all,

Have you ever heard this song before? Well, I am sorry, but it is good to know that I'm not the only one that has heard that ridiculous song. It is kind of awesome though in a really bad way. So bad it is good kind of good stuff. I have to admit that I am guilty of having Pac-Man Fever. With the need of a better bookmark teamed up with my lurve for Pac-Man, I developed a pretty neat-o/nerd-o bookmark. For quite some time, I have been intending to make this bookmark. However, I decided to amp it up a bit and make something a little more me.

What You'll Need:
  • Tacky Glue
  • Darning needle/embroidery needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Pen
  • Dark blue sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Felt pieces: pink, blue, red, yellow orange, yellow, black, and white
What to Do:

1.) Cut out a black rectangle measuring 4.5 inches x 4 inches. Fold the rectangle in half hot dog style (rectangle should appear to be 2 inches x 4.5 inches). Iron on the fold to seal the fold .

2.) On one of the 2 inch edges, complete a blanket stitch along the side with embroidery thread and a needle. Only complete this on one edge. You should be able to open it up slightly, so it looks like the above picture.

3.) Cut out 2 Pac-Man ghost shapes from the pink, yellow orange, blue, and red from their felt pieces. Cut 2 Pac-Man shapes from the yellow felt piece and 8 small round white pieces (for the ghost's eyes). Use the tacky glue to attach all of the pieces onto the front and back of the black felt. Glue each ghost piece (and their eyes) onto the felt and Pac-Man himself. After you glue the eyes onto the ghosts, you will need to use a blue sharpie to draw the pupils onto the ghotst's eyes.

4.) Read your heart out and mark the page with your nifty new bookmark. You place it on the corner of a page and wrap the page inside the bookmark by placing the page inside the flap of the bookmark.

Happy crafting,