Beaded Bookmarks

Here is a simple and inexpensive homemade gift to add to a birthday or Christmas card. These bookmarks are small, flat and lightweight, making them perfect for posting with cards. As our school year is almost finished we will be making them for our teacher appreciation gifts.

To make a Beaded Bookmark you will need an assortment of decorative beads, ribbon, needle nosed pliers and wire. The wire needs to be thin enough to fit through the holes but thick enough to hold it’s shape. I used 0.7mm (0.26″). The thin end of the bookmark is designed to slip inside the spine of the book. For this section I used small, tubular beads. If you cannot find tubular beads, try using small round beads. This will produce a slightly bulkier bookmark. Click here for full instructions (Pdf)

Or words to that effect...

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20 Responses to Beaded Bookmarks

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  4. Kara says:

    Love these bookmarks! Thanks for sharing at our first Shine on Fridays link party. I hope you’ll be back tomorrow.

  5. With all the blog parties out there, and at one of the busiest times of the year, it means an awful lot that you take the time to share your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesdays at Rook No. 17!


  6. Melanie says:

    So great- especially for teens/tweens. Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  7. What a great gift idea! I have a lot of book lovers in my family who would love this. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share with my readers. Thanks!

  8. Priya says:

    Very cute beaded bookmarks… perfect gift for everyone during the holidays

  9. great gift idea for the kids to make! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  10. Oh how pretty and they make a lovely gift!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  11. Q @ JAQS says:

    This are gorgeous.

    Love for you to join my Linky Party – JAQS “Made by ME” at

  12. Aimee says:

    Awesome idea- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  13. nicole says:

    these are great, thanks for sharing. i’m stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to stop by and check out the huge giveaway that ends this thursday- xoxo nicole

  14. Sarah says:

    I love this idea! I needed some simple and inexpensive gifts (and easy to ship) for my in-laws this Christmas. These will be perfect. I even saw a couple boxes of beads at Goodwill yesterday and I’ll head back and snag them.

  15. Really pretty! Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  16. Jill says:

    What lovely little bookmarks! great idea for a gift – and I love the sentiment on the card at the end! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. admin says:

    Blyton was indeed one of my favourites. I found this one at the thrift shop. We have just started reading it. It’s my daughter’s first bedtime story without pictures.

  18. catherine says:

    great choice of book to put the bookmark in! Who is the Enid Blyton fan in your house? Or like me, are they your books from your childhood & you share them!!

  19. Deborah says:

    Great idea for craft time with the kiddies!

    Deborah (visiting happily from…hope you’ll stop by too…)

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