DIY Bookmarks

Hi everyone!

Today I’m coming to you with a simple book-related DIY project. Just as you can never have too many books, you can never have too many bookmarks and sometimes, bus tickets just don’t cut it. So if you would like to add a splash of colour to your bookmark collection, here’s an easy and inexpensive way to do it!

IMG_4561Materials you’ll need:

  • Old greeting cards
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Pencil/ruler
  • Hole puncher and ribbon (optional)
  • Any other decorative materials like glitter, stickers, glittery stickers, etc. (optional)

Difficulty level: 



  1. With a pencil, mark the section of the card you would like to make a bookmark out of. I used another bookmark as a guide to estimate measurements.FullSizeRender 2
  2. Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut that section off. I used a handheld paper cutter but because I’m terrible at it, I used scissors to (more or less) even out the edges.
  3. That’s basically it! But if you want to jazz it up a bit more, punch a hole at the top of the bookmark.FullSizeRender
  4. Cut off a strip of ribbon, fold it in half and thread it through the hole. Make a knot and trim the ribbon if necessary. You can add extra decorations if you like!

And that’s it! This DIY project allowed me to repurpose a bunch of cards and decorative materials we had lying around, and I didn’t even need to go shopping for any supplies.

This post is slightly different from my usual ones, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. Let me know if you decide to give this a try, or if you know any other bookmark making methods!

Until next time!


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