20+ Easy DIY Bookmark Ideas To Make At Home!

Hello friends! Today I’m rounding up some Easy DIY Bookmark Ideas that you can make at home. DIY Bookmarks are a smaller canvas to explore and try out new art techniques. It’s also a great idea to use up any excess paint you might have squeezed out onto your paint palette and don’t want to waste it.

DIY bookmark ideas

What kind of paper can I use to make bookmarks?

To make a bookmark, you want to use paper that has a bit of weight. Think cardstock or any kind of heavier paper. A 140lb watercolor paper is great for making bookmarks that you paint art onto. A super heavy 350lb paper makes a sturdy bookmark that won’t bend easily.

bookmarks from watercolor paper

What size should bookmarks be?

DIY Bookmarks often measure 2.25 by 7 inches. You can make a shorter bookmark of 2 by 6 inches instead if that works better.

10+ DIY bookmark Ideas to make at home!

Today I am sharing 10 simple ideas for colorful DIY bookmarks that you can make at home.

Learn how to paint these Ganesha bookmarks using any watercolor cakes of your choice! Video included.

Ganesha bookmark tutorial

Watercolor Tree Bookmark:

These easy watercolor tree bookmarks are so colorful and relaxing to make. Make not one, but 2 DIY Bookmarks at once!

rainbow tree bookmarks

Halloween Bookmarks

I love to include a stack of these halloween bookmarks next to the candy I put out on Halloween. So many kids love reading and always take one!


I love this colorful Halloween doodle bookmark idea by Creatively Beth! Such a punny quote for Halloween!

halloween bookmark idea

Galaxy Bookmarks

A fun experiment in color, these galaxy bookmark watercolor are a fun technique to try! Make 3 DIY bookmarks at once.

galaxy watercolor bookmarks

Valentine Bookmarks

A great class project, these Valentine bookmarks are fun to put together!

valentine bookmark craft

Bookmarks With Stamped Images

Skip the inky fingers and try stamping with markers to make these beautiful tulip bookmarks! Who says stamps are only for card making?

Stamping with markers tulip stamp waffle craft

Rainbow Bookmark

Paint a beautiful rainbow bookmark using the Watercolor Salt Technique to create unique texture!

watercolor rainbow bookmark

Felt Bookmarks

These felt bookmarks are so cozy, soft, and easy to make! You will want to run your fingers over this over and over again. The felt also makes for a super sturdy bookmark!

SmithaKatti FeltBookmark1

Watercolor Bookmarks

Have your kids grab a white crayon and then paint these Watercolor bookmarks with hidden messages of their choice!

diy watercolor bookmarks

Download these Bookmarks To Color, pull out your colored pencils or markers, and enjoy some relaxing coloring time!


Book Tracker Printable

Download and enjoy this Book Tracker Printable to keep in line with your reading goals!


Mixed Media Bookmarks

Pull out all of your leftover papers, embellishments, and pieces to make these Mixed media bookmarks

mixed media bookmarks

Superhero Bookmark

A DIY bookmark after my heart! This superhero bookmark is perfect for a super reader!

super hero bookmark

Heart Shaped Bookmark

Make something unique to mark your page like in this Heart Shaped Bookmarks video!

heart shaped bookmark

Winter Bookmark

Learn to paint a winter scene onto a bookmark during a snowy cold afternoon.

painting a winter scene

Printable bookmarks

And if you need more ideas I have 40+ FREE printable bookmarks that you can download and color! Print a bunch of these onto cardstock, pull out your favorite colored pencils, and enjoy!

Printable Free Bookmarks

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Conclusion: Why You Should Make Simple DIY bookmarks

If you find a blank sketchbook page daunting, try these easy DIY bookmark ideas- they are smaller in size, have a unique elongated rectangle canvas and are easy to complete in one setting. Bonus, you can carry your art around and use it to mark your page!

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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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