How to make a bookmark from a cereal box

Unless every tome you ever read had an attached ribbon bookmark, odds are you've lost one or many bookmarks over the years. It can be frustrating to have to put a book down and realize there's no way to mark the place you left off. This craft is quick and easy, so go ahead and make several bookmarks— just in case.
This tutorial uses a mini-cereal box, but if the only box available is a larger size, that's fine. Just cut the cardboard to the desired dimensions and follow the rest of the steps below.
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Materials
- Empty mini-cereal box
- Scissors
- Pencil
- 2 pieces of scrapbook paper, any patterns
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
- Tassel with 2 inches of “stem”
- Ribbon, ¼-inch wide
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Instructions
1. Open the box along one side and the bottom. Lay it flat with the blank side facing up. The cardboard will have different sections. Find the section that corresponds to the box side that wasn't torn open. Cut out this section. Trim off the top and bottom flaps.
2. Place the cut piece on scrapbook paper. Trace around it and cut out the shape on the paper. Repeat this on the other sheet of paper.
3. Run a small zigzag of glue on the top front of the blank cardboard. Adhere one of the paper cutouts. Run a zigzag of glue on the bottom front of the blank cardboard. Smooth down the paper cutout.
4. Repeat step 3 on the patterned cardboard side, using the other paper cutout.
5. Place a dab of glue at the center top of the front of the bookmark. Adhere the bottom of the tassel stem.
6. Cut a length of ribbon to match the bookmark’s width. Hot glue the ribbon horizontally over where the tassel stem is glued to the bookmark. Let the glue dry.
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