**Attention all bookworms! Here's how to spice up your books and replace all those boring bookmarks :)**

**CORNER BOOKMARK**
Here's how to do it:

**On a piece of plain scrap paper, draw a square. Use your ruler so its sides are perfectly straight.**Don’t make it too big – mine measured 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches, though you could go larger than that.

**Draw second square exactly the same size on the right side of the first square (so they share a side) and a third square exactly the same size on the top of the first square. You should end up with 3 squares that compose an L shape.**

**Using your ruler, draw a diagonal line across the uppermost square, from its top right corner to its bottom left corner. Scribble out the upper left half (now a triangle) of the square, as you won’t be using that part.**

**Next, draw a diagonal line across the bottom right square, from its top right corner to its bottom left corner. Scribble out the lower right half (now a triangle) of this square.**

**Cut out all parts of the entire shape that have not been scribbled out. This should be a square with two triangles attached to it, one on the top and one on the right. This is your template.**

**Trace your template onto your pretty piece of cardstock (or onto the plain piece of cardstock that you intend to decorate), and cut the shape out.**

**Using your ruler and the tip of your mechanical pencil with no lead showing, score a line (make an indent) along the edges of the square that connect to the two triangles.**

**[optional] Cut a square of pretty paper slightly smaller than the one you used for your template and glue it onto the square portion of your shape. I generally do this if the paper I’m using is quite plain.**

**Fold one triangle inwards, so it covers the upper half of the square.**

**Apply glue to the underside (the side still facing up) of the second triangle, and fold it over onto the first triangle.**

**[optional] As in step 6.5, if you’ve used plain cardstock and want to glue fancy paper on top of it, cut out a triangle of the fancy paper that’s slightly smaller than the folded-over triangles of the bookmark. Glue the smaller triangle on top of the larger, folded-over ones.**

**Add any decorations or illustrations you wish.**Use by slipping over the corner of the page you wish to mark, like a pocket.

And you're done! I tried doing this a year ago and here's what I did..

*Spongebob Squarepants*

*Patrick Star*

*Stitch*

**Try doing your own favorite character or even your self portrait! Be as creative as possible. Hope this helps ;)**

**xo**

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