Corner Bookmarks

Greetings and Happy Friday! Today I’m going to review a product I bought from a Joann Fabrics store called Corner Creature Bookmarks. It comes with everything you need to make 10 simple origami creature bookmarks that fit on the corners of the page of your current book. Then I’ll give you a few tips for making some of your own corner bookmarks. πŸ™‚

First you’ll start out with one of the square colored sheets of paper included in the kit. I chose to make the fox. πŸ™‚

Fold the paper in half along the diagonal to make a triangle.

Then fold that in half along the fold just enough to make a little mark where the center is.

Center

Fold both sides up to meet in the center.

Open it up again and fold the single front layer down. Leave the bottom layer flat.



Now fold the side wings in to meet in the center…crease…and unfold them.

Fold the arms up again to make a diamond shape.

Tuck the flaps neatly into the pocket.

Ta dah! You did it! You made a corner bookmark! Now for the fun part…decorating it! To finish making the fox bookmark, you will glue on the enclosed pieces for the face, ears and tail and a sticker for the nose. The enclosed glue stick didn’t work too well in my opinion so I used some Elmer’s glue.

Isn’t he adorable?! πŸ™‚ Just stick him on the top or bottom corner of the page of your book and he will keep your place marked for you.

There are 9 other cute creatures to make into corner bookmarks enclosed in the kit. But what if you want to make some of your own? πŸ™‚ Excellent idea! Any fairly thin piece of paper will work. Scrap booking paper works great. Cut your paper into a square and you are ready to go! Follow the same folding instructions above and decorate as you like! You can also use different sizes of squares. These are a few that I made:

Here’s one made out of printer paper along with lots of stickers and markers for designing your own. You can add names to them like I did and make some for all your special friends and relatives. No more losing your place in your favorite book! Have fun making corner bookmarks and enjoy reading!! πŸ™‚

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