How to Make Bible Tabs + Bible Journaling Hacks

August 17, 2019
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I recently was filled with the overwhelming desire to upgrade my bible. I just wanted to pretty it up. I considering switching bibles several months ago but honestly I really attached to my current bible.

Being able to see those highlighted pages and markings just brings me so much joy. So I knew that if I was going to do anything that it was going to be a upgrade.

I considered purchasing a set but to be honest I was not impressed with the pricing, quality, and options out there. So as per usual I went on a search. Trying to figure out how I should apply them, what kind of paper to use, and if I would have to create them myself.

Fortunately I found that there are some amazing women of Christ out there who are sharing there bible tab downloads for free. So I downloaded them all.

And then I remembered that I already had sticker paper from my planner sticker days. So I decided to print them on sticker paper.

I went down to my local UPS store and had it printed on my paper. I'm thankful to the woman who helped me although she said they don't usually print on other people paper especially if its not laser paper. But she had another printer in the back. So she gave it a try.

They came out great. In hindsight I should have just went and bought an inexpensive printer. Which I ended up doing recently anyways. But none the less I got my bible tabs printed so I'm happy.

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Even though it took me about 3 hours if not longer to cut them all out and apply them to my bible. I made my own guideline by simply placing the tabs where I though they looked best. Then I marked my paper accordingly.

I love how my my bible turned out and it only cost me about $2.

How to make your own Bible Tabs

Tools I Use

  • ESV Pew Bible from Amazon (this is the one I use)
  • Scissors or tab punch
  • Sticker Paper (click here to buy this exact paper)
  • Printer  
  • Bible Tab Printable


    Free Bible Tab Printable 


    Here's the instructions if you want to create your own DIY Bible Tabs

    1. Decide on the paper you will be printing on. Whether you use card stock, copy paper, or sticker paper. Just remember if you don't use sticker paper you will need to purchase some type of adhesive - like washi tape, double stick tape, or glue stick.
    2. Now that you've decide on your paper you need to print your bible tabs. I am so grateful for these women of Christ whom decided to share these downloads for free.
    3. Cut out your tabs, this part takes a lot of time if your using scissors but it works. 
    4. Fold each tab in half. 
    5. Using a blank sheet of copy paper create a diy tab guideline. By simply grabbing a few tabs and align them on one of your bible page. Once your satisfied with how it looks, mark the placement of each tab on your sheet of copy paper.  
    6. Using your diy guideline you are going to begin to go chapter by chapter adhering your bible tab. Using the adhesive of your choice apply your bible tab!


    Before you go I wanted to share a few more ideas that you can add to brighten your bible. If your feeling underwhelmed and need a bit of inspiration. Here are a few ways to index your favorite verse or bookmark the section your reading.

    8 Bible Journaling Hacks

    Tassled Tag Bookmark by Pitter and Glink

    Washi Tape Bookmark by Embracing the Lovely

    Washi Tape in Bible by Rachel Teodoro

    Tassel Bookmark by Pottery Barn

    Fabric Ribbon Paper Clips by Rachel Teodoro 

    Holiday Bible Journaling by Pitter and Glink

    Like a Tree Bible Journaling by Pitter and Glink


    Bible Tabs by Our Holly Days

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