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DIY: How To Make Personalized Corner Bookmarks

Updated on April 7, 2012
Stop Reading Make More Hubs! :)
Stop Reading Make More Hubs! :) | Source

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 Materials
The Materials | Source
I. Gathering of Materials

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.

Cut a closed corner of the envelope
Cut a closed corner of the envelope | Source

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.

Designs!! | Source

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!



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    • Rehana Stormme profile image

      Rehana Stormme 5 years ago

      Really cool and easy to make! :)

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      inaniLoquence 5 years ago from Singapore

      @Angelo52, I did consider buying an ebook reader so many times before in order to make my life easier. However, I weighed the pros and cons and the cons overpowered the pros. You see, I'm more biased towards the good ole paper books, its smell and all. I do not think I would be totally happy with ebooks. But this corner bookmark would really save your ole books from wear and tear. :) Thanks for taking the time to pass by this hub. :))

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a great idea. Most of my books are now e-books for my kindle but I do get a few others now and then. This sure would save a lot of wear and tear on those corners. Great hub.

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      inaniLoquence 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi teaches12345, thank you! Anyone with a piece of envelope and five minutes can make this. Thanks for taking the time to let me know I've convinced you to make one. All the best! Belated Happy Easter, by the way! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You know this is so simple but I never would have thought of this handy little craft idea. I love it! I am going to make one tonight. Voted way up!

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      inaniLoquence 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Daughter Of Maat, thank you very much for voting this up and for commenting. Yes, this is a very easy project you and your daughter can make. I hope you both will enjoy making tons of it as much as I did. :)

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      Melissa Flagg OSC 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      I really liked this. I hate dog earring my pages but I'm generally too lazy to get up and grab a bookmark. These are so easy to make, I could put them all over the house! My daughter would love making these as well. Great hub! Voted up and useful.