Monday, March 28, 2011

Upcycled Junk Mail to Book Marks

I get lots of junk mail.  A few years ago I came across a craft of making book marks from envelopes.  I thought it would be an awesome to sit with my kids today and get some Craftin done.  So with just scraps we made bookmarks from junk mail.  I love making crafts from things I just have laying around the house.  I could really have made more elaborate designs, but I wanted just to use my scraps.  I love my books.   I have seen these corner book marks made in a really bulky, and I don't want to damage my books.  I personally would never put bulky book mark in my book.

You will need the following for this craft:
*Junk Mail Envelope with clean corner
*glue stick
*Scrapbook Paper.

How To:
Take an envelope and cut off the corner.  I didn't measure it.  but you could if you wanted to.
Just have fun adding your paper and embellishments on your envelope.  Remember don't make it so bulky.

I thought it would be a wonderful idea to make an Monogram bookmark.  I used a bubble letter I had....

I made a matching card for this then just put the bookmark on the corner of the card.  So it is an all in one gift.  Or a great way to add something extra to your handmade cards.

This is a a simple banner.  To find out how I made the heart embellishment click here.

I would love to see your project if you complete this project.  I kept my simple but that is my style.

Here is a New MOON Flower Book mark I love.

Here is another one I like.  These are cute little critters Made by I Could Make That. She has a step by step tutorial on how to make these that is awesome.


  1. What a neat idea! I will definitely make some of these. :)

  2. Brillinat.. absolutely love this to death!! I'm so going to have to make some.. Breaking Dawn... good choice! I'd love to post this on my Twilight blog if it's ok??