How to make a bookmark?

Enough with the old ripped piece of paper or the expensive model from the store. Making your own creative bookmarks is trendy! You'll find various ideas and guidelines in the following tutorials.

HOW TO (EASY): Make Your Own Bookmark

Tools and supplies:

  • Glue
  • Card / Pieces of paper
  • Colouring pens and pencils
  • Scissors
  • Sticky-back plastic
  • A ruler

Key steps:

  1. Draw a 5cm x 15cm rectangle.
  2. Decorate both sides of the template.
  3. Cut it out.
  4. Cut a piece of the sticky-back plastic large enough to fit two bookmarks.
  5. Place the bookmark on the sticky side of the plastic and fold it to cover both sides of the bookmark.
  6. Trim the excess of plastic.

How to make a corner bookmark?

Tools and supplies:

  • Colour paper
  • A pencil
  • A ruler

Key steps:

  1. Cut a square piece of paper.
  2. Fold it in half to make a triangle.
  3. Unfold it and fold it again, but the opposite way.
  4. Fold one tip of the square towards the centre, following the crease.
  5. Repeat with the opposite tip.
  6. Fold in half and lower the sides to get a smaller square shaped item.
  7. Slide the tips inside the slot.

How to Make a Beaded Bookmark

Tools and supplies:

  • Pliers
  • Cutting device
  • 3 Eye pins
  • 2 Jump rings
  • Silver beads
  • Crystal beads
  • A heart shaped bead
  • A shepherd's hook bookmark

Key steps:

  1. String the beads on the eye pins.
  2. Add a jump ring to the top of the shepherd's hook.
  3. Bend the eye pins to a 90° angle to create a hook. Cut the excess off.
  4. Fix the eye pins to the jump ring that's on the shepherd's hook one after the other.

Fabric Bookmarks

Tools and supplies:

  • An iron
  • A sewing machine
  • Notched scissors
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 Pieces of fabric
  • A piece of interfacing (same size that the fabric pieces)

Key steps:

  1. Place one piece of fabric right side down.
  2. Put the interfacing on top, then the other piece of fabric.
  3. Protect the bookmark with parchment paper and use the iron to set the interfacing.
  4. Sew the edges of the bookmark.
  5. Go all the way around with the notched scissors.

DIY Easy Bookmark Paperclips: 6 Ways!

In this video, you'll see various ideas to make bookmarks with paper clips and buttons, ribbon, paper...

What you'll need:

  • Scissors
  • A glue gun
  • Paper clips
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Buttons
  • Washi tape
  • Foam pieces or stickers
  • Felt or cloth

This article to learn how to make a bookmark was written by Cécile Lessard

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