Make your own Clothespin Bookmarks

  • Clothespin Bookmark With everything that happens in a classroom on a daily basis, one of the most crucial things that occur is reading. I've always found that making learning in any form, especially reading, enjoyable or memorable can make the process much easier for all involved. One way that I was able to keep my students engaged during our reading lessons was to make each of my students an awesome clothespin bookmark. Because these bookmarks are created using clothespins, they are far less likely to get lost and manage to hold the pages securely. Great thing is, they are super easy to put together! 

    To make a Clothespin Bookmark, you will need: 

    • Wood Clothes Pins
    • Core'dinations Smooth Card Stock - Over the Rainbow
    • Scallop Punch - 2"
    • Circle Punch - 1.5"
    • Quick Dry Tacky Glue
    • Sharpie Pen
    • Laminator (optional)


    Use the circle punch to create enough circles for the amount of bookmarks that you'd like to create. Use the lighter colors of card stock so that the pen will be visible. 



    Use the scallop punch to create an equal amount of circles as step one. Use contrasting colors of cardstock for the scallops compared to the colors used for the standard circles. 



    Write the names or numbers of your students on the standard circles with the Sharpie® pen to ensure that the writing doesn't or fade over time.



    Apply a thin layer of tacky glue to the pack of the standard circle and press it firmly to the contrasting scalloped circle. Let the glue dry completely. 





    Optional: If you'd like these bookmarks to last a long time, this would be the perfect time to laminate the glued circles before moving on to the next step.

    Apply a thin layer of the tacky glue to the top inch of the clothespin and press the dry circle on top. Let them dry completely before putting these to use. 






    Katie from Sweet Rose Studio

    Katie is a former elementary school teacher, and currently a stay-at-home momma by trade. She is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio. Her blog is dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY home tutorials and anything else that promotes a happy home. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other, with a camera hanging around her neck.