Make a Summer Floral Bookmark using this Hibiscus SVG file

This summer floral bookmark gives some extra tropical vibes to my vacation reading, and makes me feel fancy as I sit with my umbrella drink near the water. Get the free hibiscus flower cut file I used below.

Pink, orange, and yellow hibiscus flowers and green leaves making a Tropical flower bookmark. bookmark is lying in book next to pool.
Make a tropical hibiscus bookmark.

I always bring paper books to the beach or pool so I don’t have to worry about electronic devices getting damaged by a rogue wave or stolen when I’m not looking.

Sometimes I even read in the pool to beat the heat, and I definitely can’t bring an e-reader in there.

I also often travel with a few small craft supplies, just in case rain keeps me inside. After all, relaxing with craft supplies is never a bad thing!

This year, I brought along a little envelope of paper hibiscus flowers cut from a new design. Sure enough, afternoon thunderstorms gave me an excellent opportunity to craft.

I made a tropical summer floral bookmark using my hibiscus svg cutouts, perfect for using next to the pool.

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Supplies to Make DIY Floral Bookmark

How to Make a Hibiscus Bookmark using Cricut

  1. Download my Hibiscus SVG cutting file, and open in Cricut Design Space. Resize layers as desired. I used 1.5″ flowers, 1″ pistils, and 1/2″ leaves.
  2. Follow directions in Design Space to cut 4-6 flowers each from pink and orange papers, 8 pistils from yellow paper, and 3 leaves from green paper..
Orange and pink paper hibiscus flower cutouts on marble background. Part of summer floral bookmark tutorial.
Cut flowers and leaves using free hibiscus flower svg cutting file.
  1. Cut a base bookmark layer from yellow cardstock approximately 6×1.5″ using the background layer from this bookmark cutting file, or a standard paper cutter.
  2. Arrange pink and orange hibiscus flowers on top of base layer as shown in photo, or otherwise as desired. You may have extra flowers, depending on arrangement. Tuck 3 green leaves among flowers to cover exposed base layer spaces. Once you like your arrangement, glue flowers and leaves in place on base layer. Allow to dry.
  1. Arrange pistils on flowers, making sure most of the length overlaps previous layers to provide strength. Glue in place.
Pink and orange hibiscus flowers arranged to make summer floral bookmark on marble background.
Add yellow pistil accents to hibiscus flowers.
  1. (Optional) Laminate bookmark using laminating folder and machine if desired, to provide strength and protection.

If I had made my summer floral bookmark in my studio, I probably would have laminated it to make it waterproof and protect the small pieces from bending or tearing. But since it was a vacation project, I left it bare and it’s been just fine.

Download the Free Hibiscus SVG Cutting File

Click the download button below to save to your device. Personal use only.


Hibiscus Flower 5.07 KB 210 downloads


Enjoy your hibiscus summer floral bookmark!

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Pink, orange, and yellow hibiscus flowers and green leaves making a Tropical flower bookmark on marble background. Pink text overlay reads "Make a Tropical Hibiscus Bookmark"

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  1. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for joining the Summer of Flowers event!