Make a Bookmark With Rejected Art or Watercolor Practice

I’ve been learning watercolor and have accumulated a stack of blobs and colors on good watercolor paper. The images are kinda nice, but definitely not art. 


Instead of throwing them away, I whipped up a bookmark template, stuck them in my Cricut, added some indigo shibori-dyed yard I had left over from my shibori workshops, and voila, now I have some really cute bookmarks to sell. 

Make Your Own



  • Paper with your watercolor practice or rejected art, drawings, etc.
  • Cricut
  • Scissors
  • Yarn

If you don’t have a Cricut:

  • X- acto knife or Paper cutter 
  • Hole Punch
  • Tracing Paper
  • Printer


1 hours

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Step 1

If you have a Cricut, download the bookmark template zip file below. Upload the .svg file into your Cricut design space. Now, ‘Attach’ each each bookmark with it’s little hole. 

If you don’t have a Cricut, download the bookmark template zip file and print out the pdf. Cut it out or trace it onto cardstock or poster board so you can. Us it as a template.

Step 2

If you have a cricut, place your watercolor practice/rejected art on you cutting pad and cut out the bookmark template. You can add your own sayings using a ‘cricut writing’ font. 



If you don’t have a cricut, use an x-acto knife or paper cutter to cut out the template. 


Step 3

Add some fringe using yarn. I used left over shibori indigo-dyed yarn!


And ta-da -- I have some new bookmarks to see in the shop!