Get step by step tutorials for making your own bookmarks! Both kids and adults will love making these DIY bookmarks. Perfect for beginning crafters!
When I was little, I absolutely loved reading. I wish I could say I was as enthusiastic about it now, but honestly I sometimes struggle to find the time. I don’t want it to be that way though! I’ve recently made a recommitment to read again, even going so far as to put some books on my bed as a reminder to read (and not watch TV) before going to bed.
I fondly remember my favorite books from childhood. What were they, you ask? I had a lot of books I liked, but I really enjoyed James and the Giant Peach as well as the Nancy Drew Series. I’m honestly tempted to buy the Nancy Drew books again; they were so good!
As an adult, I really love the classics. My favorite books (I can say with confidence) are The Hobbit and Pride & Prejudice. I have not read the Lord of the Rings series . . . I know, I know . . . I probably should! Perhaps I can add them to my recommitment list.
One thing you always need if you read – a good bookmark. When I was little, I loved making my own bookmarks. We made them in school, and then I’d make more at home because I’d always have a few books going at once. My DIY bookmarks were fun little crafts because they were quick, and you could make them out of just about anything! We always had supplies on hand that would work.
I’ve put together a collection of 40 DIY bookmarks for you to check out. These are appropriate bookmark craft projects for both kids and adults! Like I said, bookmarks are easy. Whether you’re a beginning crafter or a seasoned vet, you’re going to enjoy these ideas.
Keep on reading to get the list and learn how to make bookmarks. Then let me know your favorite books (from when you were a child and an adult) in the comments!
These cute bow bookmarks would be a great gift to help your older kid finish up their summer sewing before school starts! Or they would make perfect teacher gifts, or something special for any book lover.
These craft stick pencil bookmarks are a great back to school craft. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to pass these out to your students or a parent who’s looking to make homework or reading a little more fun!
If you have Disney lovers at home, these adorable Mickey and Minnie Mouse bookmarks will make everybody want to grab a book. This step by step DIY will allow you to make this craft for your kids or have them join you for a fun family activity.
National Book Lovers Day is in the summer, and there’s no better excuse to make these gorgeous DIY tassel bookmarks. They’re perfect for fancifying a trashy novel, keeping place a book you’re supposed to finish before school starts, or marking inspo in your favorite coffee-table design book.
You won’t have to worry about losing your place the next time you pick up a book to read with these cute felt bird DIY bookmarks. Grab your leftover stash and add this DIY to your list of new felt crafts to make.
These DIY magnetic bookmarks are a simple, functional, and oh-so-darling way to keep your place in your latest read (or even your planner). Made with just magnetic paper and pretty ribbon, they are the perfect classroom favor, scout project or sweet surprise for your book club buddies!
A DIY wire flower bookmark is a quick and easy project to make and kids will LOVE helping! Once you get the hang of making wire bookmarks, you won’t be able to stop yourself from making extras to give away to friends who love to read.
Wouldn't these cute DIY bookmarks be fun for Mother's Day? These chalkboard silhouette bookmarks are made with chipboard to make them sturdy, and coated in chalkboard paint so you can customize them as you like.
It’s hard to find ideas to use up knit fabric scraps, but this craft perfectly uses up those weird long strips you end up with after cutting out clothes. These bookmarks are fun for everyone to make and are no sew!
If you’re looking for easy handmade Christmas gifts to make for your friends and family, look no further. This DIY leather bookmark can be customized for anyone and everyone on your holiday shopping list.