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A great gift for any book lover!
These bookmarks are my favorite! You can either create a quick abstract work of art on canvas, or repurpose an old painting that has been sitting around your studio by removing it from its wood frame and cutting it up. If you are going to create a piece of art for this project, be sure to create something fun and colorful!

Keep in mind you can add additional design elements to the bookmark when you are done such as words or mini charms hanging from the ribbon.

When creating the fun, abstract artwork for the front of the bookmark, get creative and don't over think the creative process. Use bold, bright colors and maybe a stencil or two for a patterned look.

Posted by Jennifer McCully from Winter Park, Florida, United States • Published See Jennifer McCully's 7 projects »

  • How to make a bookmark. Artsy Canvas Bookmark - Step 1
    Step 1

    These bookmarks are 2 inches x 8 inches in size. I used a old canvas that was sitting around my studio. I found an area of the artwork that I really liked and cut out a 2 in. x 8 in. rectangle.

  • How to make a bookmark. Artsy Canvas Bookmark - Step 2
    Step 2

    I then went to my fabric scrap pile and picked out a pattern that went with the artwork on the front of the bookmark. I cut out a 2 in. x 8 in. strip of the fabric as well.

  • How to make a bookmark. Artsy Canvas Bookmark - Step 3
    Step 3

    These bookmarks can be finished off in several ways.

    1. You can fuse the two fabrics together with a product like Stitch Witchery and sewing them together along the entire border.

    2. You can skip fusing them together first and simply sew them together.

    3. Instead of using a sewing machine you can either hand stitch the two fabrics together.

    4. Last, if you are not into sewing, you can use a fabric glue to glue the two strips of favorite together. Be sure to follow the instructions for that particular fabric glue.

  • How to make a bookmark. Artsy Canvas Bookmark - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you are done adhering the two fabrics together, punch a hole at the time using grommet pliers. You will need to use the grommet pliers since the two fabrics together is pretty thick to hole punch through. Add ribbon, leather cord, suede cord - really, anything that you prefer to finish the bookmark off!

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