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Handmade Bookmark Ideas

Posted by  ·  September 15, 2008  ·  Last Updated: 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. monamoochiku
    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. Karen Hayden
    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. Kim H
    Monday, September 15th, 2008
    What cute bookmarks and what a good cause! I will try to whip up some today! Thanks for the ideas!
  26. 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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