Every holiday, I’m always looking for fun ways to celebrate the season. And because I’m such a book nerd, I thought what better way than to find some easy peasy bookmarks I could make myself.
As I was looking for FREE Valentine bookmark printables, I can across a darling Valentine bookmark printable from Positively Splendid. The shape reminded me of the shape of paint chips, and I thought to myself…. hmmm… I wonder how paint chip bookmarks would look.
My then 6 year old and I made them for his classroom’s Valentine’s Day party. They were such a crazy hit with the kids, we’ve made them for multiple kids’ parties since. And while we made them for Valentine’s Day, you could easily make them for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, you name it. All you would need to do it pick an appropriate color pattern to fit the mood of the season.
This year, rather than just handing out the bookmarks, we used them as the perfect Valentine’s Day class cards. I just had the boys use felt-tip pens to write a message and their names on the back. Personalized and handmade!
Upcycled DIY Paint Chip Bookmarks
Making your own paint chip bookmarks is actually rather easy and fun.
First, punch a hole close to the top of the paint chip. This is where you will add your ribbon.
Next, punch out the design you want. As you can see, I have a heart craft punch specifically for Valentine’s Day. But we mix them all up to have fun.
After that, cut your ribbon. I usually cut out about 6 inches, but you can do more or less depending on how long you want the ribbon to be at the top.
To secure the ribbon, fold it in half. Thread the center of the ribbon through the hole to create a loop. Take the two ribbon ends that haven’t been threaded through and place them through the open loop. Pull the ribbon ends to tighten the loop.
Even though we originally made these paint chip bookmarks for Valentine’s Day, you could easily make them for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, you name it. All you would need to do it pick an appropriate color pattern and paper punch to fit the mood of the season.
Can you guess what bookmark is my favorite and is currently marking my place in my latest read? Yep! One of the first paint chip bookmarks we ever made.
Some of the materials you’re going to need include (affiliate):