50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks

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If there’s one page full of creative and gift-worthy bookmarks to keep on hand, this is the one! All kinds of free printables and crafty ways to make them yourself to keep or give as a gift.

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

Fabric: Use pretty scraps of fabric to cover cardstock (with rubber cement). Super easy and they turn out very nice!

Wire Hearts: Bend 20 gauge wire into shape for these lovelies.

lostbuttonstudio.blogspot.com

lostbuttonstudio.blogspot.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Heart: A quick & lovely bookmark from Martha Stewart.

Happiness, Perspective, Truth, Kindness: Four different bookmark designs each featuring one of these words. Bright & cheery printables!

triciarennea.blogspot.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

featheredfibers.wordpress.com

featheredfibers.wordpress.com

Copper Tutorial: Easy to make bookmark with 8 gauge copper wire (can also use sterling silver wire). A few twists and added beads make these a lovely gift.

Paper Clip Charms: The classic paper clip doubles as a bookmark.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

blissfullydomestic.com

blissfullydomestic.com

Ribbon: Lovely way to use up scraps of ribbon.

Paper Weaving: Use strips cut from magazine pages to weave a colourful and original design. Once you’ve finished weaving, you can easily turn your work into a stylish bookmark.

foldingtrees.com

foldingtrees.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

Think Kindly: Free printables with “Think Kindly” design.

Beaded: Hold your place in your next book with a fun and funky beaded wire bookmark that works up quicker than you can say “Once upon a time.”

bhg.com

bhg.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

Made With Vintage Fabric: Cut shapes into self-adhesive paper then cover with vintage fabric, very nice!

Hardwood: Apply design with a permanent marker or wood burner.

curbly.com

curbly.com

foldingtrees.com

foldingtrees.com

Origami Corner Bookmark: This tiny origami bookmark is really easy to make and doesn’t fall off the page when you open your book!

Fabric: These bookmarks are so smart looking, and very easy to make!

sewsimplycreative.blogspot.com

sewsimplycreative.blogspot.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Clip-Art Craft: Magnet Bookmarks: Stylish shirt & tie bookmarks from Martha Stewart.

Ribbon Buckle: A piece of ribbon, a buckle and a brad makes these gift-worthy bookmarks.

snsribbon.wordpress.com

snsribbon.wordpress.com

whimsy-girl.blogspot.com

whimsy-girl.blogspot.com

Elastic: Elastic cording, charms & beads make these lovely bookmarks.

Elastic Wrap: Use cereal box cardboard, some pretty paper and flat elastic to make these bookmarks–template included.

applehead.typepad.com

applehead.typepad.com

wisdomofthemoon.blogspot.com

wisdomofthemoon.blogspot.com

Handsewn: Made with watercolor paper, watercolors and a bit of embroidery for a totally personalized bookmark.

Fabric Corner Magnetic Bookmark: A little bit of embroidery goes a long way with this charmer.

kootoyoo.com

kootoyoo.com

knittingwithlaura.blog-city.com

knittingwithlaura.blog-city.com

Harry Potter Bookscarf Pattern: Knit a mini-Harry Potter scarf for this creative bookmark idea.

Chicken Scratch: Embellish scraps of gingham with this easy embroidery.

kerrimade.blogspot.com

kerrimade.blogspot.com

7layerstudio.typepad.com

7layerstudio.typepad.com

Scrap Savvy: A few fabric scraps can be made into lovely bookmarks.

Freebie: Papercut Snowflake: Tutorial and templates available via pdf download.

fogandthistle.com

fogandthistle.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

Bluebird Happiness Printable: Sweet little bluebirds with the word “Happiness”.

Pretty Corner Template: Use patterned paper to make these pretties.

cheekymagpie.com

cheekymagpie.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

Cute Critters: Very sweet design for the kiddos.

Crocheted Bead Book Thong: Quick project to whip up this gift-worthy bookmark.

arminas-aminals.blogspot.com

arminas-aminals.blogspot.com

janbrett.com

janbrett.com

Jan Brett Bookmarks: Free printable bookmarks in very gorgeous designs, lots to choose from. Available via pdf download.

Easy Magnetic Bookmarks: Cover pieces of cereal box cardboard with pretty paper, glue on a small magnet and voila! a lovely magnetic bookmark.

flipflopsandapplesauce.com

flipflopsandapplesauce.com

jinjerup.blogspot.com

jinjerup.blogspot.com

Chick Chic: Here’s a colorful chick to print out (many colors available) that will peek out your book and hold your spot.

Make A Magnetic Photo Bookmark: Fun project using photos.

photojojo.com

photojojo.com

seekatiesew.blogspot.com

seekatiesew.blogspot.com

Patchwork Bookmark Tutorial: Great way to use up pretty bits of fabric.

Ice Cream Printable: It comes in two stacks of flavors, free pdf download.

wildolive.blogspot.com

wildolive.blogspot.com

sharonrowanphotodesign.blogspot.com

sharonrowanphotodesign.blogspot.com

Birds & Leaves: Free printable, four bookmarks per page.

Three Cartoon Bookmarks: Free pdf download, three fun designs.

wewilsons.blogspot.com

wewilsons.blogspot.com

zakkalife.blogspot.com

zakkalife.blogspot.com

Paper Doily Project: Learn how to make a bookmark from a heavy weight paper doily and an exacto knife.

Multi-Threaded: Made with floss or flat ribbons and small charms.

diyplanner.com

diyplanner.com

momincdaily.com

momincdaily.com

Mom Inc. Daily: Four different designs, three with a crafty popup feature.

Fan: {Crochet pattern} Made with size 40 crochet cotton or DMC cotton perle, features a long tassel or tail and clustered fan design.

crochetroo.blogspot.com

crochetroo.blogspot.com

inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

Monogram: Easy & no-sew! Simply glue decorative scrapbook embellishments to a large button and attach ribbons.

Fabric Stitchy: Assorted scraps of fabric are stitched together (decorative edges), backed with canvas or duck cloth. Here’s another crafty idea using assorted scraps.

craftleftovers.com

craftleftovers.com

goodknits.com

goodknits.com

Button: Clever idea, buttons are attached to size 10 crochet cotton (with chain stitches between).

Felt Mouse: Make a cute felt mouse with a braided tail that marks the place in a book. Free pattern download (pdf).

weefolkart.com

weefolkart.com

garnstudio.com

garnstudio.com

Crocheted Flower: A frilly flower with a long crocheted stem functions nicely as a pretty bookmark.

Fern Lace: Made with any 4-ply fingering weight yarn and is worked in three sections (six rows form the fern lace pattern).

beepbeepdesigns.blogspot.com

beepbeepdesigns.blogspot.com

iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com

iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com

Beaded Elastic Cord Page Markers: These slide over the book and will fit over both large and small books.

Ballet Slipper: This cutie is made with pink, white, tan felt and pink grosgrain ribbon. Free pdf pattern available.

weefolkart.com

weefolkart.com

violetpaperwings.blogspot.com

violetpaperwings.blogspot.com

Jumbo Flower Clips: Jumbo paperclips are embellished with a crafty flower and felt (held together with a dab of hot glue), clip slides over pages to hold your place.

Knit Crayon: Suitable for Beginner knitters, each crayon measures about 10.2″ and worked flat on straight needles.

twinsknit.blogspot.com

twinsknit.blogspot.com

ninaclock.com

ninaclock.com

Flourish: Made with fingering weight yarn, final size measures 16″ (length) x 6.5″ (wide). Pattern via pdf download.

Fairies: Reads “Do You Believe In Fairies?”, prints 4 per sheet (jpg file).

bnute.blogspot.com

bnute.blogspot.com

jinjerup.com

jinjerup.com

Penguins & Snowmen: Cute little guys that are cut along the lower tummy area to slide over pages.

Carnation: Three slightly different designs per page, looks like pressed flowers on vintage receipts.

tania-wildheart.blogspot.com

tania-wildheart.blogspot.com

printabelle.com

printabelle.com

Garden Party: Nice & colorful with four flowers per bookmark, prints 10 per page (pdf download).

Kimono Dolls: Download a full page of template pieces then cut and assemble with a bit of glue.

angsandy.blogspot.fr

angsandy.blogspot.fr

family.go.com

family.go.com

Page-Grabbers: Two sided characters (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck & Pluto), glue a magnet inside.

Set of 4: Here’s a lovely set with four different designs to print (pdf download).

picklebums.com

picklebums.com

greenpaper.typepad.com

greenpaper.typepad.com

Book Spines: Neat idea to salvage a piece from a vintage favorite, heavy cardstock is used on the back.

Beaded Thongs: These will mark your place with style, assorted beading supplies needed (cord, headpins, beads).

fiskarscrafts.com

fiskarscrafts.com

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Published: January 23, 2010
Updated: October 31, 2012

What Readers Are Saying:
14 Comments to “50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks”
  1. Belinda Stamford says:

    I make bookmarks from prepasted wallpaper scraps by cutting strips twice as long as you want, wetting well, and folding in half and letting dry. Easy and cheap. Plus they look nice.

  2. Kelly says:

    This is a very nice and beautiful website… I love the bookmarks.. And although I am an expert in crafts and obviously I know how to make a bookmark, sometimes I see new creations of new bookmarks.. I always try to do my best on the crafts I make, or crafts that I invent, but I try to find nicer inventions to make my bookmark nicer.. So keep up the good work in the good website and add more crafts so you add more members in this website.. I really love this website.. Goodluck on being popular… xxxxxxxxxxxxx Good work.

  3. vidhya says:

    these bookmarks are cool and lovely, i wish i had all of them………..hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  4. katie says:

    cute bookmarkes

  5. selena says:

    omgggg i love the heart and crayone one omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Angel says:

    When I made it I was like this is right this is perfect now I’m doing a pretty good job at reading and not loosing pages…..

  7. Carmen Russell says:

    Thank you for thses, i konw i am making most of these.

  8. carina says:

    i have not made but i think it will be nice when i do.

  9. Printabelle says:

    Thank you for including my bookmarks!

  10. Sandy Ang says:

    Thanks for featuring my Kimono Doll Bookmarks

  11. belle says:

    kimono dolls r really fantabulous. luv this and keep posting new bookmarks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. matthew says:

    I absaloutely luv the jumbo clip projects. They are simple yet effective as a gift!

  13. Janet says:

    great bookmark I am going to make a few thank you for sharing this great idea

  14. masondowdy says:

    these are all good


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