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How to make your own bookmark

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There’s one thing a book lover can never have enough of and that’s a bookmark!  Today I’m showing you an easy paper folding technique which folds into a bookmark in seconds.  It isn’t expensive and you can make it as personal as you want to, stamping it with your own creativity.

The paper doesn’t have to be a specific type of paper as any will work however the heavier the paper the more solid and long lasting it will be.  I use paper crafting paper which is heavyweight 160GSM,  acid and lignin free.  Colourful origami paper would be ideal to use if you’re wanting to add your own design.

 How to make your own bookmark

Here’s how to do it:

  • You will need a square piece of paper ideally sized 15cm x 15cm

 

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  • Make sure you have it placed in a diamond shape to work the folds

 

 

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  • Fold the bottom corner to the top corner

 

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  • Take the bottom right corner to the top corner of the triangle

 

 

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  • Repeat on the left side

 

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The photo below is how your bookmark should look now.

 

 

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  • Open it up again and bring ONE of the top corners to the centre at the bottom

 

 

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Your bookmark should now be looking the same as the photo below.

 

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  • Take the right side bottom corner towards the top of the triangle

 

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  • Tuck it behind the fold you have just made

 

 

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Almost there!  One more step.

  • Repeat on the left side

 

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And that’s it!

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I love using these bookmarks.  When you’re reading you can place them on any surface as they lay flat.  The bookmark doesn’t take up a lot of room and it will keep your place, even when you put it in your bag.

Why not get your children making them too – they would love to use something they’ve made (and it might boost a waning interest).  You could have all sorts of fun doodling and decorating.

Download the PDF version so you can print it out and follow the step by step guide.

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Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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