- Arts and Design
DIY: How To Make Personalized Corner Bookmarks
Creating bookmarks is as easy as 1-2-3!
There are a kabillion types of bookmarks in the world. The easiest way, which we all have done at least once in our life, is the corner page folding. However, this is not a great way to treat your darling books. The best way is to make use of bookmarks!
One type of bookmark is the homemadeone where it is usually made of a piece of cardboard or construction paper (or any paper that is harder than your newspaper). I made a hub about how to make homemade vintage bookmarks recently. I did this with the use two of the most unsuspecting materials we can find in most kitchens-- tea and coffee. So if you are interested in making one, do click this link-- DIY: How To Make Vintage Bookmarks.
Another would be the corner bookmarks (see main photo above) which is so easy to make and equally easy to use.
Read on to find out how to make it in about five or so minutes. Amazing or what?
The first thing you should do is to gather the materials. There are no right or wrong things to use. Be artistic! Use anything that your heart fancies.
In my case, I used a piece of mail envelope, scissors and coloured pens. Depending on what design you have in mind, customize and gather the necessary materials.
II. Cutting of the Envelope
The second thing you should do is to cut one of the two closed corners of the envelope such that you will have a triangle as a result.
Now, you have the option to either use it as is as a corner bookmark OR you can personalized it by putting cute designs.
III. I call this "artifying" your bookmark
This is the crucial last step here. Depending on what design you have, it may take you two seconds or two hours to finish. In my case, I chose to write some words on it to remind me that I need to be more active on Hubpages. I have been reading tons of books lately and clean forgot that I have to write more hubs. Pretty easy and straight-forward, no?
Now, use it!