Easy DIY Bookmarks

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I hosted a book exchange party a few weeks ago, and it was SO SO fun.  It’s been one of my favorite parties over the years, and I was excited to have new friends over and carry on the tradition here.  I promise I will share all the details about the party soon, but today I’m sharing the adorable & easy DIY bookmarks I made for the party favors.  SO easy, SO fast, and SO dang cute!

Easy & Adorable DIY Bookmarks | oldsaltfarm.com

I just love them.  And I’m not kidding when I tell you I made each one in less than a minute!  Only a few supplies, a few minutes, and you can have adorable bookmarks for yourself or for gifts. Or both. :) How fun to give these to teachers, friends or neighbors that you visit, as thank you or hostess gifts, party favors, or to anyone you know that loves to read.  You could personalize it for a teacher with their name, and the class year–how cute is that??!!

I monogrammed the bookmarks for each person in attendance at my party, and you could do the same, or stamp another cute saying, quote, arrow, or other graphic.  Whatever you like!


-canvas tags

-stamp and ink



I bought the tags at Michael’s, in the party and wrapping section, where all the matching party bags and bakers twine are.  They were around $4.50 for a pack of 12.  They are the perfect size, shape, and have the grommet that works really well for ribbon to slide through there and stay secure.

Easy & Adorable DIY Bookmark | oldsaltfarm.com

Tie the ribbon through the grommet and secure in a knot.

Use your stamp to add whatever embellishment you like! I just used a regular black ink pad, and it dried in a couple of minutes. I used a stamp by PSA Essentials that I adore.  It has a Stamp Body, then you can add/change different Peel and Stick Stamps. I have the Vanilla Alphabet Set, and I seriously use it all the time.  Love.

That’s it!  SO adorable!  The rough cost was around 40 cents a piece, but I already had the stamp and the ink.

I packaged them in cute brown gift sacks, stamped their initial on the front, and used washi tape to seal it.

Easy & Adorable DIY Bookmark | oldsaltfarm.com

They were so fun to give, and of course, I had to make one for myself. :)

Easy & Adorable DIY Bookmarks | oldsaltfarm.com


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  1. These are so darn cute! I think I’ll make some for my students for Valentine’s day. Did you purchase the brown paper bags at Michael’s too? Happy New Year!!!

  2. Kirstie, I admire you! Your posts are all wonderful ideas and I look forward to reading them. You are an inspiration to young and old alike. I make your ABC books for all of my grandchildren, one for birthday #2 and another for birthday #5 with a sentence to practice reading. I made your “Boo” Halloween tub full of books and I gave my granddaughter a crate full of wrapped holiday books for advent. I gave a Grandma Shower for my friend who became a grandma at age 67, inspired by many of your ideas. I also gave a Shower of Books for a pregnant relative. It will be fun to make these bookmarks and hear about your book exchange. Thank you so much!

    I wanted you to know that your posts are making a difference in many lives. Bless you and your family.

  3. Dear Kristie:
    What a genius and lovely bookmark. I’m in a book club at my local library and will definitely try to make these. Thank you for sharing and you are an inspiration to me, a faithful follower. Blessings together with wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you so much! It’s a perfect gift for a book club. :) I so appreciate your kind words, and thank you for reading. Truly. Happy New Year to you!! xoxo

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