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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, content creator & digital marketer. I started this blog in 2010. It's pleasure sharing interesting stuff related art, fashion, food and lifestyle. You can enjoy my 350+ DIYs on this blog. I also sell my handmade art work. Stay tuned to see more!



  1. Vicki

    March 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Sooo pretty! I’m sorry for your ladybug, though…(; I also like the idea of adding stickers for some extra color!

  2. Klaudija Rajkovic

    March 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    that`s so original. lovely :)

  3. chillin with Quillin

    March 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    what a neat idea, love it!!

  4. Nana

    March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Very creative indeed and I really like them!!!


  5. Poonam Borkar

    March 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    this is really beautiful..very creative..loved it!!


    March 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks everyone for enjoying my idea :)
    Have fun!!

  7. L. Starkey

    March 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Love these – you are so clever!

  8. Effie's Sweet Home Designs

    March 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm


  9. pitavola

    March 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Tu creatividad no tiene limites. Unos puntos de libro preciosos

  10. Susanne

    March 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    What a great ide! Love all the colors you used.
    Wish you a great day :)

  11. Sammy

    March 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hi Khadija, I really like your book marks, you have an eye for details.
    take care, and lots of love, by the way what do u study??
    -Samya :)

  12. ahestebeste

    March 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

    But dear, ıf you have these so sweet bookmarks; you can’t study, because you want to look them always:)


    March 14, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Thanks for admiring my bookmarks dear friends!
    Sammy dear I m doing my post graduation in Education..
    Ahestbeste:haha,yes may be..but I will not play with them during study..promise :)

  14. Aparna

    March 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

    lovely bookmarks..i njoyed ladybug one most :)

  15. Dr Sonia S V

    March 14, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Adorable and cheerful looking!

  16. Michelle L.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Great idea for using those tags – I LOVE the ladybug even if she is a little smudged.

  17. Magia da Inês

    March 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Muito, muito bonitos e criativos.
    Boa quarta-feira!

    ♪º° ✿


    March 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks sweet of you all :)

  19. Rashida shaikh

    March 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    They are so cute…good work dear.

  20. maha

    March 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    so nice…vl try to make this..n u r posts encourages me allot dear…….

  21. Our Delightful Home

    March 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  22. Samira

    March 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Assalam Alaikum Khadija

    Today I logged in to mail u and saw ur comment on my blog… Lambi umar for u :-)THanks for all the encouraging comment… But I m really too tied up to post anything nowadays… I got stuck up in my work and again remembered u so thought to write u up. can u tell me whether can i use mod podge on staedtler colors. I m not sure abt it so wanna ur suggestions… I am super excited to post all the stuff dt i had been making all these while, its all just coming to an end now… well anyways thanx a lot for everything. Take care. Allah hafiz


    March 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Thanks everyone.I hope you will try this idea any day :)

    Walaikum Assalam dear,
    Thanks for thinking about me during your projects :)Khush raho or buhat kamyab ho.dua hy baba gi(me)ki traf say..hahaha
    Well I am not sure but you can check this on a sample & then work on your project..I hope it will work the best..Let me know whats the result..
    Buhat shukria aapka & Allah Hafiz..

  24. Nancy Claeys

    March 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This is such a crafty an creative idea. I love it — I hate throwing away anything that can be repurposed. Following you via Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  25. Renee Stephens

    March 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    These are adorable!! How clever and I’m sure your niece and nephew will love them for both being lovely and because their sweet aunt made them.
    Thank you for following my blog! I’m following yours as well and look forward to more visits. =)


  26. ummu fatihah

    March 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Assalamualaikum khadija,

    Subanallah… Beautiful…. I love bookmarks but i dont think i would be able to make them as creative as yours.. Mine would be very plain and boring… But i’ll try to make some very soon…. Thank you for sharing….

  27. meijo's JOY

    March 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    This is a very awesome upcycle idea…checking out your post give me so many new ideas!


    March 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks a bunch for leaving such sweet words..I know you all can make more beautiful bookmarks, its easy, just draw some lines & dots & enjoy your creations! :)

  29. Rosemary@villabarnes

    March 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love the cute, whimsical feel of these.

  30. LV

    March 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Your schooling is paying off. You are definitely one smart lady. You take nothing and create such lovely things.

  31. Katherines Corner

    March 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

    you may be coming to an end of university. But you have wonderful adventures ahead. Lovely bookmarks my friend xo

  32. Honey at 2805

    March 16, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Very pretty! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!


    March 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for admiring my tutorial & idea! Have Fun ~

  34. Artsy VaVa

    March 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I love the bookmarks! I teach art at a Montessori school and think I’ll have the kids do this!!!

  35. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear

    March 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday.

  36. Nati

    March 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Adorable, thanks for sharing!

  37. Eveli Acosta

    March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Cute! New follower thru BHE! To follow me, here’s my link :)

  38. MulticoloredPieces

    March 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Hi, Khadija/Kiran. Great ideas come from your blog as always. I may use this project during the summer when my house is over run with kids!
    best, nadia


    March 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks all…I hope you will enjoy this idea with your little ones..
    Have Fun…

  40. farah

    March 18, 2012 at 7:05 am

    these look very pretty

  41. Magnetoid Magnets Magnetic Mayhem

    March 18, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Awesome tutorials! I love your blog!
    I found you in the blog hop :)
    Have a happy hop!

  42. Patrice

    March 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Visiting from Katherine’s Corner. They are very pretty.

  43. Jessica

    March 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Looks great! Thanks for posting on Mauvin’ Monday!

  44. Etcetorize

    March 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Great way to pass the study time Khadija. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~


    March 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Everyone for writing your sweet words :)
    Love ~

  46. notyet100

    March 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Cute :)

  47. Jill

    March 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Now I’m going to start collecting all those tags from shopping that I usually throw away! SUCH a good idea this one!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  48. Mimi

    March 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Love a colorful bookmark. Great idea!


    March 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Thank You for admiring my idea..Have fun..

  50. Crystal

    March 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Very cute! :-)

  51. Kassi @ Truly Lovely

    March 21, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Very pretty! Love the bright colors!!! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays by the way!

  52. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild

    March 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

    well, if you’re not happy studying already, thise sunshine bookmarks will sure cheer you up!

    Thank you for linking it up at our party, and please be so kind so as to link back to it, using the logo/link provided here:

    Look forward to your new submission this week!

  53. AsSnugAsABug

    March 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I love this idea and will have to try it!


    March 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Thanks..Try this & dont forget to show me your effort..I will enjoy featuring you at my blog :)


    March 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    You have such a fun blog, and great ideas! I’m a new follower and would love to have you stop by my new blog and follow, too. My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday night. I’d love to have you share this!

  56. cathy@my1929charmer

    March 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Your bookmarks are so pretty they would distract me for studying. I would be thinking about all the ones I would be making. Love the idea and very pretty. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  57. CSI girl

    March 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Cute! I love these!I hope you will link these up to The CSI Project. The challenge is Embossing and paper crafts. You can link as many as 3 projects and we are having a great giveaway!
    Come back every week for a new challenge!


    March 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you all for admiring & inviting me at your parties :) Sure..I will link up soon :) thanks!

  59. Six Sisters

    March 23, 2012 at 3:38 am

    This is so cute! Thanks for joining us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll come back next week! -The Sisters

  60. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear

    March 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  61. Angie Ramirez

    March 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

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


  62. 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 ~

  64. ToSewWith Love

    March 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    you always have creative ideas, my lovely Khadija!


  65. crochetdyverse

    March 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

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

  66. 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 :)

  68. Tammy

    April 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    These turned out great!

  69. hellopalz

    April 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

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

  70. 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

  71. Hank Hendricks

    July 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I Love to Send Gift Pakistan to my friends.

  72. Margaret

    November 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I have thought about doing this but never did. All of the tags look great now.


    April 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Ur posting, “How To Make Colorful Bookmarks/Gift Tags(Recycling) – Creative Mind Khadija” ended up being well
    worth commenting down here in the comment section! Basically wanted to state u
    did a great work. Thank you ,Salvatore

  74. maha

    April 18, 2014 at 4:42 am

    r u pakistani?

  75. Khadija's Creative Mind

    April 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks everyone!
    And yes Maha, I am from Pakistan :)

  76. laiba tariq

    August 14, 2015 at 8:16 am

    i really love your creative ideas.what a creative mind you have !!!!!! i only wish to meet you and learn something creative from you because i am also a fan of crafts and drawings. i love art .i have seen your creative ideas searching your website.i have a question to you that i want to know what are mod podge and are they available in pakistan or not and for what purpose they are used to make

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      August 15, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Thank you Laraib, I am glad you liked my work. Mod podge is not available in Pakistan. you can check its crafts in the sidebar category MOD PODGE

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