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DIY Wire Heart Bookmark: 5 Easy Steps

This wire heart bookmark is a perfect adult Valentines Day gift idea!

This heart bookmark is a gift they will actually use all year long. Each time they see it, they will be reminded that they are loved!

It’s a perfect DIY project for teens and adults. And it couldn’t be more simple with just 3 supplies needed.

Of course, it’s not just a Valentine’s Day gift. The heart bookmark would be great for Mother’s Day or any holiday. And it’s always a welcome gift any time of the year for a book lover!

How to Make a Wire Heart Bookmark


  • 20 cm (about 8 inches) craft wire – 16 gauge or 18 gauge
  • Craft pliers (needle nose, round nose and wire cutters; I highly recommend getting this very inexpensive beginner jewelry making kit with all three. It’s a really good deal, and you’ll likely end up needing all three at some point in time while crafting.)
  • Ruler

Note: You can measure a longer piece of wire if you wish to create a bigger bookmark with really big twirl patterns. 

Wire Heart Bookmark Craft Supplies


Step 1

Hold the wire at one end and use the needle nose pliers to bend a small loop. 

Wire with curl for crafting

Step 2

Coil the wire around the loop to create a twirl pattern. Keep the coils loose with some space between the curves. Do 2 or 3 loops.

If you are doing a bigger bookmark, you can coil it more than 3 times using your longer piece of wire. 

Curled wire for bookmark

Step 3

Repeat the same process on the other end of the wire. Try to keep both twirl patterns the same size.

Wire curled at both ends book mark

Step 4

Use the ruler to measure the middle point of the wire. Bend the wire at that point and bringing the 2 scrolls towards each other. 

Heart bookmark made of wire

Step 5

Tighten the bend using round nose pliers and bring in the twirly ends to create a heart. 

Wire Heart Bookmark Tutorial

Be sure to see our DIY Valentine’s Penguin Bookmark, too!

Want to save this craft for later? Be sure to Pin it to Pinterest.

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If you’re looking for other adult Valentines Day or Galentines Day gifts to make, check out my Aloe You Vera Much Plant Pot with free printable!

And you’ll love these adorable matching heart keychains from a dollar store game, this romantic Valentine Love Song sign, or this Dollar Tree Valentine’s Candle.

Plus, you might like this easy Valentine’s Day Ribbon Loop Tree. Seriously, it’s so easy!

Tess S.

Thursday 25th of January 2024

Thank you for this tutorial! I have all the supplies on hand, it's easy to understand and super cute! What more could one ask!!!!! Happy Valentine's Day!


Thursday 25th of January 2024

Thanks, Tess! I used to be scared of working with wire, but realized it is so easy to use in crafting! Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!

Barbara Warner

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Love this bookmark! Cute, clever, and easy to make and what friend wouldn't love it? Thanks so much for sharing this brilliant idea!

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Sunday 31st of January 2021

Thanks, Barbara!