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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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Thursday 28th of July 2022

Never found the printable file!

Jodi and Kolchak

Sunday 31st of July 2022

My apologies Kate! Wordpress did an update last week and everything has been very buggy ever since. I'm working to fix it all as quickly as I can.

Here is the link to the file:

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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