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DIY Candy Cane Bookmarks

Updated on December 21, 2018
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Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts with a special theme.

These are lot of fun to make during the Christmas season. Even though these candy cane crafts are not edible, they are festive addition this holiday. Candy cane bookmarks are a great kids or family DIY project to add to the home library.

Candy Cane Bookmark

This is a relatively easy bookmark to make, and takes inexpensive items to craft it.

You will Need:

  • White and red craft felt
  • Small red pom poms
  • Red thread
  • Hot glue

Step 1

Cut the shape of a candy cane out of white felt. This bookmark may be any size, for this example I cut the white felt roughly six inches long.

Cut the shape of a candy cane, out of white craft felt.
Cut the shape of a candy cane, out of white craft felt.

Step 2

Cut strips of tiny red felt. About half a centimeter in width and long enough to fit on the candy cane.

Cut thin little strips of red felt.
Cut thin little strips of red felt.

Step 3

Glue red strips on to the white candy cane.

It is alright if the strips are a little too long. After hot gluing them to the white cane, simply trip edges with scissors.
It is alright if the strips are a little too long. After hot gluing them to the white cane, simply trip edges with scissors.
Space them on the cane as evenly as possible.
Space them on the cane as evenly as possible.

Step 4

Glue red thread to the back of, the top of cane.

Hot glue thread, to the back of the felt.
Hot glue thread, to the back of the felt.

Step 5

Glue tiny pom poms to the tops of thread.

Use tiny pom poms to glue to the ends of the thread.
Use tiny pom poms to glue to the ends of the thread.

All done! This is a perfect candy cane bookmark for the Christmas season.

Lollipop Bookmark

Candy Cane themed bookmark.
Candy Cane themed bookmark.

Lollipop bookmarks are fun and easy to make. Ideal for the pages of children’s books.

You Will Need:

  • Lollipop Stick
  • Red and white Paint
  • Pom Pom
  • Hot Glue

Us any size of lollipop you wish. This is a medium sized lollipop stick and a large pom pom.

Paint lollipop stick white. Let dry!

Paint lollipop stick white.
Paint lollipop stick white.

Paint red stripes down the lollipop stick.

Pain red stripes on to the lollipop stick. I painted slanted stripes to give an effect.
Pain red stripes on to the lollipop stick. I painted slanted stripes to give an effect.

Glue big pom pom on the top of the lollipop stick.

Glue large pom pom on to the top.
Glue large pom pom on to the top.

Finished! It may be placed between the pages of a book.

Felt Candy Cane Bookmark

This is an excellent bookmark for a Christmas novel collection.

You will need:

  • Red and White felt
  • Red Yarn
  • Tassel (Color is optional)
  • Hot Glue

Step 1

Like the first bookmark! Cut candy cane out of white felt. Cut strips out of red felt, and glue on to the white candy cane.

Step 2

Cut a piece of 7 inches by 2 and a quarter inches out of red felt.

Cut red felt the 7 by 2 and a quarter inches.
Cut red felt the 7 by 2 and a quarter inches.

Step 3

Glue the candy cane on to the red felt. It has a festive appearance if it is glued at an angle.

Glue candy cane on to red felt.
Glue candy cane on to red felt.

Step 4

Glue one end of yarn to the back of bookmark. Then slip tassel onto the thread. I chose my homemade green and red tassel, but any tassel will do. Then glue other end of yarn to the front side of bookmark.

Yarn works well for this bookmark. I used a shiny yarn, but soft red yarn works as well.
Yarn works well for this bookmark. I used a shiny yarn, but soft red yarn works as well.
This is a homemade tassel, but tassels can be found in craft stores. This one is a two colored red and green tassel, however the color of tassel is optional.
This is a homemade tassel, but tassels can be found in craft stores. This one is a two colored red and green tassel, however the color of tassel is optional.
Slip tassel through yarn, and glue the end on the front of bookmark.
Slip tassel through yarn, and glue the end on the front of bookmark.

All done! This candy cane bookmark may be placed in a favorite novel.

It may be placed between the pages of a book, to mark what has been read.
It may be placed between the pages of a book, to mark what has been read.

Enjoy these DIY candy cane bookmarks. Merry Christmas!

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