Frugal and Useful — Post-it Bookmarks

Here’s a useful gift that even the smallest crafters can make — Post-it® Bookmarks! I am so guilty of folding multiple corners on just about every book I read and writing in the margins, so I really needed one of these. When Emily saw what I was up to, she wanted to help.

To make your own Post-it bookmark, you will need a piece of craft foam (2″ x 7″), some yarn, and some Post-it Notes. One package of Post-it Notes will make several bookmarks.
First, separate a few sheets from the note pad (about 7-10 sheets or so).
Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut the Post-its into shapes that fit onto your bookmark.
Arrange the mini-pads on the bookmark and glue into place. Attach some yarn to the top of the bookmark for a decorative touch.
No more corner-folding or notes written in the margin of the book!
Have fun!
We have had lots of fun with Post-it Notes (see here, here, and here). Hmmm… 3-M, are you reading this??


  1. I could definitely use one of those. I would have to hide it from my children though; they love post it notes.

  2. Dear Valerie,

    This chart sums it all up. You have single handedly saved 3M from folding.


  3. The Activity Mom says

    Very crafty but simple enough for me to do! Love it!

  4. That is a great idea!

  5. Great idea and so simple

  6. Very cute idea. If the kids saw it though there'd be post-its everywhere!

  7. @ Ivy — I can't say I'd blame them… They are awfully fun to stick all over the place!

  8. I wanna make those for myself!!!! I LOVe to read and I'm the post-it queen! Great project.

  9. What a great idea! 🙂

    By the way, I left you an award on my blog!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Mom and Kiddo says

    Excellent idea!

  11. ONe PiNK FiSH says

    These would be great to amke at school. We are always encouraging the kids to write down thought and learning even in kindergarten.

    Thanks for the awesome project.

  12. Hi Valerie

    What a clever idea for a bookmark. I also like to write little notes as I read, so this is soemthing I am going to make myself. It's one of those ideas that I think to myself, why didn't I ever think of that?!? Although, I gotta hand it to you, you are the queen of coming up with fabulous ideas when it comes to post-it notes (actually it's not just post-it notes, you are all around creative and inspirational lady)

    A no sew pencil case – ingenious. I love it and it looks adorable. Emily's friends are very lucky to be receivng this little gem of a handcrafted project.

    Your letter to Grandma kit also appealed to me. What a wonderful surprise for Grandma to receive letters from the special girls in her life.

    It's been such a joy to finally be able to come back and visit you here. I have had so much fun and been inspired by your many creative ideas.

  13. This is a great idea – I could have used it as a college student, actually…

  14. Bona Fide Mama says

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. And you are right, it's totally useful to anyone and even little ones will be able to make them.

    And, Dear Mark,
    Can you email my husband and tell him how much your marriage is blessed by commenting on your wife's blog? His address is His name is Michael.

  15. Stephanie Griffith says

    Oh I totally need to make those! I am a book addict.

    3M is where probably 25% of my friend's parents worked growing up, so buying post-it notes is good for my local economy.

  16. That's a great idea. My teenager would love this too… I'm sure it would help her in class.

  17. What a great idea! Thanks! I realy like your blog. You can se my post it Bookmarks at my swedish blog – HomeRiver.

  18. I love it! I know what we're doing on Saturday!

  19. says

    These are super creative, what a great idea. I'll be linking to this. And happy belated birthday! I hope it was fabulous!

  20. Kimara@weefolkart says

    Love this idea. I'm off to throw together a few. I'm always putting post-its in books then forgetting that they are there. Thanks for a great idea!

  21. Um, hello, brilliant. Sure beats the post-its I squirel away in every drawer and yet never seem to find when I need one.

  22. Another great idea from you!! I've got too many things already bookmarked from your site:-).

    Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!!

  23. Brilliant idea!! I can use this in my classroom for my students to write down words they don't know and character notes! it's much cheaper than the copies I am always making of the template bookmarks for them, and they can make these on their own after recess while listening to Harry Potter on CD!!!! Fantastic!! Thank You SO much for posting!

  24. Terrific idea. I do a kids holiday craft workshop each year at our church and this would make a perfect gift the kids can make for their moms or grandma's. thanks for sharing!

  25. That is a really good idea!

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