As a literary creature, do you often find yourself at a loss for the perfect page -saver in your favorite novels? Have no fear, you can make your own bookmark in dozens of styles so you never lose track of your reading again. Learn how to make a paper bookmark, magnetic, beaded, and several more in the directions below.
Select a heavy cardstock-like paper to act as the support for your bookmark, and then choose an additional image or pattern to glue over the top. Feel free to make a collage of other papers or to select multiple images if you want.
The size of the bookmark is up to you. Cut the cardstock into a small, less obtrusive bookmark only an inch long, on choose to make a more traditional sized bookmark measuring 2-3 inches wide. Don’t make the bookmark longer than six inches, as some books are this size and you don’t want the bookmark to stick out the bottom as well as the top.
Using the decorative paper or images you may have selected, cut and glue them onto the cardstock. Try gluing a piece of textured paper or a cut-out from a magazine over the entirety of the cardstock for an easy way to add style to your craft. Adding glitter or stickers is a great way to give your bookmark personality without much work. Draw over your bookmark with markers or pens to add words, phrases, or quotes that you particularly like.
You can also draw your own images onto the cardstock, or add details to the bits of paper and pictures you have glued on. Make a collage of images you cut out from magazines by overlapping them on your cardstock. You can do this with your own personal pictures as well.
In order to protect the paper from becoming frayed or damaged, and a protective covering to your bookmark. If you have the ability to, laminate your bookmark with plastic. You can also create this effect by using wide packing tape in an even strip on both sides of your bookmark. Consider using a graft epoxy-like liquid gel to paint onto both sides of your bookmark.
Paint one side at a time, allowing drying periods between coast.
Add your finishing touches. Use a hole-punch to create a hole at the top of your bookmark. Cut a piece of ribbon to be 6-8 inches long, and fold it in half. Then place the loop-end of the ribbon through the hole punch and slide the tail ends through the loop, pulling tightly.
Add multiple ribbons for more color and texture on your bookmark. Use beads on the ends of your ribbon for a bit of glam. Slide a few beads over the ends of both the ribbon tails, and then tie a knot to secure it. Use a match or a lighter to burn the cut-ends of the ribbons to prevent fraying.
Select your ribbon and beads. Choose a ribbon that is thin and pliable, with no wire. You beads can be of any size and style, as long as the holes are big enough to fit the ribbon. Consider also adding a charm bead to hand from the end of your ribbons.
Use scissors to cut your ribbon to 42 inches long. Use a match or a lighter to cauterize the ends of the ribbons to keep them from flying.
Add the cluster of beads you want to have hanging from the bottom of your bookmark. If you chose a charm, add it to the center of the ribbon and then fold the ribbon in half, threading your other beads over both tails. If you don’t use a charm, place a single bead in the center of the ribbon, and then fold the ribbon in half and insert both tails through the remaining beads to make it secure. Tie a knot at the base of these beads when you have added all the ones you would like.
Leave about a 10-inch space, and then tie another knot with both of the ribbon tails. Add any beads you would like to the top of the bookmark, an nd then ties one more knot to keep them from falling off.
The fold in the center of the ribbon should have created a loop-like space between the two pieces of ribbon. Slide this over your book so that on the ribbon is placed on the page you want to mark, and the other is placed on the front cover. This will keep your bookmark secure.
On a place of scratch paper, draw a square measuring 5×5 inches with a pencil. Take a ruler and divide the square into four sections, creating four small squares within the one large square. Then, erase the top right square so that you have three small squares forming an ‘L’shape.
Divide the top left square diagonally from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. You should have split this square into two triangles. Do the same with the bottom right square, so that only the bottom left square is left in its original shape.
Fill in the triangles. Use your pencil to quickly shade the top-most and bottom-most triangles that you’ve drawn. You should be left with a shape that is comprised of a square on the bottom right, with two triangles attached to the top and right sides.
Cut out your shape. Cut along the perimeter of the shape you have created, cutting off the shaded-in triangles. You should be left with a shape similar to a left-pointing arrow.
Use your template to make your bookmark. Take the shape you have just cut, and place it on a piece of cardstock or craft paper of your choice. Cut out the shape from your nice paper once you have traced it.
Fold each triangle along the side still connected to the square. The two triangles should overlap and form a square-shape again.
Add glue to the top-triangle, and glue it to the top of the bottom triangle to create a pocket. If you like, cut off the base of the square along the bottom of the triangle pocket to form a symmetrical figure. Otherwise,y our bookmark form is complete! Add additional pieces of decorative paper to the front and back of your triangle pocket. Consider drawing a picture or writing your favorite quote or song lyrics onto the front. When you’re happy with the product, you’ tore finished! Find some pretty scrap fabric. Use any fabric you would like, as long as you have a portion of it at least one inch wide and five inches long. Add a bit of fabric stiffener to the scrap pieces to harden them for the bow-making process.
To create the bow, you will need to cut three pieces: a loop for the bow, a piece for the tails, and a center loop to hold it together.
Fold the longest strip of fabric into a loop, and use a dab of hot-glue to combine the ends together. Pinch the loop in the center, and place the tail-piece centered to the back of the loop. Use a bit of thread to wrap vertically around the two piece to create the classic bow shape, and tie a knot.
Place the wide end of the paper clip at the back of the bow where your knot has been tied. Take the small center piece of fabric, and wrap it so the ends meet around the paper clip at the back. Use a dot of hot glue to attach the bow, paper clip, and center strip of fabric together.
Give a few minutes for the hot glue to cool, and then use your bookmark by sliding the paper clip over any page.
For this, you will need a thick cardstock paper in any pattern or texture. You can choose to add additional decorative paper to the top of your bookmark when you have completed the assembly.
Cut the paper to size. Cut a rectangular strip of paper 2 inches wide by 6 inches long. Then, fold the paper directly down the center to that you have two halves measuring 2*3 inches.
Take small magnets or sheets of magnetic paper, available at craft stores, and cut them into small pieces about 1/2 an inch by 1/2 an inch. Glue each piece to the inside of the folded paper opposite of each other. When the paper is folder completely in half, the magnets should connect together.
Add other pieces of decorative paper to the front and back of your bookmark, or draw your own images or quotes onto it. To create a glitzy look, add some glitter or sequins to the paper. Seal your bookmark with a liquid gel medium to prevent the paper from fraying or glued pieces from coming off.
The folded mark should be placed over a single page in your book, with the magnets connecting over the page.
On a clean plastic or glass surface, color in the design of your bookmark with a highlighter.
Cover the design with PVA white glue.
Wait for it to dry. This may take up to 2 days.
Gently peel the dried glue off the surface. It will be a cool highlighted glue bookmark.
Cut a rectangle in the size of the bookmark from a piece of craft foam.
Decorate it as you like. For example, you can add photos of your dog or cat, a friend or family member, etc. Or,stick on craft foam cut-outs,ribbon,glitter,etc.
Add an edge to it. Make a border using a market or stitch around the edge with embroidery yarn.
Although optional, this can be a nice touch.
Use the foam bookmark as often as you like. Make more to give away as gifts. Add designs to it(hand-drawn,stickers,cut-outs,ribbon stripes,lace bows,etc.) Punch a hole at the top and thread a tassel length through it.
Yes No Not Helpful 22 Helpful 51 How do I make a bookmark out of newspaper? Favour Ozordi Cut out cardstock into a rectangular shape. Then cut your newspaper into bits and pieces. Stick the newspaper bits on the cardstock like a college. Your bookmark is done. Yes No Not Helpful 14 Helpful 23 How do I make a simple bookmark? You can use a rubber band or even a scrap piece of paper you found in your desk. If you want a more creative approach, you can cut out a rectangle of cardstock and write an inspiring quote or draw a picture on it. Yes No Not Helpful 27 Helpful 31 How do I make a duct tape bookmark? Yes No Not Helpful 27 Helpful 17 How do I make a historical bookmark as a school project? You could also list some facts about a particular historical event or figure. However, if you’re selling bookmarks, ask customers what they think, and perhaps consider making them in a variety of sizes.
Tips You can turn your children’s drawings into a bookmark for their bedtime stories. If you’re making more than one bookmark at once, save time and money by arranging all your bookmarks inside a large laminating pouch about 1/2 inch (1.3cm) from one another. Secure with a dab from a clear clue stick to hold them in place, and laminate them all at once. You can make bookmarks from old greeting cards or invitation cards.
If your beads have a particularly large hole, you may need to knot the ribbon several times to make they stay put. Making bookmarks on your own will enhance your creativity and will save money. You can download many free bookmark templates and images online for a quick and easy mark-making process. You can also add magazine clippings as well. If you don’t like the heavy beaded tassel you can purchase a tassel from craft stores. Tie a small feather to the end of the ribbon, use plain ribbon or don’t have a tassel at all. You can also take a note card, fold it in half so it is long and the blank side is facing out, then use the end of a sharpie to flatten the fold even more. After that, you can draw or color whatever you want on a blank side. When you are done put tape over it.