I always bring paper books to the beach or pool so I don’t have to worry about electronic devices getting damaged by a rogue wave or stolen when I’m not looking. Sometimes I even read in the pool to beat the heat, and I definitely can’t bring an e‑reader in there. This summer floral bookmark gives some extra tropical vibes to my vacation reading, and makes me feel fancy as I sit with my umbrella drink near the water. Get the free hibiscus flower cut file I used below, and enter to win a prize package from Cricut!
I also often travel with a few small craft supplies, just in case rain keeps me inside. After all, relaxing with craft supplies is never a bad thing! This year, I brought along a little envelope of paper hibiscus flowers cut from a new design. Sure enough, afternoon thunderstorms gave me an excellent opportunity to make a tropical summer floral bookmark using my hibiscus svg cutouts, perfect for using next to the pool.
Supplies to Make DIY Floral Bookmark
- Hibiscus svg cut file (download below)
- Bright pink, orange, yellow, and green cardstock
- Quick Dry paper adhesive (or similar)
- Laminating machine and folders (optional)
How to Make a Hibiscus Bookmark using Cricut
- Download my Hibiscus SVG cutting file, and open in Cricut Design Space. Resize layers as desired. I used 1.5″ flowers, 1″ pistils, and 1⁄2″ leaves.
- Follow directions in Design Space to cut 4–6 flowers each from pink and orange papers, 8 pistils from yellow paper, and 3 leaves from green paper..
- Cut a base bookmark layer from yellow cardstock approximately 6×1.5″ using the background layer from this bookmark cutting file, or a standard paper cutter.
- Arrange pink and orange hibiscus flowers on top of base layer as shown in photo, or otherwise as desired. You may have extra flowers, depending on arrangement. Tuck 3 green leaves among flowers to cover exposed base layer spaces. Once you like your arrangement, glue flowers and leaves in place on base layer. Allow to dry.
- Arrange pistils on flowers, making sure most of the length overlaps previous layers to provide strength. Glue in place.
- (Optional) Laminate bookmark using laminating folder and machine if desired, to provide strength and protection.
If I had made my summer floral bookmark in my studio, I probably would have laminated it to make it waterproof and protect the small pieces from bending or tearing. But since it was a vacation project, I left it bare and it’s been just fine.
Download the Free Hibiscus SVG Cutting File
Click the download button below to save to your device.
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