Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easy Origami Bookmarks

Good evening, loves! ♥ I've got a project to share with you today that is amazing for three reasons: 1) It's basically free 2) It's easy enough that anyone can do it, even little ones and 3) It's fast! In about 1 minute you will have a brand new bookmark, and if you're like me, you'll say "Oooh that was fun, let's make another!" On top of all that, the finished product is pretty cute.

Easy Origami Bookmark

The only thing you need is paper, although I used a vintage greeting card and it worked perfectly. Here's how you do it.

•If your paper is not already a square, cut it so that it is. The size of the square doesn't matter- just keep in mind that the finished bookmark will be 1/4 the size of the paper so don't go too small.
•Fold the paper in half. Open it and fold in half again the other way, forming a cross.
•Make one diagonal fold. Crease this fold forward and backward.
•Your project should now contain 4 squares, 2 with creases through the center and 2 without. Choose one of the squares with no crease and fold it so that the corner of the paper meets the center point.
•In the same direction as the last fold, fold the paper upward so that you have a triangle shape.
•Pick up the paper. The left and right sides of your triangle should each have creases. Use these creases to fold the corners in toward the center.
•Continue folding the corners inward until they meet in the middle. Your bookmark should be starting to take shape.
•Press the finished bookmark flat on the front and back. All done!
•I made about a half dozen of them so I can use them to mark all my favorite passages while I read.

If you'd like me to teach you how to make these in person (for free!), you can come out to MADE: The Indie Emporium Shop this Saturday from 3 to 6 pm and I will be all set up with a huge supply of paper, which is good because these are so fun and easy I'm sure you'll want to make more than one. Happy crafting!


Cindy said...

How cute are these? I'm going to try this.

Carrie said...

I love these we should make these at the library for story time thanks for sharing


DancingMooney ♥ said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing Holly!! ♥

Kristin said...

I love these...and you won't lose your bookmark!

Becca said...

so cute!!! These looks easy enough that even I could make them :)

Stela said...

Love them! They make the book look extra pretty.

Disincentive said...

I think I can make few because I never have bookmark near to myself and I just put random things in book : o
Thank you for comment on my blog anyway (:

Can I ask when will you post winner of giveaway? Sorry for my horrible English.


FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

Ohh, awesome!

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La Alicia said...

love this! can't wait to try it!

Pili said...

These are so cute, and I think fairly easy... I think I'll try to make some as little details to add for my friends b-days!

alexkeller said...

this is great!
while i just like the dog ear the page, my son would absolutely love these!

Melanie said...

Fab, and super easy - just made two. Thank you :)