How to make an adorable paper bookmark – plus free printable!

This morning while zipping through my Pinterest account for inspiration, I stumbled across some cute paper bookmarks.

Before I knew it I was in the Pinterest vortex clicking mindlessly like a zombie from pin to pin, caught up in paper craft ideas, heading straight for a bad case of browser bends*.

*Browser bends, similar to decompression sickness, the sensation experienced after spending unplanned time browsing the internet and not realising how you ended up on a site selling weight loss formula made out of bananas and cow poop.

Anyhoo, I loved the bookmarks so much I decided to make my own version (of course it had to be a pooch, I’m a sucker for the four-legged critters!). I think they turned out pretty cute which is why I thought I’d share them with you!

They’re really easy to assemble, but here’s some quick instructions:

1. Download the PDF.


2. Print onto fairly stiff cardstock.

3. Cut along solid lines, including along the edge of the tongue.

4. Fold flaps over along dotted line.

5. Glue the flaps together.

6. You’re bookmark is ready!

Tip: The little black and white pooch is perfect for adding your own colour!

Go forth and bookmark!

40 thoughts on “How to make an adorable paper bookmark – plus free printable!

  1. Really cute, Lisa. Thanks for sharing.
    I need to get back to doing some digital artwork! I always enjoy your updates and posts.\

  2. Thanks so much Lisa. They will be perfect lunch box surprises for my grand kids. I have several of your kits, all delightful. Looking forward to your new creation.

    1. Aw!! That’s so lovely to hear! I hope they enjoy the little surprise Thank you so much for your continued business and support, it means the world to me xx

  3. Thank you so much for this cute book marks! I just love them and will use it for myself as well as using them for the books I purchased for my little grand child! 🙂

  4. Lisa! Fabulous so cute! Love! Can’t wait to see what pops up from you on DC…it’s my favorite place for content so can’t wait. My thanks and keep designing!
    ~Lady T

  5. Thank you!! And enjoy your hike 😉 You deserve a break…. but can’t wait to see your new project!!!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin! Really looking forward to the hike! Only a few more sleeps before I finally launch my new pack

    1. Thank you so much Bernadette! I’m really looking forward to spending time with friends and family on such a beautiful trail, should be good! I’m super excited about my new collection, so I hope you’ll love it

  6. Just discovered this adorable bookmark and I’m off to make mine right now. Thanks for sharing this with us x

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