For all those young crafty people out there, here’s a fun little DIY to make your very own Bookmarks.
All you need:
- Colored paper
- Chart paper
- Punch machine
- Colored pens
- Wool or any colorful thread which ever you prefer
- Design cutters
- Transparent tape (preferably wider than your bookmark)
- If you have some old wedding invitation cards they would be of great use. Don’t throw them away just yet.
- Some flowers or glitter for decoration.
- Some of your favorite quotes.
Once you’ve got everything ready all you need to do is cut your chart paper into 1″ or 2″ wide strips. Length depends on you or on the size of the book you want it for. Write your favorite quotes on them and get creative.
You can stick colored paper on the back of the card and cut designs on the front to make it look impressive. Decorate how ever you like. You can make them according to the theme of your favorite book.
After you are done with your decoration, You want to seal all of it to keep everything in place. For that you need to stick your tape over your bookmark and cut the edges to give it a laminated look. Now punch a hole on the top and pass some thread through it for it to be the holder i.e the part which stays outside the book and indicates where you left reading.
Here is some inspiration. This is how my bookmarks turned out.
I also tried some magnetic ones and they turned out great. For that, I stuck a 1″ magnetic strip each on both the ends of one side of the card and then folded it in half. The magnet does not have to be very strong as it only has to hold a few pages in between.
Here is how they turned out.
The square one is not magnetic it is a corner bookmark. It fir at the corner of the page. The technique is similar to the magnetic ones except there is no magnet attached and two of the sides are stuck together and the other two are open.
Hope you got some inspiration. If you try out your own bookmarks please share them with me I would love to see how they turned out.
Until next time.