Make Your Own Bookmark (fall-on-the-floor-proof)




Build your own (offline) Bookmark for you, your friend for mother's day or everything else you can think of.

This bookmark will hold your book together, will spare your book and will not fall out, if your book falls onto the floor.


Step 1: Supllies

What you need is:

  • some cardboard, a ruler, anythig you can get a hole in and you want to use as bookmark. (I used a cardboard with a printed-on ruler, you never know, when you can need a ruler.) or you cann follow this Instructable.
  • rubber band or elastic thread
  • a scissor, drill, or a hole puncher
  • a book you read and which you can bookmark with your new bookmark
  • optional: duct tape
  • not optional but mandatory: instructable sticker

Step 2: Prepare the Cardboard

You can glue wallpaper on your cardboard or just print the motive you like onto stiff cardboard. Or you cann follow this Instructable. I just used duct tape to cover the advertisement on my cardboard (size and form fitted my expectations already). And finished the "design" with an instructables sticker.

Step 3: Digg a Hole

Put a hole on the upper side of your almost finished bookmark.
I used a screwdriver for the hole and widened it with the tip of a scissor.

Step 4: Fill It Up.

Thread the elastic through the hole. It should have double the length of your bookmark.
Go round the bookmark with the rubber band and knot bot ends together.
Cut the overlaying piece of thread.

Step 5: Use It.

Use your bookmark. Lay it into your book, let the elastic hang out. Close the book, and put the rubber band around the closed book. That's it.
Easy, simple but effective.

Have fun with it. And rate and comment. Also I would be pleased to see your designs.



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    22 Discussions


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    or if not so lucky you can make it DIY in Photoshop, and the printed...I do it all the time ( not with this specific sticker)


    10 years ago on Step 5

    Nice. very practical and useful idea. :)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I made one with this little slim calculator that came free with a pack of biros and I stuck the calculator onto the ruler(in a way so That I could still use the ruler properly)Then poked a hole (reeeeeeaaaaaaalllllllyyyy slowly) using the point of a compass. I use this bookmark for maths class! REALLY COOL INSTRUCTIBLE!!!!!!!!!

    knarxConstructo Man

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I got them directly from, because one of my instructable (the horse radish) was featured in the newsletter. Thanks again to the team...


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I like how simple this is, along with you using the Instructables sticker. Nice Job!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I believe that is "Proof" ;D Very nice! Excellent pictures! 4/5 stars I hate when I lose my spot in my book...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Of course it is proof. I should go to bed - now. Thanks for the hint.