Hit the Books With Homemade Bookmarks – Hiland Dairy

Hit the Books With Homemade Bookmarks

It’s National Read a Book Day!

My family loves to read. Well, OK; I love to read, which is what inspired me to help my kids make bookmarks out of repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jugs. I thought this simple craft would inspire them to pick up more books and enjoy reading as much as I do. Guess what? It worked!

Homemade Bookmarks

Homemade Bookmarks

What You’ll Need:

Homemade Bookmark Supplies

  • Empty Hiland Dairy Milk jug, gallon-sized
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon, various colors
  • One-hole punch
  • Painters markers or permanent markers, various colors


  • Rinse jug with warm, soapy water. Allow to dry completely.
  • Using scissors, cut out various rectangle shapes from the flat sides of the jug.

Homemade Bookmarks Step 1

  • Draw creative designs using markers. Let dry completely.

Homemade Bookmarks Step 2

  • Punch one hole at the top of each bookmark.

Homemade Bookmarks Step 3

  • Cut various lengths of ribbon and thread them through the holes, securing with a knot.

Homemade Bookmarks Step 4

  • Pick up a good book and start reading!

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