DIY Bookmarks for Valentine’s Day

DIY Classroom Valentine Bookmarks

Valentine’s Day is one of the BEST holidays. {Maybe THE best holiday around these parts!} It’s all about sharing the love and receiving it from others. Remember how fun it was to make your V-Day mail envelope as a kid? {Just ignore how stressful it is to make one per child now as the adult in the house…} Little boxes of Nerds and Conversation Hearts are classic, but we thought we could mix it up a bit with some candy-free Valentine bookmarks that your kids will still be proud to gift. These DIY bookmarks are such a cute idea – you’ll love seeing a cute little owl or lady bug sticking out of your kiddos current favorite book!

Candy Free V-Day Bookmarks. #VDay #ValentinesBookmarks

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The most amazing Carisa, of Messes to Memories, brought our vision to life with these adorable DIY bookmarks. The printable comes with 6 different options from which your kiddos can choose.

Valentine Bookmarks

The first one is so much fun and helps teach a new skill: Origami!

How to Make DIY Origami Bookmarks

We thought you might need a little help figuring out the steps so we have a picture and word tutorial for you (and even though we promise it isn’t TOO complicated, you might want to pin it to save these instructions when you need them most).

Helpful hint: Use some good quality cardstock to help these keep their shape and last longer.

How to make an origami heart.

1. Lay the origami, printed side up, with the heart pointing away from you.

2. Fold the bottom part under so you have a triangle with the heart at the top/center.

3. Unfold the triangle and fold the line that runs along the LEFT side of the heart.

4. Unfold and now fold the line that runs along the RIGHT side of the heart.

Origami steps for Valentine's Day.

5. Unfold and lay the paper printed side down. Fold the bottom portion up so you have a pink triangle – no heart.

6.  Fold the top portion of the pink triangle down so the point meets the bottom fold. This will create a white diamond shape.

7. Take the left corner of the triangle and fold it up INTO the pocket that the white diamond creates.

8. Do the same with the right corner of the triangle.

Origami how-to for V-day

9. This will leave you with a pocket-ed square that features 3 pink triangles and 1 white.

10. Turn it around and cut the dotted line.

11. Take your wonky heart and give it a trim to make it more heart-shaped

12. Give with LOVE! {These bookmarks slip over the bottom of book pages like a pocket}

The origami heart bookmarks come in pink and green. Print however many you need and get folding!

Valentine's Day origami bookmarks.

More DIY Bookmarks

If a simpler origami is more your speed try our heart-eye emoji DIY V-Day Bookmarks. Emoji bookmarks!?! How sweet is that? These DIY Bookmarks are so easy and kids will just love them!

Cut out the shape, fold each triangle down to form a pocket {corner to corner}, and glue an emoji on the front! All the heart-eyes!!

Hearteyes Emoji Bookmark

Next up is a similar look, but for the cat lovers out there! This is a simple cut and glue process. The cat comes in 2 parts, the front and the back. The back portion has the little valentine on it. Just run a line of glue or adhesive along the top of the top portion. These bookmarks sit over the page that needs saving.

You're the Cat's Meow V-day Bookmark.

We also have a ladybug version for all the little love bugs!

Ladybug valentine bookmark.

Or 2 different owl versions.

Owl bookmark for V-day.

You can mix and match the 4 different colors to customize your valentines.

Owl bookmark for V-Day.

We may be a little biased, but these are the CUTEST DIY bookmarks we’ve ever seen AND they spread love. Win-Win! And for a Win-Win-Win, try saving them on Pinterest so you can use them again next year!

Owl bookmark for Valentine's Day.

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About the Author: Shanelle

I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 6 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband) and our girls, Adelaide and Tacy. I teach high school English and in the summertime we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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