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10 DIY Bookmarks

One of the easiest crafts to handmake is DIY bookmarks. Making bookmarks is wonderful because they can be easily personalized to match the style and personality of a person. Not to mention, bookmarks are useful! We have found ten tutorials for DIY bookmarks that you are sure to love, whether you are looking for a fun craft idea with the kids or a quick, personal gift for a friend.

1. DIY Kawaii Corner Bookmarks

Corner bookmarks are fun and extremely easy to make, and the design options are endless! This video focuses on cute animal bookmarks, but you could easily change up the designs to match your needs. All you’ll need is a sheet of paper or cardstock, a ruler, and some markers! Since this craft is so simple, it would make a wonderful activity for a kid’s birthday party.

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 5 minutes
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2. DIY Sharpie Watercolor Bookmarks

Impress your friends by making a psychedelic watercolor bookmark! To make these DIY bookmarks, you’ll need some Sharpies and rubbing alcohol to make a ‘watercolor’ paint. Once painted on watercolor paper, it truly has the effect of a beautiful watercolor painting. Create a galaxy, tye-dye look, or some watercolor flowers, the sky is the limit!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10-15 minutes (plus drying time)
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3. DIY Pom Pom Bookmark

When paper won’t cut it, use yarn to make a bookmark! It couldn’t be easier than this adorable pom pom bookmark tutorial. This simple bookmark is just a pom-pom attached to a piece of yarn, which is nice because it won’t bend the spine of your book like thicker bookmarks can. Make one in every color for all your books! If you want your books arranged on a trendy shelf you can check out these DIY bookshelf ideas.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
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4. DIY Braided Bookmarks

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging in your bookmark making quest, step it up by braiding your bookmark. This project takes thin strips of construction paper and folds them to create a braided or chevron look. It might be a little challenging for little ones, but older children or especially crafty ones will have fun creating these DIY bookmarks!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
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5. DIY Emoji Corner Bookmarks

These expressive emoji bookmarks are sure to be a hit with kids and teens! Like the kawaii bookmarks, you’ll need very few supplies and only a couple minutes to create these cute DIY bookmarks. Use your phone’s emoji keyboard for inspiration, the options are vast!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 5 minutes
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  • Sheets of yellow, black, and red construction paper
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

 

6. DIY Ribbon Bookmark

Using ribbon is a fast way to make a professional-looking bookmark. This tutorial shows you how to incorporate elastic hairbands and buttons to create an elastic bookmark that will stay put no matter what! There is a tiny amount of sewing involved, but this project still whips up in well under an hour.

Level of difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
Duration: 20-30 minutes
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7. DIY Leather Knot Bookmark

This weighty leather bookmark looks very upscale and expensive, but you can make one for just pennies. On each end of the leather cord, you will make a knot similar to a monkey fist. Don’t be intimidated by its complicated appearance. It’s easier than you think!

Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 20-30 minutes
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8. DIY Doodle Bookmark

Intricate, complex coloring books are all the rage these days, so why not use those designs to make a bookmark? Take a rectangular sheet of cardstock and design your own bookmark, whether it be traditional henna designs or something totally unique. If you choose to give it away, your friend will enjoy coloring in your design!

Level of difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 5-10 minutes
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9. DIY Copper Wire Bookmark

This copper wire bookmark is one of the most unique bookmark ideas out there. By simply coiling and shaping 18-gauge copper wire, you can create hundreds of different bookmark designs that will make anyone in your life happy! Be advised that you will need some small pliers to get the job done, you definitely won’t want to use your fingers to bend the wire.

Level of difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
Duration: 15-20 minutes
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10. DIY Polymer Clay Bookmarks

Another impressive DIY bookmark tutorial is this one, which uses polymer or air dry clay to create different bookmark designs. The base of each bookmark is a paper clip, so it won’t be bulky in your books. The tutorial shows how to make a mermaid tail bookmark, but like all these tutorials, you can make anything you want!

Level of difficulty: Easy-Intermediate
Duration: 15-20 minutes (plus drying time)
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Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different creative ways to make bookmarks! This handful of tutorials will help you get started in designing your own DIY bookmarks. These crafts are great for birthday parties or classrooms, small gifts or a fun craft day! Have you ever made your own bookmark? How did you make yours? Share your ideas and suggestions below.

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