How to Make a Paper Heart Bookmark for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to get crafty than by creating a sweet paper heart bookmark that’s both functional and heartwarming? I’m excited to guide you through the steps to making this fun and thoughtful Valentine’s Day craft.

Melanie holding up paper heart bookmark

Whether you plan to gift it to a loved one or add a touch of whimsy to your own reading adventures, this DIY project is sure to make your heart happy. Let’s GO!

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Materials You’ll Need to Make a Corner Bookmark

Before we dive into crafting our paper heart bookmark, gather all the materials you’ll need. Choose your envelope color and any additional embellishments to personalize your bookmark.

supplies for paper heart bookmark

How to Make a Paper Heart Bookmark

Not only is this the easiest handmade gift you’ll ever make, but it is also useful and makes for easy page marking when you get to a stopping point while reading your favorite book. Let’s make it!

Step 1: Fold Envelope

Start by gently folding either bottom corner of the envelope without creasing it.

folding over corner of paper envelope

Step 2: Cut a Rounded Half Circle

Cut a square half circle out of the corner as shown. Keep in mind the size of your book when deciding on a size for your heart.

Remember to keep your cut less deep at first, then feel free to adjust the size to your preference.

That’s literally all there is to it! You can leave it as-is or add embellishments. See below.

Step 3: Create Stitching Effect (Optional)

To make the paper heart look handmade you can paint on a stitched effect using a white chalk marker. Hashmarks or dashes work well for this and give it that added touch of whimsy!

making hashmarks on paper heart

Step 4: Attach a Ribbon or Twine (Optional)

To make your bookmark even more fun, consider adding a ribbon to the top. I added a fun buffalo check ribbon across mine at a diagonal.

gluing ribbon onto paper heart

Step 5: Add Decorative Touches (Optional)

Next, enhance the charm of your paper heart bookmark even further by adding decorative accents. Cut out smaller hearts, initials, or messages, and use low-temperature hot glue to attach them to your paper heart corner bookmark.

I added tiny buttons to the top of my ribbon to create a floral look. Be sure to use flat buttons if you decide to go with this idea in order to keep the bookmark as flat as possible

Step 6: Spread the Love

With your whimsical, but practical paper heart bookmark in hand, you’re ready to spread some love on Valentine’s Day.

close up of paper heart corner bookmark

Whether it’s for your bookworm friend or even a gift to yourself, this heartfelt DIY project is sure to be cherished.

paper heart corner bookmark on corner of book page

This Valentine’s Day, get creative and make some of these charming paper heart bookmarks to share.

backside of paper heart bookmark on book page

You will definitely make someone’s day!

close up of corner bookmark

Imagine, everything is quiet in the house. You’re all curled up in your favorite reading chair with your brand-new book where the plot twist is about to happen and the phone rings! You don’t have to lose your place when you use one of these super cute corner bookmarks!

paper heart bookmark displayed on a book page

They’re not only a practical way to keep your place in your favorite books but also a thoughtful gesture that will warm the hearts of those you love. Enjoy your crafting, and have a love-filled Valentine’s Day!

Paper Heart Bookmark

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How to Make a Paper Heart Bookmark for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to get crafty than by creating a sweet paper heart bookmark that’s both functional and heartwarming? I’m excited to guide you through the steps to making this fun and thoughtful Valentine’s Day craft.

Materials

Instructions

Step 1: Fold Envelope

  • Start by gently folding either bottom corner of the envelope without creasing it.

Step 2: Cut a Rounded Half Circle

  • Cut a square half circle out of the corner as shown. Keep in mind the size of your book when deciding on a size for your heart.
  • Remember to keep your cut less deep at first, then feel free to adjust the size to your preference.
  • That’s literally all there is to it! You can leave it as-is or add embellishments. See below.

Step 3: Create Stitching Effect (Optional)

  • To make the paper heart look handmade you can paint on a stitched effect using a white chalk marker. Hashmarks or dashes work well for this and give it that added touch of whimsy!

Step 4: Attach a Ribbon or Twine (Optional)

  • To make your bookmark even more fun, consider adding a ribbon to the top. I added a fun buffalo check ribbon across mine at a diagonal.

Step 5: Add Decorative Touches (Optional)

  • Next, enhance the charm of your paper heart bookmark even further by adding decorative accents. Cut out smaller hearts, initials, or messages, and use low-temperature hot glue to attach them to your paper heart corner bookmark.
  • I added tiny buttons to the top of my ribbon to create a floral look. Be sure to use flat buttons if you decide to go with this idea in order to keep the bookmark as flat as possible

Step 6: Spread the Love

  • With your whimsical, but practical paper

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