Make Your Own Corner Bookmark

So, let’s say you’re reading a fantastic book. Perhaps and you don’t want to lose your place, or you need to mark something interesting. What do you do? NO! You do NOT fold down the corner of the page. Really! Actually, the right answer is to use a bookmark. Thankfully, these are very easy to make and look fantastic so you’ve really no excuse for that page folding nonsense anymore.


  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Decorations


  1. First, cut a square of paper—aim for about 4 × 4 inches
  2. Fold the bottom right-hand corner over to meet with the top left-hand corner. Unfold and repeat with the bottom left and top right. You should be left with four triangles marked out in creases.
  3. Use scissors to cut out the top triangle. Next, fold the left-hand triangle over the middle one, add glue to the top of this and fold the right-hand triangle over and hold it down firmly for the glue to stick.
  4. Now you just need to decorate your bookmark. Add eyes, nose and some teeth if you want to make an animal or monster that looks like they are chewing your book. Alternatively, you could use pretty paper and embellish it with someone’s initial, ribbons, sequins—whatever takes your fancy. In fact, these are so quick and easy you could make tons of different versions.

Tip: Make sure your bookmark decorations don’t stick out too much or you will make indents in your book pages.

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