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Easy DIY Bookmarks

Anyone in a crafty mood? Well, you’re in luck because today I have a DIY post for you all!!!!! A little backstory first: this post was the very first blog post I ever wrote. It was posted when TWN was using WixSite. Then when we switched to WordPress, this was the only post I never moved over. However, TWN’s reader, Trixie, suggested a post for diy bookmarks. So, I’ve edited this post, hopefully worded things more clearly, AND added NEW photos!!!!!! Woo!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Trixie, for suggesting this post!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€Β  I hope you like it!! πŸ™‚

What You Need:
  • scrapbook paper, construction paper, or decorative gift bags
  • hot glue with gun or school glue
  • pencils and/or pens
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hole puncher (optional)
  • stamps, stickers, pipe cleaners, ribbons, fabric scraps, buttons, yarn, lace, and whatever you want to put on your bookmark. Get Creative!

These bookmarks are definitely unique and don’t require a lot of work. Make one that fits your style for the next book you’re planning to pick up.

Gift Bag Bookmark

Make this bookmark by cutting it out of the side of a gift bag and using school glue to glue the top and bottom edges to the back. Then use a hole puncher and yarn to make the tassel.

Hot Glue Fabric/Ribbon Bookmark

[Shoutout to Issabelle for splitting these next two images for me!]

Fabric bookmark (green): cut the fabric 8 in. long and 2 1/4 in. wide. Then fold over 1/4 in. on all edges and hot glue down. You can embellish it if you like.

Ribbon bookmark (pink): using wide ribbon (any size will work), cut it 7 1/2 in. long. Fold over 1/4 in. of the top and bottom edges and hot glue down. Then hot glue a narrow strip of ribbon to the front of the ribbon bookmark. You can glue them across the top and bottom or along the sides.

Your Design Paper Bookmark

(Issabelle, helped me with these.)

Cut scrapbook or construction paper in various lengths and widths. Then you can add neat phrases. For example, the pink bookmark in the middle of the top photo says, “Writer 4 Life.” Decorate any way you like. We used stickers, buttons, and lace on ours.

Pipe Cleaner Flower Bookmark

Choose any color pipe cleaner (for example pink). Bend that pipe cleaner into four loops or “petals.” Wrap the end of a green pipe cleaner around the center of the petals vertically and horizontally. Then bend the other end of the green pipe cleaner into a leaf shape.

I hope you enjoy making this diy. If you have any questions let me know in the comments below. Also, which bookmark was your favorite? Have you made anything like this before? And if you have any DIY post suggestions, totally let me know!πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to hear from you!!!!

~ Katherine

34 Comments

  • Selah

    These are SOO CUTE!!!! I LOVE the flower pipe cleaner bookmark idea! The bookmark I’ve made recently was a origami corner bookmark (Someone taught me how to make it or else I probably never would be figured it out πŸ˜…). But, this post has inspired me to make a paper bookmark today! I am going to try to make one with something Lord of the Rings on it!

    • Katherine

      Thank you SO much, Selah!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ THANK YOU!!!!!! I really like that one too!πŸ˜‰ Oooh, AWESOME!!!!!!! I’ve never made an origami corner bookmark before, but I TOTALLY want to try it out!!!!πŸ˜€ (Haha, I feel ya! I can’t do origami unless someone is showing me step-by-step directions.πŸ˜…) Aw, I’m so happy my post inspired you to make a paper bookmark!!!!!!!<3 Oooh, a paper bookmark with Lord of the Rings is an AWESOME idea!!!!!!! I love it!!

  • Madisyn

    These are so adorable and would make great gifts! If only I weren’t so horrible at crafts. Seriously. When I taught Children’s Church, the director never let me touch one crafty item. Paper and crayons were as creative as I let the kiddos get. I’m an insurance hazard, really.

    • Katherine

      Thank you, Madisyn!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ Oh, yeah, you’re right! They would make great gifts!!!πŸ˜‰ I’m sure you’re better at crafts than you think, girl!!! Oh my. Haha, paper and crayons can be some of the best crafty things!!!! XD Lol. Maybe you have a secret craft ability that you’re hiding from everyone!!! XD

  • Lorelei A.

    Awww, the gift bag bookmark is such a cute idea! And it’s definitely my favorite one!! <3333 Wow, you're so crafty!

    I have made bookmarks before, and (being such an avid reader 🀣) I have a lot!!!!! Love it, Katherine! (Wait… KAT??) XDDDD

    • Katherine

      Thank you SO much, Lorelei!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ That makes me so happy!!!!!! Awesome!!!!! <33333 I like that one too!!! πŸ˜‰ Awww, thank you!!!!!!!!😊 You're so nice!!! <3

      Awesome!!!!! Making bookmarks is so much fun!!!!!! Haha, I know, right?!🀣 We, readers, need a lot of bookmarks, and it's so much better when we make them ourselves!!! THANK YOU, Lorelei!!!!! (Yep, Kat's my nickname!!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚)

    • Katherine

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, Chloe!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I’m happy to hear that!!!! Awesome choice!!!! The gift bag bookmark was really cool, and I love its pretty pattern!!!! (Haha, I know, right??!!!πŸ˜„ I think it’s adorable too!!!!!) YAY, I’m SO HAPPY you’re gonna try this now!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ (Music to my ears!πŸ˜†)

    • Katherine

      Hi, Emma!!!!!! Thank you SO much!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ Oooh, nice choice!!!!πŸ˜‰ I really like the fabric ones too!!! They were so much fun to make!!!

      I hope things are going well!! I’ve missed talking to you!!<3

      • Emma

        Awww I’ve missed talking to you and Is too!! Life has been a super extremely ridiculously hectic this past month and a half!! But I’d totally be down to set up a time to chat with you, Is, and Allie soon if y’all want to!! I’m sure we have a lot to catch up on!!! πŸ€—πŸ’™

        • Katherine

          πŸ’— I totally feel ya! Life has been pretty busy for me too. I hope things die down though!!! I’d love to chat with you, Allie, and Is again!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ€— It’s been too long since we last talked!! I’ll send you and the girls an email later today to schedule a time when we can chat.

  • Genie

    Oooo these look magnifique! *chef’s kiss* My favorite was the pink ones! 😍 Maybe I could make one for Colin… He needs some more pink and sparkles in his life and who could turn down one of these fabulous bookmarks? *squeals*

    • Katherine

      Hi, Genie!πŸ˜„ Thank you so much!!!! I’m so happy you like them!!!! Oooh, yes, anything PINK is always the BEST!!! XDD LOL, he might like that . . . .🀣 I totally agree with ya! πŸ˜‰ Hehe, I know, right?! You can’t say no to these beauties!🀣

  • Trixie

    AHHHHHH YOU DID MY SUGGESTION!! I ABSOLUTELY FREAKED WHEN I SAW THIS IN MY INBOX!! YOU DID SUCH A GOOD JOB ON ALL OF THESE!!! I mean I was just thinking that I need more bookmarks. *Shoves the box of bookmarks that I already have under my bed* I don’t think I have a favorite, they were all amazing! Once again thank you!! It means the world!! *Screams a little more* :)) <33

    • Katherine

      Hehe, YES I DID!!!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ And I absolutely ENJOYED doing this post!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for suggesting it!!!!!! Aw, THANK YOU SO MUCH, TRIXIE!!!!!!!!<333 I am so happy you like them!!!!! Haha, we can always use more bookmarks! πŸ˜‰ *also hides my container of bookmarks* Same here--I can't choose a favorite. Thank you!!!!! Aw, you're welcome!!!!!! I am SO HAPPY you love them!!!!!!!!! It just makes my day! *smiles twice as big* <33333

  • Victoria

    OooOoooh!!!! THESE LOOK SO FUN, KATHERINE!!!!!!! I’ll definitely have to try making some soon!!! My favorites were probably the pink ones and the Star Wars one! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing, girl!!! πŸ˜€

    • Katherine

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, VICTORIA!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ Oooh, yes, you will definitely have to make some!!!!!πŸ˜‰ And I’d love to see them if you do!!!!! πŸ˜‰ Awesome choices!!!!!! Pink is my favorite color so that’s why a lot of them are pink. XD And Issabelle made the Star Wars one. I’ll have to tell her that you love it!! You’re SO welcome, girl!!!!!!!! I’m so happy you loved the post!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Alexa

    *Celebrates* This looks so much fun! Now I’m going to go make some bookmarks! Funny story, I was looking for some bookmarks the other day and all mine had disappeared! But guess what, I can make more using your tips! YAAY! Thank you so much for sharing, Kat! Can’t wait to see another DIY post! 😁

    • Katherine

      *blows up balloons*πŸ˜‰ Yay, I’m so happy you think so!!!!!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!!! Have fun!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Oh my, they all disappeared?!?! Good thing I did this post then!!! XD YAY, it makes me so happy to hear that you’re going to make more using my tips!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I’m just SO excited!!!!!!! *smiles really big* You’re so welcome, Alexa!!!!!!<333 I'm glad you're excited for more DIY posts!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I've gotten a LOT of new ideas this week, so hopefully, I'll do more posts soon!

  • Anna

    I love these ideas!!! I usually make bookmarks with my favorite book/movie quotes on them. I’ve made waaaay too many False Prince ones recently!!!

    • Katherine

      Aw, thank you so much, Anna!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ I’m so happy to hear that you like them!!!!!!! Oooh, that’s really cool!!!!! I love that idea of putting favorite quotes on bookmarks!!!!!!!! *gasp* FALSE PRINCE BOOKMARKS?!?! THAT’S GENIUS!!!!!!!!πŸ˜ƒ Okay, now you’ve inspired me to go make some False Prince bookmarks!!!!!πŸ˜€

  • ikwords

    Those are such great ideas! Once I made a bookmark that had a line from every considered β€œclassic” book and on the other side, a drawing of something from each book. πŸ™‚

    • Katherine

      Hi!!!! Aw, thank you so much!!!!!!! You’re making me smile, girl!!!! πŸ™‚ WHOA and WOW!!!!!!! That sounds AMAZING and so creative!!!!!! πŸ˜€ That is such a cool idea!!!!!!!
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!!!!

  • Jane

    Okay, so I’m REALLY late to this, but since I missed a lot of posts, I’m gonna try to catch up on all of them this week. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE BOOK MARKS!!!!!!!! I’m SO gonna have to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!! They look like a lot of fun!!!!!!
    You can not possibly expect me to choose just ONE that i like!!! I’m very tempted to say all of them, but if I really MUST choose one…. I really liked the gift bag one!!!! <333
    I’ve blintzes made ones like these, but I did try to make a book mark for the a friend. (Not that it actually worked XD) I’m really excited to try yours!!!!
    Hmm, you know those books that are actually hollow inside? It would be neat if you did one of those. (I don’t really know how you would do it, but it’s always sounded cool XD)
    I loved your post!!!!!!! I always love your posts and I’m was annoyed for not getting to this one, so hopefully I can get to the next one sooner!!!!!!!!!!! <3333

    • Katherine

      It’s alright, girl!! Don’t worry about being late. I just love hearing from you!!!πŸ™‚ <333

      Aw, YAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ I am SO happy you love them!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ Yay, woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!! I'd LOVE to see some pictures when/if you make some bookmarks!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Yes, they were SO much fun!!!!!!!! You'll enjoy making them, I'm sure!!! *winks*
      Haha, yeah choosing just ONE is very hard, so I guess you're right--I can't expect you to choose one. πŸ˜‰ XD Though kudos to you for actually picking one!!πŸ‘ XD Oooh, nice choice!!!!! I really like the gift bag one too!!!!!
      Oooh, COOL!!!!!!! I'm sure the bookmark you made for your friend turned out super great!!!!!!! Aw, yay, I'm so happy to hear that!!!!!!!
      *gasp* THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, JANE!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€ I've seen pictures of those before and thought they were cool! (Haha, yeah, I don't know how you would do it either, but luckily, I think I have directions for it in one of my craft books.πŸ˜‰) THANK YOU SO MUCH for the AWESOME suggestion!!!!!! I can't wait to try it out!!!!!!
      Awww, thank you!!!!!!!😊 Girl, you have just made my day!!!!!!!!<33333 Aww, thank you so much for reading my post!!!!!!!πŸ’— But don't stress yourself if you're not able to read the other posts. It's alright, girl!πŸ™‚
      I hope you are doing well! <33333333

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