10 Quick & Easy Diy Bookmark ideas Anyone Can Do! + Felt Heart Bookmark Tutorial

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I was inspired by an easy diy project I saw. I knew I had some left over felt from a few projects. I also had recently bought some lace ribbon packs in Michaels Crafts Store dollar section. Along with these cute wood buttons and flags. I love encouraging reading. All my kids big and small are the biggest readers. Although the bigger ones have i Pads or other online reading tools, like me they still like holding a real book in their hands. Now there is another generation of readers in the family coming so I decided to do a spin off the project that I saw to create a gift they can use. Maybe you will want to make your own felt bookmarks.

Get creative decorating them with gluing, iron on s, glitter glue sequins and buttons. It’s so easy! No worries if you can’t sew you can either create them by using clear drying glue and even hand stitching. I’ll point you in the right direction!

Now on to sharing the first of a few bookmarks I am making and after the tutorial 9 other easy bookmark diys!

Create your own bookmark_bookmark in a book_

The supplies you need  for this felt bookmark diy are just a few:

  • Felt
  • Clear drying glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
  • Scissors
  • Thin piece of recycled card board
  • Embellishments -buttons, glitter glue, sequins, iron on s, lace, ribbon
  • Sewing machine & thread (optional)

Valentines Day Book Mark_ Book Mark_ diy_supplies

One piece of felt from the craft store can easily make at least two. Typically it’s super inexpensive there, although the felt isn’t the high quality wool felt. You would need to order that online if you wanted to make them extra special. Honestly the felt from the craft store turns out just fine and are perfect for kids to use! You can make a few and still have left over supplies probably for under $10.

To make these book marks:

  • Cut two pieces of felt 9 x 3 inches & cut one cardboard piece the same size just trim slightly smaller to fit inside of bookmark  ( 9 inches long, 3 inches wide cut two of felt, one of cardboard)
  • Cut One piece of felt 5 x 1 inch ( 5 inches long, 1 inch wide cut one) Fold this in half and glue together
  • Take the two pieces of 9 x 3 felt and sew around from side across top and down the other side. (if not sewing glue pieces and let them dry & keep following same directions only gluing)
  • Next slip cardboard into sewn felt up from the bottom, insert hang tag (glued 5 x 1/2 inch piece) to bottom edge slightly inside where you will be sewing or gluing
  • Sew across bottom with cardboard insert and hang tag inside seam area
  • Sew or glue a cut out felt heart to end of hang tag (cut to size you like) To get the perfect heart cut a square of felt, fold in half and start cutting heart shape from bottom to top rounding heart shape at top then open

Close up felt book mark with lace_ felt bookmark_Finish by:

  • Gluing lace (or ribbon) on outside
  • Add wood heart button
  • Adding silver or gold glitter glue

Wrap it up or insert your felt bookmark into a new book and you have an instant gift!

Felt handmade Bookmark in a book_

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    1. Hi Heather, I agree you can do so many different styles. I put this one together really quickly to bring with me for my granddaughter on Valentines Day. I want to get some wool felt and make some more. It’s a great quick & easy project.

  1. Hi from The Sits Girls Link-up,

    I love this idea! I enjoy making book marker. These are adorable! You can customize them in so many colors Thanks for this quick and easy craft project. I can’t wait to make my mine:)

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