DIY Painted Craft Sticks Bookmarks

A perfect craft for kids are bookmarks, and these painted bookmarks made from craft sticks are easy peasy and come together quickly. Keep reading for the steps for creating these bookmarks. You can make just one bookmark or a set to give as gifts.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks Tutorial:


Step 1: Look for extra long craft sticks online or at your favorite craft store. You can also use the medium sized ones. The tiny popsicle sticks are too tiny for this project so look for the wider ones.


DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers

Step 2: Tape the sticks on a diagonal and paint the fronts and the backs. You can paint the entire stick, create a pattern, paint only part of the stick, or whatever you'd like. You can see here that the sticks each have a different width of color painted on the diagonal.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


Step 3: Use a Crop-A-Dile tool from We R' Memory Keepers to punch holes through the tops of each bookmark. The top can either be on the non-painted side or the painted side.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


Step 4: Use stickers slightly less tall than your craft stickers to spell out reading words.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


Step 5: Thread ribbon through each bookmark. Use either matching colors or contrasting colors.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


Here's a look at the finished bookmarks. You can see how long these particular craft sticks when compared with a normal-sized book. They are great as they stick out easily from the top of any book.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers

Kids can easily paint the craft stickers, place the stickers and help thread the ribbon. They may need a little help punching the holes with the Crop-a-Dile, but it really punches like butter through the thin wood of the craft sticks.

DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


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DIY Painted Craft Stick Bookmarks by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #bookmark #craftsticks #acrylicpaint #americancrafts #wermemorykeepers


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3 comments

  1. Hey Jen! Love your stuff. How much are the lettering?

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