DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

Calling all book lovers! This is one DIY you’re going to be itching to try. Confetti bookmarks are addicting to make — you can create some for yourself, plus they make great gifts, too!

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

The concept is simple enough, and I’ll even share two different ways you can make them!

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

To make your confetti bookmarks you will need:

  • Clear sheet protectors (I had some laying around from Staples, but these from Amazon would work great, too!) Heavyweight are best to give you a sturdier material.
  • Confetti! 
  • Either a Fuse tool (along with a metal ruler + a protective work mat/cardboard) OR a sewing machine
  • A hole punch and ribbon (for embellishment)

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

You’re going to start by cutting your sheet protectors down to the size you prefer. (I found I like a bookmark that is about 7″x2″ but feel free to go with whatever size you want.)

*The easiest way to do this is to cut starting from the “hole punch” end of the sheet protector, that way the bottom side has the original seal/crease to keep the two pieces together and you have one less side to seal.

**It’s pretty hard to take photos of clear things (😝) so forgive the fact I don’t have a really great photo of this step.

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If you’re using the Fuse tool, line up your ruler to expose one edge of the bookmark and use the tool to roll down the side, sealing the edge. (For those of you unfamiliar, the Fuse tool is basically like an itty bitty iron with a special tip that will melt the plastic to seal closed. Youtube is your friend to get familiar with how to use it!)

If you’re using a sewing machine, simply sew the edge closed instead. (*You can have fun with different colored threads if you go this route!)

For whichever method you choose, you’re going to want to make sure you seal both long sides (and one short side if you didn’t follow my advice on the first step.) Leave one short side open for now!

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

Fill the open side with confetti, seal the last side shut, and if you so choose you can add a hole punch and some ribbon to embellish one side.

How much confetti you decide to add is really up to you, but I found about 2 TBSP to be a pretty good amount. (Approx. 10 TBSP come per cup of our confetti, so you should be able to get about 4-5 bookmarks out of 1 cup if you don’t overfill them, and you can make more bookmarks  than that if you use less confetti.)

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

And if you’re feeling SUPER crafty, you can add stickers or use permanent markers to embellish the outside of the bookmark!

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

Is it weird my favorite part was matching ribbon to the confetti mixes? 😅

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

BONUS: Use the same materials/technique but play around with making different shapes! These hearts could make cute gift tags, right?

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

These would be fun as promotional gifts or party favors, too. If you have a specific look for your business or special event, use some custom confetti!

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

No matter what type you create, your bookmark is sure to make reading extra fun!

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

{And a book with #TheConfettiBar confetti on the cover plus a confetti bookmark?! Perfection. 💜}

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

Pretty books featured here:

Crazy Beautiful, Mad Addiction, and Sick Pleasure by yours truly, Jessica Serra Huizenga

Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told by Deirdre Riordan Hall

This Can Be Beautiful by Tiffany Pratt

(Psst…Amazon links used in this post are affiliate links. We cool?)

DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks by The Confetti Bar

What other things do you think I should make using this confetti-filled clear plastic technique??

3 thoughts on “DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks

  1. I have some vinyl sleeves from makeup brushes (like the kind that e.l.f. come in) that would work perfectly for this! Too cute. Might try adding some photos in there too.

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