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News from the Bastelabor: Great DIY ideas for bookmark tinkering

With these simple tutorials for some funny bookmark crafting you can leave the ugly dog-ears in the past!

You often fall into this trap: you are sitting in the sofa bed, wrapped in a cuddly blanket, deepened in reading your favorite book. Your cellphone rings and you leave the book fast. When you have finished the phone call, take the book but there is no bookmark. So you have to read through several pages again to find the right place in the book. Do not damage the leaves with the ugly dog-ears, instead, you can make some fulminante bookmarks and solve the problem easily. Enjoy reading with our great DIY ideas for homemade bookmarks in different styles.

Make Practical Bookmarks – The Band Bookmark is your best bet

Make Practical Bookmarks - The Band Bookmark is your best bet



If you are a bookworm, you know the problem with the usual bookmarks. They fall off the books, or disappear in the pages of the book. Today we present the final solution to your problems – the manual for the ribbon bookmark Crafting. This stunning bookmark captivates with its elasticity and practicality. Forget the dog-ears that spoil the leaves of the book and make this great ribbon bookmark.

Necessary materials:

The guide for the ribbon bookmark Crafting



  • Ribbons in different patterns and colors (width 1.5 cm)
  • colorful hairbands
  • colorful buttons
  • scissors
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Step 1:

The ribbon bookmark tinkering in a few steps

Cut the ribbon in some strips with a length of 18 cm. That’s the average size of the book. Wrap one end of the tape 0.5 cm and sew.

Step 2:

Step by Step Guide for Band - Bookmark

This step looks similar, but do not forget to wrap the band around the hair band. Now you can sew.

Step 3:

How can you make a ribbon bookmark?  - The answer is on zenideen.com



So that’s one end of the tape bookmark ready. You are halfway to the end of the guide.

Step 4:

Simple instructions for band bookmarks can be found here!

Using the sewing needle and thread, sew a button at the end of the tape.

The result: This is what this great band bookmark looks like!  Just beautiful!

The result: This is what these great band bookmarks look like! Just beautiful!

The band bookmark – a true combination of style and purpose!

The band bookmark - a true combination of style and purpose!

Make a pen holder and bookmark – easy to use instructions with a stunning result

Make a pen holder and bookmark - easy to use instructions with a stunning result

Is there anything more comfortable than this 2 in 1 combination – pen holder and bookmark? With our instructions you can make this bookmark yourself. Just follow the steps below.

So it goes on with the necessary materials:

So it goes on in the instructions for the bookmark with the necessary materials:

  • 2 strips of fabric – 5,50 x 20 cm (the bookmark itself)
  • 1 strip of fabric – 5,50 x 25 cm (the pen holder bag)
  • Rubber band – 2.50 x 35 cm

Step 1: Iron the strips of cloth

Great instructions for making bookmarks

Step 2:

Make 2 in 1 bookmarks

Take the fabric strip for the pen holder bag and fold it in half and sew the folded end once.

Step 3:

Learn how to make a cool and practical 2in1 bookmark

Put one of the larger strips of fabric on the table. Then put the rubber band in the middle and sew.

Sew a 2 in 1 bookmark

That’s how it should look after sewing.

Step 4:

A step by step guide for crafting 2 in 1 bookmarks

The bookmark is everted through the existing opening. After that iron the bookmark.

Step 5:

A step by step guide to sewing 2 in 1 bookmarks

Bend the fabric of the opening inwards and sew as shown in the photo.

Step 6:

Follow these great instructions for making bookmarks and creating a real art

Quilt all edges of the bookmark.

Step 7:
Make a bookmark in 7 steps

Make a decorative stitching in the middle of the bag.

And here is the final product:

The 2 in 1 bookmark - pretty and practical

A stunning paper bookmark that equally motivates and helps

A stunning paper bookmark that motivates and helps you alike

You can buy beautiful bookmarks or order from internet, but the joy of crafting is missing. Everything that is done yourself needs your love, time and effort. Crafted bookmarks cost a hundred times more than purchased. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make bookmarks that are perfect for a romantic book. This stunning bookmark in combination with an interesting book also fits especially well for a great one gift for Valentines Day.

This stunning bookmark in combination with an interesting book will also go great with a great Valentine's Day gift.

How should you make this corner bookmark?

The manual is not time consuming. You only need:

  • colorful patterned paper for folding
  • a clever saying
  • printer
  • Cardboard sheets
  • scissors

and of course a pinch of love!

So it goes on!

Read the full instructions for this heart bookmark here

  1. Cut a square (16 cm) of paper.
  2. Fold the sheet diagonally in the middle and again in the opposite direction.
  3. Fold the top edge to the center break.
  4. Bend the bottom edge onto the folded end.
  5. Fold the two sides (left and right) towards the middle kink.
  6. Capsize the heart and fold the tips inside.
  7. Make another heart and glue them together, creating a small free space where the cardboard sheet can stick with the spell.

The perfect gift for your best friend looks like this!

The perfect gift for your best friend looks like this!  - great instructions for making bookmarks

Other great ideas for bookmark crafting that are suitable for kids

Other great ideas for bookmark crafting that are suitable for kids

Required materials:

Make bookmarks with children

The guide for the head

Great ideas for bookmark tinkering with detailed instructions

The instructions for the body

Interesting ideas for bookmark crafting that are suitable for children

Bookmark for printing

Great bookmarks for printing

Great bookmarks for kids to print

Coloring pages for great bookmarks to print

For children suitable template for coloring, which can turn into pretty bookmarks

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