Corner Bookmark Tutorial

Remember me telling you about my love for Pinterest? Yes, now I’ve started seeing crafts that inspire me that I absolutely must make! This week I found a tutorial for some super cute corner bookmarks that I needed to make. I had some left over scrapbook paper and put my own spin on it. I will show you the steps that I took below, however you might want to visit my inspiration in the link above, because she made some cute ones that would be awesome for new readers!

Bookmark Finished


  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments


Step 1: Create a template. Using your ruler, measure and cut out a square 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Trace around this square 3 times on a piece or hard cardstock (or cardboard as I used for my template). On the side squares, draw a line down the middle of them as shown in the photo below. I apologize for the poor quality of photo, and I forgot to take a picture before I cut out the template, so I put it back on and decided I would show you that way.

Bookmark TemplateStep 2: Cut the template out so that you have the piece below.

TemplateStep 3: Place the template on cardstock of your choice and trace. I used double-sided cardstock. This allowed me to have a nice decoration on the back of the bookmark without the additional work. I love shortcuts!

In the photo I show how I’ve already started to fold one flap over for the next step.
Bookmark Step 1

Step 4: Fold the bottom flap up where it touches the side. Please see image for a better description.

Bookmark Step 2

Step 5: Apply adhesive to the other flap and fold it over, making a triangle like the image below. This is the base bookmark. Use embellishments to dress it up from here. I used a cardstock border and some sticker tabs in coordinating papers.

Bookmark Step 3Here are the photos of my finished corner bookmark in a book. It turned out so cute! This would make a perfect gift! I chose western themed paper and embellishments, but you could also create a gift with paper based upon what type of books the recipient likes to read.

Bookmark In UseHere is an image of it from the side. I added the tab so that I could easily find my place.

Bookmark Side

I hope that you enjoyed this craft! If you create one, be sure to come back and share ideas with us of how you chose to decorate yours!

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Amanda is a work at home mom and owner/editor of Midwestern Moms. She enjoys reading, crafting and finding great new projects on Pinterest!


  1. Neat idea, THANKS for sharing and reminding me about pininterst. I really need to get there and check it out.


  2. Great tutorial. These are so cute. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  3. Wow–I hadn’t seen those before! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, these are great!

  4. Love that! Thanks for posting!

  5. Such a great idea. Perfect for back to school, too. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :)


  6. Love this bookmark! The tab on the side makes it so easy to open to your page. Colleen

  7. Cute! Now that’s a different one compared to most rectangular shaped ordinary bookmarks.


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