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Make a DIY Bookmark with Liquid Polymer Clay

Liquid polymer clay is an unexpectedly cool way to make a DIY bookmark! Create swirls of color and top them with a fun tassel or pompom for a very custom bookmark creation.

diy bookmarks
diy bookmarks
diy bookmarks

Be warned: this is one of those addictive DIYs that will have you wanting to make more DIY bookmarks than you know what to do with! Lucky for you, I’ve got ideas.

I love working with liquid polymer clay to pour pretty, colorful projects like these bookmarks. So I’m pumped to team with one of my favorite craft brands, Sculpey, to bring you this dose of creativity!

If you haven’t worked with this material before, I think you’re going to love this.

Psst — before you dive in, be sure to sign up below for my VIP group so that I can send my best ideas straight to ya.

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More POlymer Clay Projects

We have some fantastic clay projects in our library! Whether you’re looking for more liquid clay ideas or classic polymer clay, I pulled together some of my faves for you.

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What is Liquid Polymer Clay?

One of the coolest craft supplies ever, that’s what!

Liquid Sculpey is a super-versatile liquid polymer clay material that comes as a thick liquid but becomes strong and flexible after you bake it. It’s perfect for silicone molds, jewelry making, transfers, window clings, and more.

I love that you can also include fun add-ins like glitter, dried flowers, alcohol ink, and more.

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Ideas For your DIY Bookmarks

If I’m being honest, I know that my son will probably steal every single one of the six bookmarks I made. That kid reads like a fiend!

But if you don’t have a voracious reader in your household, there are so many other ideas for your DIY bookmarks!

These would make amazing teacher or paraprofessional gifts around holiday time, and they’re so easy to make in big batches! You could also make them for neighbors, friends, grandma and grandpa, babysitters, and more.

They’d also be perfect to make and sell in a craft market or in an online shop.

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Supplies You’ll Need

The great thing about the supplies for your DIY bookmarks is that they’ll last a long time!

Eventually you may run out of Liquid Sculpey, but the mixing set and molds can be used over and over to create projects for years to come.

Materials

  • Liquid Sculpey. If you decide to mix colors and pour them together like we did here, be sure you choose colors that complement each other or are in the same family. They have the potential to mix a bit, so this will help avoiding your colors turning brown or gray when they mix.
  • Silicone Mixing Set. This set is majorly useful! The silicone cup wipes clean, or peels clean after you bake it. The little mixing stick is perfect for gently moving liquid clay around, or for scooping add-ins like glitter into your clay. And it has a lid to store excess liquid inside!
  • Silicone Bookmark Molds. These come in an array of sizes and shapes, so do a quick online search to find the ones that work best for you.
  • Tassels or Pom Poms. These are optional but I think they add such a fun touch! You can purchase these online, or find our tutorials for making tassels here and pom poms here.
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Baking Tray
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How to Make DIY Bookmarks with Liquid Polymer clay

  1. Start by uncapping your selected colors of Liquid Sculpey. Use the flat end of the stir stick to stir the contents of each bottle (cleaning the stir stick between colors).
  2. Place your molds onto a baking sheet.
  3. Pour some of each color into the mixing cup, depending on how many bookmarks you’ll be making. I find that it’s better to underestimate and refill as needed, rather than pouring too much and unnecessarily mixing your colors.
  4. Slowly and gently pour the mixture into your mold.
  5. Gently tap the baking sheet on your table surface to bring any bubbles to the surface and spread the clay. You can pop any bubbles with the pointed end of the stir stick.
  6. If needed, use the stir stick to help spread the clay evenly around the mold. You can also use the pointed end to drag gently through your colors and create pretty swirls.
  7. Heat your oven to 275 F and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the bookmarks to cool. Once cool, peel them out of the molds. Use a pair of scissors to gently trim any rough edges.
  9. Thread a piece of embroidery thread through the hole in a bookmark. Hot glue the ends to a tassel or pom pom.
liquid polymer clay
liquid polymer clay
liquid polymer clay
liquid polymer clay
diy bookmarks
diy bookmarks
diy bookmarks

Have Fun!

There are so many fun ways to customize your DIY bookmarks! Add glitter, gold leaf, or any extras you can think of to make them exactly how you like them.

Hope you love trying out this fun project. xoxo

diy bookmarks
diy bookmarks
diy bookmarks

DIY Bookmarks with Liquid Polymer Clay

Yield: DIY Bookmarks
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

Liquid polymer clay is an unexpectedly cool way to make a DIY bookmark! Create swirls of color and top them with a fun tassel or pompom for a very custom bookmark creation.

Materials

  • Liquid Sculpey in your favorite colors
  • Silicone bookmark molds
  • Baking tray
  • Tassels or pompoms
  • Embroidery thread

Tools

  • Sculpey Silicone mixing cup set
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start by uncapping your selected colors of Liquid Sculpey. Use the flat end of the stir stick to stir the contents of each bottle (cleaning the stir stick between colors).
  2. Place your molds onto a baking sheet.
  3. Pour some of each color into the mixing cup, depending on how many bookmarks you'll be making. I find that it's better to underestimate and refill as needed, rather than pouring too much and unnecessarily mixing your colors.
  4. Slowly and gently pour the mixture into your mold.
  5. Gently tap the baking sheet on your table surface to bring any bubbles to the surface and spread the clay. You can pop any bubbles with the pointed end of the stir stick.
  6. If needed, use the stir stick to help spread the clay evenly around the mold. You can also use the pointed end to drag gently through your colors and create pretty swirls.
  7. Heat your oven to 275 and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the bookmarks to cool. Once cool, peel them out of the molds. Use a pair of scissors to gently trim any rough edges.
  9. Thread a piece of embroidery thread through the hole in a bookmark. Hot glue the ends to a tassel or pom pom.

Notes

A few extra notes about your materials!

Liquid Sculpey. If you decide to mix colors and pour them together like we did here, be sure you choose colors that complement each other or are in the same family. They have the potential to mix a bit, so this will help avoiding your colors turning brown or gray when they mix.

Silicone Mixing Set. This set is majorly useful! The silicone cup wipes clean, or peels clean after you bake it. The little mixing stick is perfect for gently moving liquid clay around, or for scooping add-ins like glitter into your clay. And it has a lid to store excess liquid inside!

Silicone Bookmark Molds. These come in an array of sizes and shapes, so do a quick online search to find the ones that work best for you.

Tassels or Pom Poms. These are optional but I think they add such a fun touch! You can purchase these online, or find our tutorials for making tassels here and pom poms here.

This post is sponsored by Sculpey. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

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