make your own bookplates

One of the most thoughtful graduation gifts I ever received was a collection of my favorite classic novels – Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and Crime and Punishment – in special collector’s edition hardcovers. Is it nerdy how much I love them?

If you’re looking for a graduation gift over the next few weeks, this is an easy, affordable, and meaningful gift for that lucky graduate! You can personalize it by adding one of these homemade bookplates too. I made these with decorative paper (the kind I was busy searching for at Michael’s yesterday!) and a template I made for the bookplate insert itself. These templates are attached as PDFs below in maroon, black, light blue, and light green! The PDFs are already sized, so all you need to do is print!

Template for Light Blue Bookplate


3 Responses to make your own bookplates

  1. Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* says:

    This is a gorgeous and thoughtful idea! Thanks for sharing the templates. 🙂

  2. lexi says:

    This is such a sweet idea! Love it.

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  3. Lindsay says:

    Nope not nerdy at all! All the books that you listed as your favorites are classics. Don’t judge me..but I have not yet read Pride and Prejudice. I am dying to though..just need to find the time. What a great idea this is. My little sister is graduating college and this just may be a great addition to her gift 🙂

    XO Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

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