DIY Paper Bookmarks for Page Corners

DIY page corner bookmark

I read a lot. Most of the time, I’m reading 2-3 books at once because I like to soak up a lot of information. Topics change a lot too. Sometimes I want to educate myself but other times I’m in the mood for some mindless fiction. It depends on the day.

Regardless, books in-progress need bookmarks. I love the elaborate fun markers, but I can never justify paying for something like that. So, I make my own. And I can make them as exciting as I want them to be.

This week, I’m working on some bookmarks for the corners of the pages. It works really well. They just slide on one of the corners and it’s easy to find your place whenever you’re ready to start reading again.

If you’re interested in making your own, keep reading and I’ll show you how I made mine. Oh, I also have some bonus templates for you to download to make the process easier.

 

Materials needed for paper bookmark for page corners

Materials needed for paper bookmarks

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • My downloadable template (below)

 

paper bookmark templateStep 1: download the bookmark template

Right click the image above and click “Open image in new tab”.

Then, print the image. (file > Print.)

 

Step 2: cut out the template

Cut the template out. You can do this by printing the template I provided and then tracing it onto your scrapbook paper.

Or you can print it directly onto your scrapbook paper.

Your call.

 

bookmark paper folds

Step 3: fold the paper

Place the scrapbook paper face down so that the pattern you want displayed on your bookmark is against the surface you’re working on. I want the green flower design, so that is against the table.

Fold one of the legs inward so that it follows the contour of the diamond shape.

Repeat that on the other side. Glue the second leg on top of the other one.

You should have something that looks like this.

scrapbook paper origami bookmark

I used double-sided scrapbook paper, so I hope the image isn’t confusing. I apologize if it is. Please leave a comment if you need further instruction.

 

paper bookmarks for page corners

Repeat that as many times as your would like. I made an extra one, just in case I find another book I want to read in the next day or two.

 

DIY page corner bookmark

Now you can slide your new bookmark onto the page you want to come back to.  It’s so cute and minimal. I love it. It doesn’t stick out from the pages, so the book fits in my bag without any worry of bending or destroying my bookmark.

I have another goodie for you!

If you like to color, download my coloring-page bookmark templates below.

color your own bookmark templates

Follow the same steps I provided above and then color til your heart’s content.

For example, I used the pattern in the first template design in a drawing recently. It turned out like this:

abstract doodle art

I’d love to know what you think and I’d love to see what you make. Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments.

If you’re interested in some other DIY bookmarks, check these out:

DIY Doodle Bookmarks

These are made from paint samples and Sharpies. The project is super easy and you can turn them into anything you want. I especially enjoy the gradient created from the paint swatches.

diy doodle bookmarks

 

DIY Glass Orb Bookmarks

If these didn’t stick out from the edges of the pages, they would be my favorite bookmarks ever. I made these years ago and still use them for books that sit on my nightstand. Not so much for the ones I carry with me.

diy fancy glass orb bookmarks

 

DIY Autumn-Inspired Leaf Bookmark

I was a bit more in the Fall mood when I made these bookmarks. The leaves were beautiful… all different colors and not quite crispy yet. It was the perfect time to make them into bookmarks.

diy leaf bookmark

 

DIY Watercolor Bookmarks

These were very enjoyable to make. They’re similar to the doodle bookmarks above, except with these you would use thick paper and watercolor paints. Oh, and a marker. You can write or draw whatever you want on them.

watercolor bookmarks

Enjoy.

Happy crafting!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

Easy DIY Bookmarks!

I love to read and I do it frequently. You can only imagine how many bookmarks I have gone through in my life. The paper ones tear, the metal ones discolor the pages, the wooden ones break… I had to come up with a better idea because these are just not working out for me.  So, I’ve seen people make magnets using this same technique and I decided I could use it to make bookmarks.  It is super easy and only takes a few minutes (excluding the time you are waiting for the glue to dry.)

 

 

 

 

Things You Will Need:

A pattern or design: I made mine with Photoshop but you can search the internet to find some cute ones to print out. I’ve also seen people use scrapbook paper.

Scissors

Glass tiles: I found mine on Amazon but I am sure you could find them at a craft store. You can get whatever shape you prefer.

Large paper clips: You can find these at any store that sells office supplies.

Diamond Glaze (water-based, dimensional adhesive): Again, I found this on Amazon but I’m sure your local craft store will carries it. By the way, I have also seen people use Mod Podge for this technique but I haven’t tried it yet.

Hot melt glue (optional): I used this to glue on the paper clip but I’m sure you could use the Diamond Glaze if you had a prop.

 

 

Step 1:

First, you are going to need a pattern or design. Cut out the design. Make your edges are neatly trimmed and that it does not extend the edges of your glass tile.

 

Step 2:

This is the hardest step but it is not difficult. Flip your tile over so that the round side is on the flat surface. Add a small dot of glue on the back side of the tile and press the design against the back. Make sure the glue makes its way to the edges.  Then, add a thick amount of glue on the back of the design like in the picture above. Make sure you cover the entire surface so that the design does not lift.

 

Step 3:

Wait for the glue on the back of the tile to dry. This can take anywhere from thirty minutes to a few hours depending on the glue you’ve chosen. Mine took about 30 minutes. At this point you can use a prop and lay the large paper clip in the glue and wait or you can wait until the next step to glue on the paper clip.

 

Step 4:

At this point you glue should be dry. When you flip over the tile it should look something like this. If the design exceeds the edges of the tile this is the point where you will want to cut around it and clean up the appearance.

 

Step 5:

If you haven’t added the paper clip already we will do that here. Get some hot melt glue and adhere the two together. At this point, I am regretting not adding the paper clip in the last step because the hot melt glue is looking pretty messy. Note to self.

 

The finished product looks cute and functions the way I want it to.

 

I really enjoyed making these and the results make me happy as well. The one on the far left is my favorite!  I am sure you will see plenty more of my crafts using this technique. If you decide to make any of these I would love to see them! Please tag me if you post them.