Lord Of The Rings: Character Bookmarks

Time for a new DIY series..  😀 😀

I do not know a lot about LOTR as I do about Harry Potter as I never read the books. I watched the movies 2 years ago and thought it to be a very engaging series. I definitely will get around to reading the books at some point.

I have had a few suggestions from bloggers to try and include some LOTR DIYs as part of my ongoing fantasy series’….. so here goes 🙂

The easiest DIYs to start with are bookmarks. They’re easily made and do not require a lot of materials.

What you need:

  • Cardstock in different colors (Michaels usually sells them for 19-50 cents).
  • Matte mod podge or Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors and pencil
  • Sharpie markers in assorted colors
  • Twine / ribbon in assorted colors
  • Color pencils for detailing (This is optional)
  • A working printer

What you do:

Cut out your cardstock to a certain size, gently rounding the edges with scissors. (I was not particular about size and went with both rectangular and square options; 5″ x 4″).          IMG_4463

  1. This is the fun part, picking good silhouette images for your favorite characters. I went with a bunch of different ones – Gandalf, Bilbo, Aragorn, Thorin and more. Print these out on regular paper.
  2. Cut out the image carefully and lay it on your cardstock, depending on where you want to stick it.
  3. For Bilbo, I found a color silhouette that I used with my yellow cardstock. I colored his face with yellow pencil to match.
  4. Add a thin layer of mod podge or glue to the back and stick on to the cardstock. Gently smooth out the image with your finger to remove bubbles.
  5. I added the name ‘Bilbo Baggins’ using a thin black sharpie.
  6. Use a pin or the end of your scissors to make a small hole at the top center and thread some twine through. You can either make a knot with the two free ends or add some charms / tassels at the end.                                                                                                    Untitled4
  7. For Gandalf, I chose a silhouette of him holding his staff and repeated steps 2-6. I added the words ‘You shall not pass’ and ‘Gandalf the grey’ using a thicker sharpie.       Untitled
  8. For Legolas, I used a pencil to draw an outline of an arrow and filled it in with a black sharpie. I stuck a silhouette of Legolas over and added some twine to the center of the bookmark.                                                                                                                      Untitled1
  9. For Gollum, I added mountain and icicle silhouettes with a black sharpie and stuck the image on top. I added the words ‘My Precious’ and ‘Gollum’ and added some fuzzy ribbon instead of twine just because I had some left from a different project.     Untitled
  10. Aragorn was the quite easy to do. A cut out on yellow cardstock and some detailing (a sword) with brown pencil and added some fuzzy ribbon.                                                         IMG_4490
  11. Arwen was a bit of a challenge because I couldn’t find the right image. I found one after a lot of searching on the internet. I drew the elf symbol and stuck the image over it. I wrote ‘I would rather share one lifetime with you’ in fine black sharpie.          Untitled3
  12. Thorin was the easiest. A white cardstock with a silhouette and his name on the side, all in black.                                                                                                                                           IMG_4504

I have another LOTR DIY bookmark post in the works focusing on some famous quotes. Hope this inspires you to get creative and make some 🙂



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