How to Make Washi Tape Bookmarks

Last Updated on October 13, 2014 by Diane Hoffmaster

Have you ever been in the middle of a good book and need to mark your place when you set it down?  Maybe the phone rings and you can’t ignore it again.  Maybe it’s time to pick up the kids at school but you’re going to bring your book to read in the carpool line.  Of course, you can’t find a bookmark so you end up sticking weird things in the book to mark your place.  Maybe a paper coaster or an expired coupon that you meant to throw away.  They get the job done but are certainly not the prettiest way to mark your spot.  You could always turn down the corner of your page but that isn’t good form when reading a library book or something borrowed from a friend! Well, if you have a little bit of cardboard and some Washi tape laying around the house you can very easily make this Washi tape bookmark!

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Easy Washi Tape Craft Ideas 2

I am a little late to join the ‘Washi tape crafts’ craze but I recently bought a TON of Washi tape on Amazon and have been looking for creative ways to use it.  Honestly, Washi tape is some seriously awesome stuff!  Tons of pretty patterns and it is remarkably sturdy and easy to use.  I see a lot more Washi tape shopping in my near future!

 Washi Tape Bookmarks


Hole punch
Washi tape

Easy washi tape crafts


1.  Cut the cardboard into 1.5 inch x 6 inch strips

2.  Using small pieces of Washi tape, wrap the cardboard in your desired colors and patterns.  3 1/2  inch strips are long enough to go completely around.

3.  Using a hole punch, make a hole in the top of each bookmark

4.  Thread the ribbon through the hole and cut to desired length

Now, the next time you find yourself needing to put down your book you won’t have to grab the closest utility bill to stick in there!

Washi Tape Bookmark

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  1. Fun! Pinned it!
  2. I just have to say, the books in the background of the photo’s are awesome! I loved “So you want to be a wizard” so much. Okay, that’s all I wanted to say. ☺️

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