DIY Bookmarks & 3 Clever Repurposed Book Ideas

Today I’m sharing DIY Bookmarks & 3 Clever Repurposed Book Ideas for winter indoor projects.

I enjoy reading but I absolutely love books in general! I learned to love books as a child when my parents gave me Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women for Christmas when I was about 9 years old. It remains my all time favorite book. 

Easy DIY Bookmarks & 3 Clever Repurposed Book

Reading is knowledge

DIY bookmarks are a fun project for adults and children especially during the winter months while shut inside. The children may be a little more likely to enjoy reading when they get to use the fun bookmarks they made themselves.

El’s Journey created these Ribbon Book Marks by repurposing old tissue boxes! Super simple to make with only scissors, ribbon, glue and the tissue boxes.

Els Ribbon book marks Make Your Own Bookmarks

Tally’s Treasury made these adorable and quite popular Page Corner Bookmarks.

Tallystreasury Monster Bookmarks Make Your Own Bookmarks

These can be made with only paper, scissors, glue, pencil and a few decorative pieces of your choice. A nice twist to this page corner bookmark is to make them with any decorative paper, without the monster eyes. Be creative!

These cute little Craft Stick Bookmarks are demonstrated by They are a fun project for the kiddos with only a few simple supplies needed.

Craft Stick bookmarks from crafts by amanda


I really like the possibilities of the Hairband bookmarker, so many colors and patterns to choose from! This simple tutorial is shared by Mish Mashed Mama. There is sewing involved but only a couple of stitches by hand.

Hairband bookmark has a very easy tutorial on how to make Magnetic bookmarkers. Magnetic bookmarkers

~ The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.  ~Mark Twain

 These magnetic bookmarks were made by Craftinge.blogspot using Washi tape!

Amazingly beautiful are these Hymn Page Feather’s over at These beauties may require a little more work but will be such fun to hold your pages!

Hymn Feather Bookmark

Repurpose Projects for old books

Just a few great ways to repurpose old books! I cannot bear the thoughts of throwing away a book! Can you?

Craft a Purse or file folder using old book binders and manila folders. Great for coupons. Tutorial by

Perfect for tax season is this accordion file folder made over with an old book cover. So cute! From

Repurposed book cover accordion file folder by Just Something I Made

This creative repurposed book lamp is awesome and so unique! All of the instructions including step by step pictures are available from HGTV here.

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Hi, I'm Shirley; recipe creator, enthusiastic crafter, even more enthusiastic beginner sewist, flower gardener, and penny pincher from way back.
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  1. Hi Shirley. Love the post. It’s so great to see all the ideas and to feel that I’m a part of the crafting community. Neat to see that several of us have similar ideas right? Also nice to see these all in one place. Thanks for putting it all together.
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  2. We are the same person, Shirley! I love to read and have been an avid reader since the first grade!

    I made pumpkins from book pages to use as part of my centerpiece this past Thanksgiving. Everyone was very impressed!

    I love all of the fun ideas you have showcased today, especially the lamp. Love it!
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