Introduction: Make Your Own Picture Bookmarks

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, and…

Some say that the best gifts are homemade, meaning that they come straight from the heart. And these homemade bookmarks are just that! No matter the obsessions: characters, favorite photos, pets, etc, these bookmarks will help to save a place in your next reading adventure...and keep you company at the same time!

Step 1: Materials List

First, you will need to gather some materials to make these bookmarks. They are:

  • several images printed off from your computer
  • scissors
  • clear contact paper
  • flat thin cardboard
  • ribbons
  • glue stick (not shown)

Step 2: Prep Images

First, gather up some of your favorite images you want to use for your bookmarks. These are some that I've printed off, but I will show you my Top 4 picks at the very end.

Step 3: Glue Down Image

Now, cut out your image and use your glue stick to adhere it down to a piece of thin cardboard. You can make this any size that you want, maybe no more than 3 inches wide and no more than 6 inches long. Mine will come out to be 3 x 5.5 inches.

Step 4: Cover Up

Once the glue dries, flip the image over and lay it face down on the sticky side of a piece of clear contact paper. Then, fold it in. My best trick is to cut off the corners so they'll be easier for you to fold in.

Step 5: Final Touches

For the final touches, punch a small hole about 1/2" off the top, and thread a piece of ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon in place, and your bookmarks are done!

Step 6: Homemade at Its Best

These are the images I chosen for my bookmarks:

  • My Sesame Street Home Video: Sing Along
  • The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: An Eye for a Tooth
  • Duran Duran Music Life Magazine
  • Mark Reid's Classic Sugar Skull Face Paint
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