DIY Fall Leaf Bookmark

diy leaf bookmark

 

I’ve made DIY bookmarks before, and I like them, but the problem was that they extend the pages of the book. I like to carry my books with me, so when I used those bookmarks and put the book it my purse, it would always fall off the pages. So, I decided to make another version. This one is obviously fall inspired. I considered using scrapbook paper, but then decided to use leaves since there are so many of them on the ground outside this time of year. Let me know what you think!

 

diy leaf bookmarkThings You Will Need:
Leaves
Scissors
Mod Podge
Paint swatch
Paint Brush(es)
* Hot melt glue is optional but recommended. If you are impatient, like I am, it makes the process go a bit faster.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 1:
Cut the paint swatch in half and round the edges.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 2:
Glue the first leaf to the paint swatch. Press down and hold for a few seconds to make sure it sticks.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 3:
Repeat step 2 until the whole paint swatch is covered.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 4:
Add a thin layer of Mod Podge over the leaves. This will act as a sealant and will leave a gloss cover when it dries.

 

diy leaf bookmark

 

There you go. A quick and easy festive bookmark. You most likely won’t lose this one in your purse either!

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “DIY Fall Leaf Bookmark

  1. I’ve always wanted to try Mod Podge! Does it really dry clear and matte? There’s a cool Pinterest-inspired candle holder thing I want to try with colored tissue paper…

    • It does dry clear. Be cautious of what kind of Mod Podge you get though, because some has a matt finish and others have a gloss finish. It will say on the bottle, just make sure you get the right one. If you are going to use it on glass, make sure you only get it on the tissue paper, because it will give the glass a frosted look.

  2. WordPress linked me to this at the end of a post I’d written about a DIY bookmark.
    I really love the colours – does the Mod Podge preserve the leaves?

    • Oh I’m glad you like it! Will you send me the link to your blog post? I would love to see it.

      So far, it has been doing a good job preserving them.

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