DIY Bookmarks out of Paint Chips!

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These DIY bookmarks made out of paint chips are the perfect functional valentine for friends and classmates! Follow these step-by-step instructions for a quick and inexpensive way to make your own DIY Valentine’s Day bookmarks.

It’s February, and you know what that means… time to make valentines! I’ve never been super into Valentine’s Day (you won’t see my house overly decorated for it – just a bit of blush decor) but I’ve always enjoyed participating in exchanges and making cute little gifts for friends.

We do an optional valentine exchange at work every year and as I was perusing Pinterest this week to get an idea for my valentines I found this super cute picture of bookmarks made out of pink paint chips! Could it be any more appropriate for me, the DIY/house updating addict? And, on top of that, it’s something they can actually USE! I loved the idea. So off to Home Depot I went to grab 15 free paint chips – talk about cheap valentines! ūüėČ I also had to go to Michael’s to get the heart punch and ribbon, but for only $4 I had all the materials I needed. Not bad for 25 cute, functional valentines! I hope you have as much fun making these as I did!

Simple tutorial to make DIY bookmarks out of paint chips for Valentine's Day.

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DIY BOOKMARKS OUT OF PAINT CHIPS

Materials & Tools Needed:

  • Paint Chips (I cut mine in half so I only needed half as many, but if you’re getting smaller ones you may need one per valentine)
  • Small Ribbon (I used about 1ft per valentine and so got two 6yrd spools)

Materials needed for DIY Bookmarks,

How to Make DIY Bookmarks:

Cut Paint Chips and Punch Holes

I began by cutting my paint chips in half – if yours are smaller, you could definitely make the bookmarks from a full paint chip.

Cut the paint chip in half to create your DIY Bookmarks.

Then, I used the heart hole punch to cute hearts along the bottom three color samples¬†and my regular hole punch to cut a hole in the top color for the ribbon. Because my paint chips had a curved top and bottom I chose to punch the hears along the “cut” side of them.

DIY Bookmarks punched with a heart for Valentine's Day.

 

How to punch your DIY Valentine's Day bookmarks.

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Add Ribbon and Personalize

After all the holes were in place I cut ribbon at about 12″ long and putting both ends together¬†laced it through the ribbon hole (going front to back), back through itself and pulled it tight. This gives the bookmark a ribbon marker!

Lace the ribbon through the top hole of your DIY bookmark.

How to loop the ribbon in a DIY bookmark.

Pull the ribbon tight on your DIY bookmark for Valentine's Day.

Lastly, I stuck an address label on the back (to cover up the paint chip writing) and wrote a little “Happy Valentine’s Day” note on there to personalize them. You wouldn’t have to do this step if you were including them in a larger grouping of things or if you didn’t want to personalize them but I wanted my coworkers¬†to know who the bookmark was from.

Final step in making DIY bookmarks out of paint chips - a tag on the back!

And that’s it! Simple, right?! And now you have cute, inexpensive, hand-made valentines.

DIY Bookmarks out of paint chips for Valentine's Day gifts.

Make DIY Bookmarks for Valentine's Day!

And the best part is they won’t make your friends feel guilty like chocolate… rather they’ll encourage them to read! ūüėČ

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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