Learn how to make a DIY bookmark inspired by Alice in Wonderland. This fun craft can be made with a skeleton key, some ribbon and a mini glass bottle. Best of all, it can be customized to whatever your favorite book might be.
DIY Bookmark Tutorial
I bought someone’s old collection of keys of Ebay a long time ago. It was a whole cookie tin full of cool looking skeleton keys and unique vintage keys. I was planning on making the skeleton keys into necklaces and using the others for various craft projects.
I thought it would be fun to make a DIY bookmark inspired by one of my favorite books, Alice in Wonderland. One end of the bookmark holds an antique skeleton key and the other a tiny glass bottle with the poem Golden Afternoon by Lewis Carroll.
Supplies needed to make an Alice in Wonderland bookmark:
- 40 inches of 1/4 inch ribbon ( I like this pack)
- Vintage looking key (you can buy a whole lot of them here)
- Mini bottle with cork and small metal ring
- Print out of poem from Alice in Wonderland
You can buy the ribbon and tiny glass bottle at the craft store or online. I typed out the poem and printed it in size 4 font.
The bottle is about and inch tall and comes with the cork. You can buy the little screw to fit in the cork as well as the jump ring at the craft store if it does not come with one.
I used almost 40″ of ribbon for the bookmark and trimmed the excess a little once I was finished. If you have a specific book your want to make the bookmark for you can just measure it specifically for that book.
Instructions for DIY bookmark
- Measure approximately 40 inches of ribbon that is 1/4 inch thick.
- Loop it through the hole in the skeleton key.
- Take a small piece of paper and print out the Alice in Wonderland poem on it.
- Roll up the paper and put it into the small bottle.
- Attach a jump ring to the mini bottle.
- Tie the loose end of ribbon to the jump ring.
- Use it to mark your place in your favorite book.
There are a lot of different variations you could do depending on the theme you want for your bookmark. If you are making the bookmark to go with a specific book as a gift your can use different charm or even feathers to match the theme of the book.
Another idea I had, if you are giving the bookmark as a gift is take a key that has special meaning to the recipient like the key to a first home or car and use that instead of the skeleton key. One the other end of the ribbon add charms that relate to the recipient like their birthstone or zodiac sign.
Do you have any favorite crafts to make using keys? Let me know in the comments.