Make your own bookmark out of wax paper! They are so easy to make and the evergreen pieces make this the perfect holiday craft or handmade gift. They are so fun to make that you won’t be able to stop at one!
Bookmarks make a great holiday craft because many children receive books during the holiday season! These cute bookmarks look like mini Christmas trees and the gems look like twinkling lights when reflected in the sunlight. They are so pretty!
If these look familiar that’s because we made beautiful wax paper lanterns using the same supplies. You could make them both at the same time!
Ready to give it a try!? Here’s what you’ll need..
- Arborvitae Pieces
- Wax paper
- Towel or ironing board
- Scissors or portable paper trimmer
- Gem Stickers (optional)
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Related: Check out this adorable Air Dry Clay Dish for the Holidays
Here’s How I Made these DIY Wax Paper Lanterns:
Clip some arborvitae pieces. Next, turn on your iron to a medium high setting. If your wax paper doesn’t stick together, then turn your iron up higher.
Cut a piece of wax paper, fold it in half to make a crease and open it back up again. My whole piece is about 21 inches long. This might seem way too big, but the wax paper will not seal if you don’t leave enough room surrounding the arborvitae piece.
Place your arborvitae piece on one half of the piece of wax paper.
Fold your piece of wax paper over the arborvitae piece. This doesn’t need to be perfect because you can always trim it up later.
As soon as your iron hits the wax paper, it will fuse together! It’s a neat process to observe. I quickly ran the iron over the wax paper several times, then I flipped it over and did the same thing on that side.
Since there is an air pocket around the arborvitae piece, the green will fade a bit over time. They are just too thick to seal 100%.
Now trim your paper to make it the height and width you would like. This is also when you can trim up those rough edges. You can use scissors, but I find this paper trimmer pretty handy!
This step is optional. We added some small gem stickers to mimic Christmas lights. They look so pretty!
Pair a bookmark with a book and you have the perfect gift. People love a beautiful and thoughtful handmade gift!
We had fun playing around with different color combinations with the gem stickers! I found that was a great added touch and fun way to personalize them for yourself or someone else.
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I hope you try to make your own bookmark! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.