DIY Button Bookmarks


Today Cindy from Skip to My Lou is sharing a super simple craft, DIY Button Bookmarks. You know how much I love quick and easy projects,  and this is just the craft to keep your nose in a book this summer!  I’m letting her take the reins here on TidyMom while we get settled in to our new house!


Hello everyone! My name is Cindy Hopper and I blog at Skip to my Lou. I love arts and crafts and making home made gifts. I love a good book to read during the summer, do you? These button bookmarks will not only be a fun summer craft for your favorite summer read they would also make a sweet handmade gift. You might enjoy browsing through my Home Made Gift Guide for more gift ideas and see some fun summer crafts and activities we love creating. I hope you will come visit me!

Cindy _Skip to Lou


Button Bookmarks

This super simple craft is sure to pretty up your summer read!

DIY button bookmark tutorial from Cindy of at

You don’t need many supplies! Grab some fabric scraps, a covered button kit, and some blank bookmark clips. You will also need a glue gun and needle nose pliers.


To make this craft really easy make sure you get a covered button kit that requires no tools. These can be found at a fabric or craft store.


Remove the shank (metal piece inside of the top button piece) with needle nose pliers.


On the back of the covered button package it will give you a template so you know how big to cut the fabric you will use to cover the button.


Wrap the fabric around the button. Push the fabric inside, making sure to catch it on the teeth of the button.


Snap the bottom button piece to the back of the button.


Hot glue the button to the blank bookmark clip. How simple is that?

DIY button bookmark tutorial from Cindy of at

Now you are ready to getting reading!

DIY button bookmark tutorial from skiptomylou


What are you reading this summer?

Cindy HopperAbout Cindy:

Using her knowledge of arts and crafts (Bachelors Degree in Art Education) along with her practical experience (mother to children ages 17, 13 and 5), Cindy loves sharing her ideas on her blog Skip to my Lou,  so that so that you can make memories with your family and friends.  Her site is full of free patterns, downloads and I hope plenty of inspiration.

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

11 Responses to “DIY Button Bookmarks”

  1. Casey posted on June 11, 2013 at 8:30 am (#)

    These little bookmarks are fabulous. I think I will make several and color code them, and then use them as menu markers in my favorite cookbooks!
    Cheryl, good luck on settling in! Moving is so fun and stressful at the same time!

    • TidyMom replied on June 11th, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Color coding is a GREAT idea!!

      Thanks – I’m about worn out at this point and unpacking is no longer exciting! lol

  2. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on June 11, 2013 at 8:39 am (#)

    Very cute! I would love a cheery little bookmark like this poking out from my cookbooks :)

    • TidyMom replied on June 11th, 2013 at 8:52 am

      oh I love that idea with cookbooks Katrina!

  3. TxLadyRAH posted on June 11, 2013 at 9:42 am (#)

    Love this idea for me, and my book loving friends & family. Sweet idea to share it with them by making them some – and me!

  4. Crystal posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:35 am (#)

    Super cute!! I love this!! I like that these clip on to the page. Regular bookmarks fall out and then you don’t know where you are. I’m going to be making these! Thanks so much!!

  5. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:43 am (#)

    What a cute idea! Would be great gifts.

  6. nessa posted on June 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm (#)

    These would make great end of year teacher gifts!

  7. jen @ Tatertots & Jello posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:58 pm (#)

    What a fun idea. I love that!!


  8. Laura posted on June 12, 2013 at 7:53 am (#)

    Wow I adore this idea. Thanks!!

  9. Amanda posted on June 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm (#)

    How adorable! Perfect for cookbooks too :)

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