DIY Bookmark

Hi everyone! Guess what? This weekend, I finally found the time to go through and reorganize my craft boxes! In the process, I discovered some long-forgotten materials, with which I created a little bookmark for my journal. So, here it is! A fun and easy DIY bookmark to assist your summer reading. Enjoy!


  • Cardstock paper
  • String
  • Beads
  • Magazine
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape/glue
  • Hole punch


  1. Cut out the base for your bookmark. I found that 6″ by 2″ dimensions work pretty well, but it is totally up to you to decide how big or small you want it.
  2. Choose a few pages from an old magazine or newspaper, and cut some strips. (You probably won’t need many; it depends on the size of your bookmark.) Use double-sided tape or glue to layer them on! Personally, I love double-sided tape—you can always count on it to be effective without being gooey.
  3. Punch a hole near the top of your bookmark for a tassel.
  4. To create a simple “tassel,” use approximately 3.5″ of white friendship bracelet thread to tie a lanyard hitch. You can also tie beads on the ends to add a personal touch to the bookmark.
  5. Finally, cut out two squares the width of your bookmark and write an inspirational quote or phrase on each square. Tape or glue the squares on either side of your bookmark!

I love this DIY because it is so simple and quick. Let me know how it goes!


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