Free Printable Illustrated Cookbook Markers

Free printable illustrated cookbook markers to use to make it easy to find your favorite recipes amongst all your cookbooks.

Illustrated cookbook book markers

Recently when I was going through cookbooks for meal planning ideas, I wanted to have something pretty to mark the recipes I plan to try. I usually organize my recipes in a recipe card box, but many of my family’s favorite recipes are in my collection of cookbooks.  I even have a favorite recipe card framed on my kitchen counter.

To help me organize my favorite recipes in my cookbooks, I decided to create illustrated cookbook markers and print them out using my computer and printer.  They look so much prettier than scraps of ripped paper.

How to Print a Free Set of Printable Cookbook Markers

I have made the cookbook markers into a free printable for you to download. Follow these steps to print:

  • Download .pdf and save to your computer. I usually save to my desktop.
  • Add white card stock to your printer.
  • Choose to print in color or black and white in your printer’s settings. 
  • Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut out the eight cookbook markers.
  • Print one or many copies depending on how many cookbook book markers you need.

Free printable cookbook markers that are illustrated with kitchen tools and food.Set of 8 Cookbook Markers to Print for Free

Download here: Cookbook Marker’s 

Free set of printable cookbook markers

Print out a few sets.  One for you and another set to give to a foodie friend. 

How to Give a Set of Cookbook Markers as a Gift

I printed this set on ribbed card stock and wrapped a strip of card stock around the set as shown below.

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To create a wrapping strip to go around the set of cookbook markers:

  1. Cut a  3/4″  x  6″  strip out of card stock. 
  2. Cut a 1/2″ slit on the bottom edge  3/4″ from the end.
  3. Cut another 1/2″ slit on the other end, but this time from the top edge.
  4. Wrap around the cut-out markers and place the slits into each other to close.

More Ideas on How to Mark Recipes in Cookbooks

How to organize cookbooks and recipe boxes

This is my very used recipe box. Ignore the worn off tabs, someday I will re-do them, but for now I wanted to show you this very easy and smart recipe box organizing idea. 

TIP: Recipe Box Organizing Idea

  • When you have a favorite recipe in a cookbook, create a recipe card for it in your recipe box.  Title the card with the name of the recipe. Add the name of the cookbook it is from and the number of the page in the cookbook as well as any notes about the recipes, like this is a crowd pleaser. File it under the a category in your recipe box. 

Creating these cards will save you a lot of time trying to find which cookbook a favorite recipe was in when you need it. 

If you like to find new recipes that are family faves, check out my Recipes. I don’t have many, but the ones that I have posted are the best and all are crowd pleasers. Find them all listed here – under: RECIPES

Bon Appetite’

Free Printable Illustrated Cookbook markers for foodies and anyone who loves cookbooks and recipes.

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  1. Linda O'Neill says:

    I must have missed one of your previous posts. What’s happened?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Linda –

      I don’t think you missed anything. :-) The post with the cookbook markers is an old post. I just linked to it in my email to subscribers as a way to share old posts. I will have to edit it so it reads as a project and remove the personal things that I tend to include in my blog posts. Does this answer your question?

  2. i think more and more people are finding themselves in this place. my dh had an accident 7 yrs ago and we have been slowly finding our way out of it all. he went back to school to change careers since he can no longer do what he did, and is graduating this May. there are NO JOBS out there tho if you aren’t a 20 something grad. so sad! he was even turned down from a head hunters company!!!

    we have become very frugal as well and are always looking out for short term income opportunities to help out.

    thanks for the cookbook bookmarks–so cute!

  3. These are so cute! Thanks so much for these, I’ll be linking. I love your resourceful attitude during this difficult time. It’s so inspiring to see the fabulousness that results!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this. We are in the same place in life. Hubs job was cut last May after 30 years in the same industry. We lived off severance which is now gone. He had a company car and Insurance which are also gone. He has been unable to find a job paying even half of what he was making so he has started his own biz. Of course no money as yet.I was a SAHM who did faux painting part time for fun money,(those jobs have dried up w/ the economy) now I am selling jewelry at home parties and we took retirement money to exist for a year. 2 in college also.I have several 50 something friends in the same place as well. Love your attitude. I feel this is a bump in the road and a great way to rethink our lives and remake our future into something different but better in the long run. Hang in there! We can all lift one another up by showing grace in adversity.

  5. LOVE your markers! And the presentation idea is great, too! What a lovely idea for a gift!

  6. I just want to take a minute and thank you for your generosity. I think it is amazing that while you are having problems in your life you are swtill thinking of others. Thank you I LOVE the markers. I am making a set for my daughter also. Hang in there and stay HAPPY!

  7. Diane @ InMyOwnStyle says:

    Hi Julie and Ann-
    Thanks for the kind words. I wish that there were a few more hours in each day. I would put them to good use. I will try to keep doing what I love and see where it takes me.
    My best- Diane

  8. Thanks for sharing the adorable book marks. Sorry about your husband’s job. Your creativity is amazing and I wouldn’t be surprised to see you parlay it into something more. Pioneer Woman took what she does and it’s expanded into a cookbook and more. Love your blog!

  9. These are adorable…thank you! Hugs to you as you juggle and thrift. I’ve been fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for 12 years now…and know my days doing this are numbered. With 4 kiddos headed to College one day, I know I’ll need to get into the workforce again to help dh. I’m trying not to think about it, but make the most of each day and try to be as thrifty as I can. Would love to hear about your thrifty tips too!

  10. Kaysi @ Keeping It SImple says:

    Those are fun, thanks for sharing!