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Published on August 24th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

I saw these adorable page corner bookmarks from Oh Crafts and had to make some of my own. I thought they would be perfect for children who are back in school or even college students. Grab your junk mail envelopes and make some of your own eco-friendly bookmarks!

What You Will Need:

1. Junk mail envelope

2. Ruler or straight edge

3. Pencil

4. Scissors

Optional: Markers, magazines, or other items to decorate your bookmark.

How To Do It:

1. With your ruler or straight edge, mark the corner of your envelope.

How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

2. Then, cut across the line.

How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

3. Decorate your bookmark! On one side of mine, I colored it with markers:

How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

On the other side, I colored it and then glued on magazine letters to form the word “read”:

How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

If you have children, I recommend checking out Oh Crafts’ version— she made her bookmarks into cute faces! How would you decorate your bookmark? Share your ideas with us!

Looking for more junk mail ideas? Check these out:

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2 Responses to How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

  1. What a great idea! It’s so simple. My daughter would love making some of these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pingback: 23 Surprising Uses for Junk Mail | Care2 Healthy Living

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