A few years ago, I made a sweet little DIY gift for hubs on Father’s Day. This simple gift is one of his favorite – ever! Make these easy DIY bookmarks using kid drawn pictures- they are perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher appreciation and more! Here are some steps to make these:
Easy DIY Bookmarks
- Clear Contact Paper
- Child’s drawing
- Hole punch (optional, you can use the scissors to make the ribbon hole)
- First have your kiddo draw a picture. I forgot this time, but remember to write a date somewhere on the picture (fun to look back on).
- Now cut the contact paper to twice the length of the bookmark and also allow for half an inch on the side. My contact paper was the perfect length to double over on a standard 8X11 sheet of paper.
- Next peel away half of the contact paper backing and lay the bookmark on it.
- Fold over the contact paper to start to cover the front of the bookmark.
- Remove the paper as you smooth down the contact paper on your drawing. Be sure to smooth out all the bubbles, wrinkles.
- Now trim the outside of the contact paper. I like to not cut right on the paper, but leave a smidge of the contact paper as a sealed edge.
- Punch hole in top (or bottom depending on your drawing, good reminder to kiddos when they are making the design- so you don’t punch a hole in their picture or handwriting).
- Cut ribbon, and remember to cut on angle to avoid fraying.
- Pull both ends of the ribbon from back to front of hole. Then take ends back thru loop to attach.
Easy Peasy! And not to mention very thrifty! The contact paper was just $1 at Dollar Tree, and I had the rest of the supplies on hand.
Who would you make these bookmarks for?