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How To Make Colorful Bookmarks/Gift Tags(Recycling)

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How To Make Colorful Bookmarks/Gift Tags(Recycling)

Life of a university student is never easy. Keeping heavy books, facing presentations, making assignments on daily basis & sometimes weekly deadlines..oops. It drives me crazy while managing all that stuff. For my syllabus books, Sometimes I have paper strips as bookmark while studying!! But when my crafty mind is active, I make lots of bookmarks for my every book. Today I will show you how I made some bookmarks recently.

I am in a habit of saving shopping/gift tags. A few days back I tried something colorful with these & now these trash tags are in a good use..Yes, Do you want to know How?
Actually these are a few tags which we usually throw after removing packing of our shopping stuff.

Make Colorful Bookmarks

recycled bookmarks

Make Colorful Bookmarks

Making of these colorful Bookmarks is easy & fun. Simply start working on lines, dots, circles etc.
Get Set Ready For another easy peasy Tutorial :)

You will Need..

Some shopping tags

Any poster paint or acrylics

Paint brushes

Modpodge for sealing

(Lots of Stamina which I usually lose while crafting)
Make Colorful Bookmarks

Make Colorful Bookmarks

First of all pick some acrylic colors & make contrasts in your mind.

Then start working with one color on all tags,(so you will save time from washing your paint brushes on & off) I am using three or four brushes of different tip sizes.

When you will complete your base color on tags,then start making designs, lines, dots & doodles on it. I am working on all these free hand. You can pick any pattern if you want.

Make Colorful Bookmarks

Make Colorful Bookmarks

I love My Pakistan’s flag bookmark. How nicely it’s giving waves. It’s the Best bookmark idea for a patriot student of Pakistan Studies subject.

After painting & designing all these, leave it until dry totally .

Make Colorful Bookmarks

Make Colorful Bookmarks

Done it..

Now a pretty part of crafting. Modpodge these tags & when they will get dry you can use zero sand paper if you think its getting sticky..

Let it shine.

Make Colorful Bookmarks

Make Colorful Bookmarks

These bookmarks can be used as gift tags, My readers who are not students or into book reading, They can try this as gift tags as well.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention these foamic stickers.


I was having these foaming stickers in my craft stash so I thought to use some here.

My books are also happy with these bookmarks,, I am studying about e-textbook development & writing. An interesting topic no doubt.

Have you noticed the joke of the year in this post? One of the above bookmark have a sticker showing”HAPPY” How can a student feel happy while studying difficult subjects?? haha

Another fact, Its my Last semester going on, Soon my student life is going to an end This is sad too but anyways, Let’s enjoy these last few months while studying & catching up with deadlines of assignments. I will not be boring after that, Because luckily I am having a blog with almost 2000+ so special friends. So stay tunes & keep visiting me my friends (I mean visiting my blog)


You can also enjoy my other Bookmarks Making Tutorials

Have a wonderful week! Thank you.


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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, designer & entrepreneur from Islamabad, Pakistan. I am successfully blogging for more than 7 years now. I love sharing quick & easy DIY art ideas, Tutorials, Crafts. Fashion, Food & Lifestyle topics. I also sell my handmade art work. Visit my shop link at blog sidebar. I hope you will enjoy my creative updates. Stay Connected. Thank You



  1. Angie Ramirez

    March 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Wow.. I want some bookmarks now!
    Thanks for sharing at C&I!


  2. Polkadot-pretties

    March 24, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!
    I hope you will stop by and link up another great project

    Claire xox


    March 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Thank You friends :)
    Lots of Love ~

  4. ToSewWith Love

    March 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    you always have creative ideas, my lovely Khadija!


  5. crochetdyverse

    March 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

    i love the colors and how they blend in lovely.totally awesome

  6. Katie's Nesting Spot

    March 29, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree. Love how you’re recycled something that might have ended up in the trash into something useful and a work of art.


    March 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks All sweeties :)

  8. Tammy

    April 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    These turned out great!

  9. hellopalz

    April 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    You work is nice, love the painted pottery n cards…

  10. Amy Anderson

    April 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Khadija! These are so great – and LOVE the sparkle of course! You did an awesome job :D

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