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{Free Printable} Dog Ear Bookmarks

{Free Printable} Dog Ear Bookmarks

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I was chatting with Maggie at Oh My Dog! blog the other day about books.

We’re both avid readers. Books are a frequent discussion and I always enjoy our chats. However, last week was the exception. Last week, the conversation was a little LESS enjoyable than usual, as I discovered that I am a monster.

Frankly, I’m surprised that Maggie is staying friends with me. This was her face when I revealed something I do as a reader.

You guys, I dog-ear my books.

Sorry, not sorry. There’s something I find extremely satisfying about looking at a book that has been so clearly well loved it looks like a hot mess. Dogeared pages. Food stains. Creases on the spines. I am here to WRECK my books and live amongst them like old friends.

Maggie is “bookmark people”.

I don’t understand bookmark people. HOW DI YOU KEEP IT FROM FALLING OUT? To me, putting a bookmark in my book is basically me saying “I actually don’t want to know where I left off in this book.”

Bustle gets me. Bustle understands: read 11 Things People Who Dog-Ear Books Will Never Understand About People Who Use Bookmarks

Still, the idea of one of my closest friends thinking I’m a neandrathal stung, so I was like “whatever. I’ll make myself a bookmark”.

And frankly, they did turn out super cute. I kind of love them. I’ll be sad when I inevitably lose them all.

Just as important as how adorable they are, these DIY bookmarks are easy as heck to make. Seriously. After I realized that this took so little time to make, I decided to turn them into a free printable bookmark file, so you can make them too!


Cut out.


Glue in place.

That’s all folks. I can’t even make it sound hard or complicated.

You can do it. The kids can do it Literally anyone can do it. You got this. I believe in you.

Click on the image below to download the free printable bookmark file below and don’t forget to share them on Instagram and tag @kolsnotes

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Nancy Lee

Thursday 13th of February 2020

The adorableness! I am enamored with them! What's more, authoritatively mentioning a Greyhound in the following group! As a previous library right hand, let me state that when you hound ear a book, it makes them tragic. Btw bunch of thanks for sharing this with us.

Carrie Noar

Saturday 11th of May 2019

OMG! The cuteness! I am in love with these! And officially requesting a Greyhound in the next batch!


Saturday 11th of May 2019

Ohhhhh I'll have to see if I can find greyhound art!

Melissa Clinton

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

OMD!! These are so cute. As a former library assistant, let me say that when you dog ear a book, it makes them sad. LOL!!


Tuesday 7th of May 2019

I would never dog ear a library book, but also, this is why I buy my own books

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