DIY Burlap Bookmarks made in 10 minutes!

DIY Burlap Bookmarks - make in 10 minutes using printed burlap paper pads and ribbon or lace seam binding!

You can make these printed burlap bookmarks in about 10 minutes! In fact, you can make four of them in 10 minutes!

It’s easy when you use a printed burlap paper pad. This one – featuring 6 x 6 inch printed burlap squares – was an awesome Christmas gift I received, but you can find these burlap paper pads at the bigger craft stores.

printed burlap paper pad

The burlap fabric is backed with a slightly stiff material, which instantly had me thinking of easy bookmarks! Aren’t the printed patterns pretty? (Say that 10 times fast!)  I used the brown pattern in my recent distressed frame project.

I chose the chevron pattern for my bookmarks and removed those squares from the pad. Using a small paper trimmer, I removed a small piece of the top of each square that had a hole in it.

printed burlap squares

Next I measured out the bookmarks, making them each approximately 2 inches wide. I added small holes at the top of each bookmark using a hole punch . . .

printed burlap bookmarks

I have a small collection of pretty vintage lace seam binding, and decided the bright orange would be a nice pop of color against the teal and burlap colors. You can use any thin ribbon, cord, lace or twine too.

vintage seam binding

Tip: See how the orange seam binding is straight in the image above? See my easy tutorial for how to get a wonderfully shabby, crinkled look, with nothing more than water!

How to crinkle vintage lace seam binding

I used a simple loop – as shown below – to attach the lace to each bookmark.

easy loop tie

And now I have a pretty set of bookmarks!

Easy Burlap Bookmark Tutorial

DIY Burlap Bookmarks

These bookmarks are fun to have on hand as a little “extra” to give to someone. Have a friend stuck at home under the weather? Buy her a couple of magazines and stick one of these inside. It’s the little things!

Easy Burlap Bookmarks

Happy crafting!




  1. Pat C. says

    I loooove these bookmarks! I want to make several of them just for me, as well as several more for all of the book lovers in my life. They are so easy to make, yet they look like something you’d pick up in a book store or specialty stationery shop. They’d also make great gift tags because their backs are blank. Oh, and how about using them as photo mats to add some texture to scrapbook layout pages?

    And where have printed, stiffened burlap sheets been hiding?! Thank you so much, Laura, for introducing them to us (well, at least to me!)! xoxo

    • Laura says

      Wow Pat – you’ve come up with some great ideas! And I totally agree: WHERE have these stiffened burlap sheets been all of our burlap-obsessed lives? 🙂 I definitely plan on making more of these with the other designs in the burlap stack!