Bookmark Craft Ideas

Handmade bookmarks are a great gift for the avid reader and a creative project for the maker. This is a guide about bookmark craft ideas.

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Crochet Heart Bookmark

By melissa 275 423

Who couldn't use another bookmark? I created this pattern because I needed more bookmarks. I think crocheted hearts are darling, I love being able to put tiny scraps to good use. I also love super quick projects, and I think these would make nice gifts.

finished bookmark on white background


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Cute Corner Bookmarks

By advaym 12 1

These are paper corner bookmarks which are super cute, fun and easy to make!

Approximate Time: 5 minutes4 cute corner bookmarks


  • 1 paper
  • 1 scissors
  • 1 glue
  • infinite imagination


  1. Cut the paper in a 12x12 cm square. Then divide it into 4 parts as shown. Cut out the part shaded with pencil.
  2. Here is paper being folded to make a corner bookmark.
  3. Fold according to the pictures. Apply glue and fold the other part too
  4. Paper being folded into a corner bookmark.
  5. Add some details to beautify your bookmark and you're done! These can be made in all shapes, sizes and colours and are perfect gifts for children!
  6. A cute monster corner bookmarkA cute Pikachu corner bookmarkA cute cat corner bookmarkA cute corner bookmark.

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Autumn Leaves Bookmark

By Sandi/Poor But Proud 467 2,136

With the fall leaves turning already, what better thing to make for the long winter reading list than this easy and fun bookmark!

crochet bookmark


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Felt Heart Bookmark

By melissa 275 423

This is a good little project for kids and adults alike. They take minimal sewing and embroidery skills. They are so fun to make and would be nice gifts. :) Did I mention they are nearly free?

Approximate Time: approximately 25 minutesbookmark on corner of book pages


  • small amounts felt
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • needle
  • template
Felt Heart Bookmark


  1. Here is an outline of a heart; perhaps you can print this.
  2. Felt Heart Bookmark
  3. Cut 2 hearts from the corner of the felt.
  4. Felt Heart Bookmark
  5. See?
  6. Felt Heart Bookmark
  7. Thread a length of floss, knotting the end to secure it inside your work.
  8. Felt Heart Bookmark
  9. Put your hearts together. Begin making simple running stitches very close to the edge of your hearts. Be sure you are going through both layers.
  10. Felt Heart Bookmark
  11. See?
  12. Felt Heart Bookmark
  13. Now using the same thread, make a French knot and daisy stitches for a flower.
  14. Felt Heart Bookmark
  15. You could also embroider "I love you" or "#1 Teacher", the possibilities are endless.
  16. Make a simple overhand knot close to your work a few times and hide your trimmed end on the inside of your bookmark. Enjoy!
  17. Felt Heart Bookmark

Source: Pinterest inspired


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Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark

By Victoria T. 2 1

This adorable felt bookmark will not only help you keep your place, but is so cute everybody will want their own. And they are so easy to make you could make a dozen donuts (booksmarks that is) easily!

finished bookmark

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one bookmark


  • 1 piece brown felt
  • 1 piece felt in the color you want the frosting
  • fabric glue
  • 1 large paperclip
  • thread that matches your felt
  • scissors
  • needle
  • fabric paint and a small paint brush.
Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark


  1. Trace a circle onto your donut felt, in this case the dark brown. I found that my Ulta nail polish bottle was the perfect size for my paperclips. Repeat this a second time so you have two circles.
  2. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  3. Cut the two circles out and double check that they match. You don't want to discover they don't line up after you've already glued then into place.
  4. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  5. To prevent the paperclip from detaching from the felt during repeated use, do a few stitches to keep it in place. Place them at the very top of the paperclip, making sure to tie it off well.
  6. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  7. Now that the paperclip is secured in place, apply a generous layer of your glue of choice. Make sure the glue goes to the edges so it doesn't eventually split apart.
  8. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  9. Place the second circle of felt onto the glued side and press them together. The paperclip should now be sandwiched between the two pieces of felt. I think it kind of looks like an Oreo at this point.
  10. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  11. Cut out a blobbly shaped circle smaller than your donut circles out of your frosting color, in this case my light pink. You want it small enough that you can see the donut color all around it.
  12. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  13. Apply a layer of glue to the icing piece and press it onto your donut piece. It should now start to look like an actual donut. Let the glue dry for a while before you move onto the next step.
  14. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
  15. Using a few different colors of your fabric paint, paint on short little dashes. These are your sprinkles. I used blue, red, yellow, and green so my donut would match one of my favorite types. Let everything dry completely (I recommend overnight) and your bookmark is all ready to go! I'll be using mine in my planner to mark some important dates for work I need to keep track of.
  16. Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark



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Medallion Bookmark

By melissa 275 423

This is a quick, easy, and pretty crochet bookmark, a great way to use up those scraps. They make great gifts too!

A crocheted medallion bookmark.


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Cow Bookmark

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Help kids prepare for the new school year by making this quick and easy cow bookmark! A whimsical cow bookmark in black and white and pink with a rustic bow..

Approximate Time: About 1 hour


  • wooden jumbo craft stick
  • black and white acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • pink craft foam
  • black craft foam
  • fine point black marker
  • craft glue
  • scissors
  • 12 inch piece of raffia
  • small jingle bell (optional)
  • pencil or pen


  1. Paint craft stick white and set aside to dry.
  2. While waiting for it to dry, draw and cut out ears and horns from black craft foam and oval shaped muzzle from pink craft foam.
  3. foam pieces for face, ears, horns

  4. Draw nose and dashes on muzzle as pictured.
  5. Paint black spots randomly on cow's body and draw a fine black line on craft stick for legs.
  6. painting on spots

  7. Dip handle end of paint brush into black paint and dot the eyes and paint a bit of hair at top of head (refer to photo).
  8. Allow paint to dry before gluing on ears, horns, and muzzle. String bell onto raffia and tie around craft stick below muzzle. Glue into place.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC


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Question: Crocheted Corner Bookmark

By Kathleen Dennis 5 3

I am looking for a crochet pattern for a book mark that fits on the corner of the pages.

kddid from Springfield, MO

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By G J Amber 1 35 Flag

September 6, 2008

I know we hate it when people answer our questions with something else, but I did want to point out that from my experience the large loops that you put over a book with some cute thing at the bottom, works the best for me. The corner ones would not stay on and got bumped off very easily. The ones I prefer are also called book thongs. The added nice thing is that you can just slip them over your wrist when you start reading and then slip them back over the book when you are done. No searching to see where you put the bookmark.

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Crocheted Shamrock Bookmark

3 sizes of shamrocks ready for sharing of the green.

Shamrock book marks with a Birds of Washington book.


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Mitten Bookmark

By Alma Barkman 36

Felt mittens make handy bookmark. Draw a template of a mitten 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Use it to cut four scraps of felt. (The palms of the mittens can be a contrasting color.)

Felt bookmark in the shape of a mitten.


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