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DIY- Beautiful Bookmarks from the waste material (Tutorial part 1)

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Bookmark DIY Tutorial

Hello Bookworms,

Reading is fun and making a bookmark is additional fun! 😛  There are still many who dog-ear the pages of a book which is a bad habit. So I thought to start a series where I will share with you some easy tutorial of making the bookmark from the material which is lying in your home ! So let’s be little creative and make some beautiful bookmarks:

1)  Traditional designed bookmark:

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 Things you will need: 

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  • Invitation card (They have some awesome traditional design like this have paisley)
  • Pencil
  • Sparkle pens
  • Scissor
  • Ruler

Procedure:  

Step 1:

At first, we need to measure and cut out the desired size of the bookmark. Here I have used the bookmark which I have got from amazon for measuring purpose. You can also measure from the ruler. The suitable size of a bookmark is 18*5 cm. You are free to choose the size.PicMonkey Collage

The raw measuring should look like this.

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Step 2:

Now the time to cut it perfectly ! Here is the final cut out of my bookmark.

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Step 3:

After this, you need to design it. Here I have decided to make an illustration of Sita. (The image is clicked from the book of Sita by Devdutt Pattanaik )

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Step 4:

The pencil sketch is looking like this. After the use of sparkle pen, the final illustration will look like this.

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2) Funky (I love reading) Bookmark with tassel: 

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Things you will need : 

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  • Invitation card (in two different colours)
  • Pencil
  • Velvet paper or craft paper
  • Sparkle pens
  • Scissor
  • Adhesive

Step 1:

Cut out the bookmark. As instructed in the first tutorial.

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Step 2:

Get a raw measure of a bookmark on the other card. (Here I have taken the yellow card.) and draw ‘I’ and ‘heart’ shape and get it cut perfectly. Likewise, draw the heart on the velvet paper (draw little small heart) and cut it perfectly.

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Step 3: 

Next step is to stick them. Stick ‘I’ and ‘heart’ like shown in the picture. Also, stick the cut out of velvet paper heart on the bigger heart. You can decorate it as the way you want it. Here I have used sparkle pens to write ‘Reading’.

I love reading book mark final

Step 4: 

You can leave the bookmark on the third step but if you want to be little creative then you can tie a tassel to it. For making this tassel, wrap a wool thread on your hand like shown in the picture and make a cut. Take another thread of wool and tie a knot and make a pom-pom (slightly cut the edges). Make a hole with help of punching machine and with the same wool tie a small and strong knot on the hole. Ta da !! The tassel is made!

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3) Doodle bookmark with bead tassel: 

Doodle Bookmark

Things you will need: 

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  • Invitation card (Plain)
  • Drawing paper
  • Sparkle pens or colour pens (Totally option)
  • Black sketch pen or Blue/black gel pen
  • Wool thread & Needle
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissor
  • Beads
  • Adhesive

Step 1: 

Measure the card and drawing paper at 18*5 CM and cut it out neatly. Stick them together. If you have thick drawing paper then you can skip this step. The available drawing paper with me is thin so I have glued it on the invitation card.

Doodle

Step 2: 

Let the glue dry and after that start doodling. Here I have used blue gel pen you can also use sketch pen/sparkle pen. Here I have simply drawn it with the gel pen. I have thought to colour it with sparkle pen but then I liked it in this way so I dropped the idea. It is totally upon you, if you want, you can colour it or simply left it like this.

Doodle design

Step 3: 

Again you can stop at step 2. But if you want you can tie the tassel like this. For this first, make a hole with the help of punching machine. Take a wool thread and make a knot. Insert thread in the needle and weave beads as shown in the picture. Keeping in mind the length of tassel insert the thread in a hole and wrap two to three times and secure it with the firm knot. Clean out the extra thread with a scissor. The beautiful and easy bookmark is now ready!

You can draw anything on the other side of this bookmark. I have kept it simple with hashtag and line of ‘Currently reading’ !

Tassel knot final 2

I hope you all have loved this tutorial. You can see that I have used all the material which are easily available at the home. So make this easy bookmark and twice the joy of reading!

Did you like this tutorial? Please let us know in the comment section below 🙂

Author: Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

    8 COMMENTS

  • Very cool ideas. Easy and simple as well… 🙂

    • Sheetal Maurya September 4, 2016 Reply

      Thank you Maniparna 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty September 4, 2016 Reply

    Great ideas. I would love to try them at home. Thanks for sharing, Sheetal 🙂

    • Sheetal Maurya September 4, 2016 Reply

      Thanks a lot Purba ! Do make it 🙂

  • SHIVANI SINGH September 4, 2016 Reply

    Wow!! this is cool. I’m gonna try it super soon 🙂

    • Sheetal Maurya September 4, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Shivani !! Do try it 🙂

  • Kavita Jain September 4, 2016 Reply

    nice post….
    thanks for sharing

    • Sheetal Maurya September 4, 2016 Reply

      I am glad that you liked it ! Welcome to our blog Kavita. 🙂

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