DIY: Paint Sample Stamped and Twine Bookmarks

DIY: Paint Sample Stamped and Twine Bookmarks


What you will need:

paint samples

ink pads (color of your color, darker colors work better)

stamps of any design

Elmers glue


a hole punch



1. Firmly press the stamp into the ink, then firmly press the stamp onto your paint sample.


2. Hole punch the top center of your bookmark.


3.  Insert twine through the hole punch and tie a knot.  Separate the twine ends to give a fuller look.


4. Braid twine.  Take one piece of loose unbraided twine from the top, line with a little glue and wrap securely around the bundled twine.  Apply extra glue if needed, clip the wrapped twine and let set.


5. Repeat.



Optional: For the unbraided look, tie a knot through the punch hole, then take one piece of loose twine and wrap securely with glue.

As always, if you do decide to try one of these DIY ideas, feel free to link me to your blog or email pics and I will be sure to add them to this post!

Be sure to check back for more DIY ideas from A Lot On Your Plate!

Happy Saturday!

– J


  1. Love this!

  2. Cool idea, have masses of paint chips but no idea what to do with them. Will be testing out your plan of action. Brilliant.

  3. What a lovely idea!

  4. jharader says:

    These are great! Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are adorable and would make nice little gifts! Thank you for posting this craft idea!

  6. How pretty, great idea!

  7. Totally cute. I don’t usually like crafty ideas, but this one hit’s my heart since it links to reading, and reuses materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Bravo.

  8. Quality blog, keep up the good work.

  9. Great idea! Wish I’d seen this before I spent all day wondering what to do with myself and ending up doing nothing! Will try next weekend maybe :)

  10. Eva Taylor says:

    What a creative use of paint samples. This would make a lovely craft do Fo with kids.

  11. These are just gorgeous! Well done.

  12. I love these! These are always the kinds of crafts that I wonder how I didn’t think of something like that. I will definitely be making some of these. They would make great presents for all my friends who love to read! :) Thanks for the idea!

  13. Brilliant. I can’t bear to throw all the paint samples away that I collect. Now I know what to do with them. Virginia

  14. these turned out super cute! neat idea.

    • I similar to the puireocs data you bestow in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check another time at this point frequently. I am fairly confident I’ll hear lots of new things right here! Good break for the next!

  15. Creative … this will be a fun project for me and my dudes. I never can find a bookmark when I need one. Thanks for this. ~Gail

  16. super cute! Also, really cute with Ribbon, will give this a try and post it for you to see. craftygirl x

  17. I love these…so awesome!! The spoon/fork stamp is so cute. Where do you get your stamps from?

  18. Oh my goodness, this is brilliant! I am totally trying this the next time I grab some paint samples!

  19. I love this idea! Beautiful!

  20. I love this idea! What a simple, inexpensive and creative idea!!!

  21. Very cute idea… :)

  22. Cute!!


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