Whether making them for yourself or as gifts, homemade bookmarks are fun for the whole family to make. This is a guide about homemade bookmarks.
I wanted to come up with a homemade personalized gift for my best girlfriend of 42 years. She happens to be an avid reader and this is what I came up with, and with items I already had on hand :-)
I think the picture will help explain, I hope.
You can use just about any paper or cloth item to make a nice personalized bookmark like this. How about a piece of fabric from a favorite dress, shirt, pants, blanket, or some wrapping paper, a portion of a greeting card, or your baby's first haircut clippings on a piece of blue or pink paper. Hey, the sky is the limit!
For those of you who remember my request and helped me last year about ideas regarding my childhood blanket, well, guess what, I have a bonus childhood blanket bookmark now. My only word of warning is to practice with something you aren't worried about losing/messing up first, LOL!
Have fun and please share a photo of your creation if you use this idea.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
I just love this idea! It would also make a great thing for teachers to do. Have kids make bookmarks with pictures of themselves for Mother's day, etc. Nothing like an awesome bookmark to help a child want to read more!
I also like the way you can slip this little gift into a greeting card. A wonderful way to send a special gift through the mail to friends & family far away!
I love this idea. My granddaughter (just turned 2) loves to hold and look at pictures of her family but always (accidentally) tears them. This way she can have some to hold and they won't tear as easily.
Neat idea! Gonna do it right away!
This is a quick, easy, and pretty crochet bookmark, a great way to use up those scraps. They make great gifts too!
Wanting to have a small thank you gift lead me to make these free bookmarks from wallpaper.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Wanting to have a small thank you gift lead me to make these free bookmarks. I have been collecting discontinued wallpaper books for years and using the paper for many paper projects. On one page in the books is a sample of the borders in that book. They are just the right size for a bookmark.
I like to leave a small token of my thanks on the nightstand when I stay with people overnight, these work great.
By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE
Yes, these are really a nice gift. I have made them and also put their name of them. I have a laminator, so I use that instead of the contact paper, but the contact paper does work nicely. Thanks for sharing your talent. Barb
Those are so pretty and look old world, too. Almost Victorian! Very nice job and a perfect stocking stuffer for those who love books!
Here is a duct tape bookmark my daughter made for me for my reading.
This is one of the bookmarks I made to go with the less than a dollar new books I picked up on half.com to give as gifts this year.
I was looking for a simple bookmark that my kids could make themselves. We had a lot of embroidery floss in a ton of colors so I decided to have them use that.
Homemade bookmarks made from glittery craft foam. Accents can either be purchased or cut out.
Make your own bookmarks as inexpensive gifts using things found around the house. Cut one piece of paper into a 2 inch square. Stamp design onto this paper or stick sticker onto this paper.
I am giving books to friends this year for Christmas. While getting out my card holder from last year filled with last years cards a thought came to me to make bookmarks to put inside the books I am giving.
In under 30 minutes, you can create these clip-on place keepers that won't fall out of your book!
You and children of any age can make these simple paintings with just some construction paper, paint, and stamps (or cut potatoes).
Don't want to throw away your children's artwork? I cut up my 2 1/2 year old twins artwork they made on posterboard into bookmark size strips and laminated them.