I bought the most gorgeous cook book a couple of weeks ago. It’s the
As I was flicking through it I started bookmarking some of the recipes using my usual method of post-it notes (I’ve never been able to bring myself to fold a corner down) when I realised that such a pretty book probably deserved better than a bunch of dog eared scraps of paper sticking out the top. See above for how my cookbooks usually look, a bit of a mess, right? So I grabbed some origami paper and decided to make some simple origami corner bookmarks instead. They are super easy to make and once you get going I’d say each one only takes about 30 seconds to make. 20 minutes later and I had a book full of lovely corner bookmarks that were just as pretty as the book itself.
1. Fold the paper in half across the diagonal.
2. Take the bottom right corner and fold it up to meet the center point. Repeat with the left corner.
3. Open back out and lay flat. Take the top point and fold it down to meet the bottom edge of the paper. This will form a pocket.
4. Take the left corner and fold it back up but this time tuck it into the pocket before creasing and pressing flat. Repeat using the right hand corner to finish your bookmark.
5. Slip your origami corner bookmark onto your page and never lose your place again.
Now all my recipes are neatly marked. So pretty, right?