DIY Bookmarks that stay in place

Does it annoy you when your bookmarks slip out and you’re back to square one? My one rule when making DIY bookmarks: they must have a way to secure them in place. It doesn’t have to be SECURE secure, so that it won’t slip out if you really try. I’ve totally given up on toddler-proofing my bookmarks. But I like it when there’s something more than just a paper slipped in – something to keep it somewhat fixed. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

So, I decided to share with you two ways to make DIY bookmarks from crafts sticks so that they stay in place.

 

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

You can actually use my methods on any bookmarks – they’re super easy and versatile. I used one of the methods on ribbons a while ago, and came up with a new one that wouldn’t work on ribbon but works on craft sticks and many other materials.

 

Method 1: Use lightweight magnets to fix it in place. You don’t want to go too strong, because they you’ll tear the book, but basic promotional magnets like I used are perfect (put your plumber on speed dial first, especially if you’re a toddler mom…)

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

Method 2: Simply bind two of the same craft sticks on top so that it hooks over the page. If you slide it all the way down to where you connected it, it’s secure enough that it won’t slip out.

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

The possibilities of what you can do with these DIY  bookmarks are endless. I decorated them with craft tape – an easy and clean option if you’re doing this with a crowd, and for tweens and teens. You can paint it, use glitter glue for younger children. Try stickers, stick-on gems (on the top only), decoupaged paper…. You can even try wood burning and do this with grown-ups!

 

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

Watch the video below to see how I’ve done it, or scroll down for the step-by-step and materials:

 

 

 

What you need to make DIY bookmarks that stay in place:

 


How to make DIY bookmarks from craft sticks – method 2:

 

1. Wrap some tape around two craft sticks (or decorate however you’d like.)

 Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

2. Trim around the rounded corners and fix in place.

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

3. Stack your two craft sticks with the undecorated side facing inward, and tape close to the top, leaving about 1 cm above the taped section. That’s it!

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

How to make DIY bookmarks from craft sticks – method 1:

 

1. Cut strips of magnet to fit your craft sticks.

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

2. Glue them onto the craft sticks toward the bottom. You can do it along the whole craft stick if you want, but you don’t have to – it will work without.

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

3. I decorated this one using washi tape slightly wider than the craft stick, but mix and match the two styles as you’d like.

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

4. Trim around the rounded tip…

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

 

5. And decorate with more tape around the top if you want.

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

 

Use this one by placing them on either side of the page you’re up to and letting the magnets hold them in place.

Isn’t that clever?

 

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

Make some fun DIY bookmarks that actually stay in place - using two fun methods! The craft stick bookmarks are a fun popsicle stick craft for kids of all ages - from toddler to teen!

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