Handmade Bookmark Ideas

    Posted by  ·  September 15, 2008

    Books make lovely gifts.  Any of the following handmade bookmarks would certainly make a book more personal and special.
    Beautiful Personalized Embossed Ribbon Bookmarks

    Fun Bookworm for kids

    Recycled Bookmarks from cereal boxes

    Cool Picture Bookmarks — wouldn’t grandparents get a kick out of these with pictures of the kids!

    Beautiful Wooden Bookmark

    Fabric Bookmark

    More Fabric Bookmarks


    Vintage Fabric Bookmarks

    Origami Heart Bookmark


    Beaded Bookmark  –wouldn’t these be cool personalized with names

    Felt Bookmark

    Crochet Sock Monkey Bookmark

    Beaded bookmark with a charm

    Portrait Bookmarks by Amanda Soule


    Little Birdie Secrets has this beautiful crochet flower bookmark. Be sure to click on through to see a wonderful bookmark for a Book Club (has a pocket to hold all the dates), a corner bookmark and a paper flower bookmark.


    How About Orange share a clever idea for paint chips, Paint Chip Bookmarks.


    If you have a fun bookmark idea, please leave a link in the comments for us to see!

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    11. diepmaume
      Thursday, May 31st, 2012
      Hey there. Your bookmarks are so beautiful. I almost hooked on them for the first time I saw :p.

      Hope that you will have more much nicer bookmarks!
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    13. Friday, October 8th, 2010
      I love these bookmarks! I am a little sad though that the Origami Heart Bookmark is coming up as a dead link :( My daughter would have loved to make those.
    14. Sunday, September 26th, 2010
      lovely ideas..
    15. Janet
      Thursday, July 8th, 2010
      The sock monkey bookmark is the cutest thing I've ever seen.
    16. Julie
      Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
      I work at a low income school and what great idles. The paint chip cards are the best! Going to Lowes today!
    17. Sunday, November 1st, 2009
      oooh these are cute cute. I like to make hand crafted things for my daughters goodie bags at her birthday party. Most of the moms appreciate gifts instead of the plastic pinata type filler. -Sylvia
    18. Monday, September 14th, 2009
      Great ideas... I've some bookmark ideas to share too. :)

    19. Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
      Thanks for all the creative ideas!
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      Friday, June 12th, 2009
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    22. Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
      Fabulous! I especially love the "vintage fabric bookmark." Great idea. :)
    23. Monday, September 15th, 2008
      These are great! I'm going to think about the one with the person's photo! My mom would love that of the grandchildren!
    24. Monday, September 15th, 2008
      hey- I'm just a "lurker" on here, but thought I would add my bookmark idea.

      I take a picture of my son- fairly small- and glue it to a piece of colorful cardstock that I have cut into a rectangle. I write a nice saying below the picture.

      I then use those pre-made laminating pouch things that you can get at the office store and laminate it. After that, I punch a hole in the top and thread a nice ribbon through. BIG hit with the grandparents... who own a book store! :)
    25. Monday, September 15th, 2008
      So much serious inspiration here!!! I think I'll be making bookmarks with my kids today. I'm super excited!

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    27. Monday, September 15th, 2008
      What cute bookmarks and what a good cause! I will try to whip up some today! Thanks for the ideas!