How to Make Corner Bookmarks + Ideas and Designs

Corner bookmarks make all the difference when it comes to books, as having a lovely handmade bookmark will make reading more fun. Want to learn how to make corner bookmarks? We have an easy to follow folding instructions, and you can even grab the printable origami corner bookmark diagram.

If you just need some corner bookmark ideas or designs, we have a bunch to share with you as well. We love making them and have already made a ton, it’s one of the coolest DIY you or your kids can make.

It’s a simple origami paper craft that’s perfect for kids and beginners, and as you’ll soon see there are lots and lots of ways you can design your own.

Simple Bookmarks Ideas for Kids

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How to Make a Corner Bookmark Step by Step

Before browsing ideas and designs one must first learn how to make one. To make things easier, we have a easy-to-follow to follow video tutorial ready for you as well.


Step by Step Folding Instructions with Pictures

We’ll show you how to fold a basic corner bookmark – to get decoration ideas, simply check one or more of our ideas shared at the end of these folding instructions.

Fold a piece of square origami paper in half diagonally. You will get the shape of a triangle.

Take the top layer of paper at the top of the triangle, and fold the top to the bottom. You will see a white square form inside your triangle.

Bring both the left and right corners of the triangle to the center (at the bottom). Make sure the folds are super crisp.

Unfold both sides as the point of this step was to make the creases.

Now, fold the same two corners to the top of your triangle, transforming it into a square.

Again, make the folds nice and crisp.

Tuck them into the pocket that has formed.

You have just made your origami corner bookmark!

Now decorate it into a character of your choosing; you can use our corner bookmark ideas to kick-start your imagination.

Get the Printable Origami Corner Bookmark Diagram

Why make Corner Bookmark Origami?

In case the pure awesomeness of how these look isn’t enough, there are other reasons

  • origami is great for your mind
  • these are some of the best beginner origami projects
  • great for fine motor skills and patience, even though they can be done in less than a minute!

Nothing beats curling up with a good book! But sometimes you just have to put it down, and what better way to keep your pages in check than with a silly (yet awesome) looking DIY bookmark?

Some of our Favorite Origami Corner Bookmarks Ideas and Designs

We’re often adding new designs to our website, and here are just a few of the latest ones we absolutely love. We have created a ton of animal designs, as those seem to be your favorites, as well as some other things. Be sure to save this page or check back as new ones are added regularly.

Fun Corner Bookmarks Ideas for Kids