DIY Easy Beaded Bookmarks

I really love to make these super easy beaded bookmarks using leftover and cast-off beads. Though most people are consuming books in digital and audio form, there are still some of us that do turn to the archaic paper version from time to time. I know I carry a paper bullet journal, turn to actual cookbooks, and have a stack of books next to my bedside (though my Kindle is there too.) As I see it, bookmarks aren't quite outdated yet either.

I find that they're great little gifts to include with my Etsy orders. It's fun to have something beaded and pretty in the package that the customer isn't expecting.

The actual method of creating these is really just about tying knots, so it's easy enough for just about anyone - including kids. I'm sure you can figure out how these are made by looking at the pictures, but for clarification, I did record a video on how to create these Easy Beaded Bookmarks.

The only supplies needed for this project are beads, waxed linen cord, and scissors. That's it!
From there, you get to be creative in deciding on color and shape combinations, how to stack the beads, and how/if you want to separate the beads with knots. And, since books come in a variety of sizes, the lengths of the bookmarks don't even have to be exact.

If you do have any questions about this process or the materials, I'm more than happy to answer them. Ask away in the comments! And, have fun with this easy project.


  1. These are so cute! I still love my old fashioned cookbooks. However the Kindle I have come to love with its portability. It is also fantastic in the middle of the night when I wake up and can't fall back asleep. I just turn on the Kindle and no light is needed. We finally got out local library cards this morning and the parking lot was fairly full. I think old fashioned books will stick around since they are so beloved.

  2. What a great idea! Good stash buster and a sweet gift!

  3. What size cord do you use? Great project! Thank you!


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