When I first decided to try out one of my favorite hobbies (though I don’t have much time for it nowadays), I came across a tutorial for an origami bookmark. I honestly don’t remember where I found it, but I decided to go ahead and share it with you guys anyway. So, grab a square piece of paper (copy paper, loose leaf, *cringe* book page, or origami paper) and let’s do this!
If you’re using one-sided origami paper, then flip it over so that the print is face-down, that so you can see the design on the finished product.
Now, the first thing we’re going to do is fold the paper into a triangle by taking the opposite corners and bringing them together.
Take the two corners and bring them up to the top point of the triangle to make a diamond shape. It should look like this:
Then unfold them to make the triangle again.
See the creases on your triangle? That’s going to help you for this step.
Next, what you’re going to do is fold the top point down. What you want to do is fold the point all the way down so that the sides line up with the creases. The point should be right at the bottom of your triangle and then make sure that the fold is straight.
For this step, we’re going to refer back to step three, where we brought the bottom edges up to the top point. Then, we’re going to tuck them into the little mini-triangle like it’s a little pocket.
Then tuck the other side into the pocket as well, making a smaller triangle:
This should be your finished product. Once that’s finished, put the triangle on the corner of your page by sliding the corner of the page you want to mark into the little pocket. My trick for finding my page is that I place the solid part on the page that I left off on, and the split part on the back of it.
And.. you’re finished!
Hope you enjoy and…
Happy reading!! xoxoxo