Bookmarks make great gifts– and terrific stocking stuffers.
Design your own bookmarks
If you’re an artist or crafter, you can design and create your bookmarks entirely by hand, using whatever skills and media you like:
- paint, draw, or hand-letter on cardstock or parchment
- scrapbook with cardstock, die-cuts, stickers, etc.
- sew, quilt, embroider, or cross-stitch with fabric or ribbon
- make a beaded bookmark
- knit or crochet
Bookmark patterns and tutorials
But what if you want to make a bookmark, but you’re not ready to design one on your own? Here are some patterns and tutorials for beautiful or whimsical bookmarks you can make yourself. Don’t miss the photo charm bookmark at the top of the post. (Click on an image to be taken to the tutorial or pattern page.)
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I love the scarf bookmarks! All of these would make great gifts and it’s always nice to have a supply of bookmarks that make you happy. My favorite bookmark and one I always have in a book is one Emma made and gave for Christmas when she was in kindergarten. It’s had to have some repairs but it’s one of my favorite possessions. Great post idea! I loved looking at all the different bookmarks.
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I’m glad you enjoyed the post! What I love about bookmarks is that they can reflect your interests or remind you of something/someone/someplace special. And they make great mini-gifts!
Those are so fun! I’ve been meaning to knit some mini Hogwarts house scarf bookmarks with the leftovers from my big Gryffindor scarf. And I’ve saved a lovely the Etsy listing for a felt and elastic bookmark sort of like the one you have here as inspiration to make my own. (Although, honestly, I think I already have enough bookmarks to last me for life!)
I’m thinking of making a house scarf bookmark, too – they’re so fun!
Rita @ View From My Home
How fun and cute–I want them all! The Hogwarts scarves are a great idea for the Potter lover. I think the most feasible one for me to make is the bookmarks from old book spines, since I have access to a very cheap, used bookstore in town. But… I would feel a twinge defacing an old book (and the really old ones would make the best ones!). Perhaps if I found one that was already on its last legs I would do it. Thanks for sharing fun ideas.
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The site where I first saw this idea advocates using books that are damaged or unusable but still have decent spines, which I think is a good idea. Better to get something useful from a book rather than throw it away! I’ve seen the same logic applied to book pages used in art projects.
Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind
I’ve never thought of doing this, but it’s such a good idea! I’ll have to come back to try creating the monster corners even if I’m not very crafty. Thanks so much for the good idea 😀
I’m glad you enjoyed it!
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