Make a DIY Faux Leather Bookmark for yourself or as a gift. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but allow this site a small commission that makes more Cricut tutorials possible.
This is my first Cricut project using iron-on vinyl and faux leather. Even with using iron-on vinyl and wood, I never would have thought to combine iron-on with faux leather! This DIY Faux Leather Bookmark is a great beginning project for trying this technique. Be sure to read down in the post for my big mistake so to not repeat it.
- Cricut machine – Either a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Faux Leather
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Iron-on Vinyl
- Cricut EasyPress Mini or home iron (Cricut EasyPress Mini preferred)
- Cricut EasyPress mat or many folded up towels
- Yarn or baker’s twine
Open Cricut Design Space. Use my already designed file found HERE or make your own. I started with the “Just One More Page” project template, removed the “Just One More Page” image and added my own.
Send the designs to the Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror the image for the portion of the design cut with the iron-on vinyl. If you have never used iron-on vinyl before, check out How to get Iron-on Vinyl Right the FIRST Time.
Weed the unnecessary portions of the designs using the weeding tool.
Place the faux leather bookmark on the Cricut EasyPress Mat or towels. This is necessary to protect the surface from the heat of the Cricut EasyPress.
Place the design on the faux leather bookmark. Lightly place the Cricut EasyPress Mini on the design.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT press the iron or Cricut EasyPress Mini down onto the bookmark. Only slightly place the heat on the faux leather bookmark. Too much pressure will make indentations in the faux leather and will press out any of the faux leather marbling. I made this mistake the first time. You can see the results in the below photo.
Warm peel the liner from the design.
Cut 6″ of baker’s twine or yarn. Thread it through the hole and tie it to create a bookmark tassel.
See two other faith based faux leather bookmark designs here.
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