Easy Book Page Bookmarks


Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Easy Book Page Bookmarks!

Hi Tombow friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft showing you a quick upcycled craft. Create easy book page bookmarks with Tombow TwinTone Markers and an old book page. It’s a fun craft for heading back to school, distance learning or homeschool.

We can all probably agree that this year (2020) has been one for the history books. Now, it’s more comforting than ever to get lost in a good book. What’s the best book you’ve read this year?

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Supplies Needed for Book Page Bookmarks:

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Step 1: Book Pages

Begin by cutting up pages of the book into strips 2.5 inches wide. It’s hard to cut into a good book, so find one with water damage, torn pages, already colored in or on its way to the trash.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Design 1: Floral Doodles

Use a straight edge to give the bookmark a border.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Then add flowers, leaves, vines and other doodles on the book page.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Keep it whimsical and fun!

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Once the bookmark is laminated, the colors really pop off the page!

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Design 2: Book Quote

Another fun idea is to add a hand lettered quote on the bookmark. Draw a squiggly border around the page.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Then, use the brush pen to letter your favorite quote. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed” –Orhan Pamuk

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

If you are new to hand lettering, check out this post on faux calligraphy for a great way to get started.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Then, add some highlights with the TwinTone Markers for a little pop of color.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Design 3: Lines

The final design is just adding lines to the book page. It’s the simplest technique, but I love the result. Use the broad tip on the TwinTone Marker and just underline or cross out the words.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Add more colors and give them a little overlapping of colors for the perfect rainbow striped bookmark.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Finally, run them through a laminating machine. It makes the colors burst off the page. If you don’t have access to a laminator, use a roll of packing tape to cover the bookmarks on both sides. Then, trim the extra plastic with scissors.

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

Which book page bookmark is your favorite? I love the variety of styles.

Great school craft:

Give each student a precut book page and have them decorate them and write their name on the back in pencil. Then, gather them and laminate them. Take them a step further and have students punch a hole and add a yarn tassel. Enjoy!

Easy Book Page Bookmarks - Natalie Shaw

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