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I have a bad habit of bending the spine flat to leave my book face down and mark the page I’m on. I know that’s not good for the book and I frequently lose my place when someone moves the book and closes it. I decided that it was time to make some pretty bookmarks to hold my page instead.
Paint Chip Bookmarks DIY
I have a stack of paint chips leftover from a painting project so I thought they would make a nice background for a bookmark. I just adhered them to a piece of cardstock and then stamped a design on the front of the paint chip. I used a pretty ribbon scrap instead of a tassel at the end. I thought it was pretty neat that the color I chose was for the paint color “Fluttering Monarch” and I stamped butterflies on it.
- Paint chip color strips
- Hole punch
- Glue stick
- Scrap book paper that matches the paint chip strip
- Scraps of ribbon or yarn
- Rubber stamps
- Ink pad
- Cut the scrap book paper so that it is just a tiny bit larger than the paint chip strip – all the way around
- Stamp the design you’ve chosen on the paint chip strip and allow to dry completely
- Glue it to the scrap book paper, centering it carefully
- Punch a hole in the top
- Tie yarn or ribbon scraps at the top of the bookmark using the hole you just punched
How do you mark your page in your favorite book?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 21-year-old son and 25-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies and play games. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.