Paint Chip Bookmarks DIY

Last Updated on January 7, 2023 by ellen

Check out these paint chip bookmarks! These homemade bookmarkers are a fun craft that you can use to keep your place in your favorite book.

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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.So, I decided that it was time to make some pretty bookmarks to hold my page instead.

Paint chips bookmark DIY

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.

Finally, 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.

You may enjoy these easy rock painting designs.

Materials for paint chip bookmarks

  • Paint chip color strips
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Scrapbook paper that matches the paint chip strip
  • Scraps of ribbon or yarn
  • Rubber stamps
  • Inkpad

Paint chips bookmark DIY


  • Cut the scrapbook 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 scrapbook 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?

Paint Chip Bookmark DIY

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6 thoughts on “Paint Chip Bookmarks DIY

  1. I’ve used most everything for bookmarks but my magazine paper perfume samples are my fave since they smell so good. I can also jot down notes on the sample if it’s not too dark of color. This is an awesome idea–I love paint sample strips and must also get a butterfly stamp post haste! I have lots of Christmas stamps so need to expand! Pinning this–thanks.

  2. I love this idea! I’ve been picking up books a lot more lately and I do the same. I lay my books face down. Not only would these make great bookmarks for me, but also for my friends who appreciate re-purposing! {pinned with love}

  3. This is such a cute idea! My boys would love to make bookmarks like this! We have a ton of old paint chip markers around the house. Perfect rainy day project!

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