DIY: Autumn Bookmarks

We are on a bookmark roll this month and we love it! Do you? This DIY project was written by Amber from Trapeze Paper Crafts on YouTube. Follow along to learn how to make your own homemade bookmark.

There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a great book. So many things in Autumn remind me of being calm and peaceful in the comfort of my own home. There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of coffee, a cozy blanket and a good book. I love giving little handmade gifts to my family and friends throughout the holidays. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and I have a lot of book lovers in my life, so I decided to use some old book pages to create these Autumnal bookmarks. I used very simple supplies and scraps of ribbon to create these adorable handmade gifts. I looked in my craft stash for some fall scrapbook paper and found some book pages that I was willing to cut up.
The bookmarks turned out so adorable and they look so handmade and organic. These are a great favor for book clubs and tea parties! Slipping them in a clear sleeve not only protects them but also gives such a stunning presentation. I will be also making these for my upcoming craft fair. The clear sleeves are perfect for that and I will be sure to sell them all!

Materials and Tools:

  • Permanent Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Neutral colored solid cardstock
  • Book page
  • Fall themed scrapbook paper
  • Variety of ¼ inch fall themed ribbon
  • Crinkled seam binding (or stretchy ribbon)
  • Tag topper punch (or you can angle your corners with scissors and use a hole punch)
  • 3/16 eyelet
  • Cropodile (or any eyelet setter)
  • Distress Ink (with distress tool…I used Tim Holtz walnut stain.)
  • Clear Sleeves: B2X8SNF


Step 1:

Cut your cardstock, book page, and scrapbook paper down to 2×7.

Step 2:

Glue all the pieces together, sandwiching the solid cardstock in the middle.

Step 3:

Punch the top of your bookmark with the tag topper punch.

Step 4:

Insert and set the eyelet

Step 5:

Choose 4 ribbons and cut them down to the desired length. Slip all four ends into the eyelet hole and fold them in half to create a tassel-like look.

Step 6:

Tie the seam binding around all the ribbons to secure them tightly. Tie a double knot. Trim the ribbons if desired.

Step 7:

Ink all the edges, front and back, with the distress ink to give the bookmark an aged/vintage look.

Step 8:

Slip the bookmark into your clear sleeve and enjoy giving these as gifts!

And done! What did you think? Let us know in the comments and make sure to tag us on social media if you try this out.
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