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Tutorial & Freebie: Bible Tabs

If you're into Bible Journaling, studying the bible or simply reading it, you know it can be a little tedious to search for books and/or verses within it.

I mean, if you don't know where the books are, then you have to look up the index first in order to locate that particular book you're looking for... or even worst, flip through page after page after page until you find the correct one.

So the best solution for this is to either memorize the books' order (which in my case it's pointless...  LOL!) or use bible tabs.

But it happens that I use a Catholic Bible and when I went to buy tabs, all of the tabs that I found were Protestant/Christian (66 books only, while the Catholic has 73 books). So instead of ordering them online, I decided to make my own. And guess what? I'm sharing them with you! :) I also made a Spanish version for my Spanish speaking followers ;)

To download the English .PDF file, simply click here.

Para español presiona aquí. To download the Spanish .PDF file, click here.

Now for the instructions...

What I did was that I cut a 12"x12" piece of patterned paper to 8 1/2"x11", so that it could fit into my printer and then clicked "print".

Because I love colorful stuff, I printed another sheet in a different color...

Then using a paper trimmer (you can also use scissors), I cut each tab following the printed lines as guides...

Next step, I folded them in half (I used a bone folder to make a crispy edge), and then added adhesive to the back of the tabs (you can also use sticky strips, double-sided tape or glue). Make sure that you add the adhesive to both sides of the tab (left and right) as shown...


If you want to decorate your tabs even more, use a hole puncher and make two half holes (one at each side) of your tabs like shown...

Finally, adhere the tabs to the pages making sure half of it sticks out of the page, like shown...

And this is the final result!

I hope that you find these useful either if you're a Catholic or a Protestant/Christian (Non-Denominational).

Let me know what you think ok? And don't forget to share this with your friends too!

Thanks for stopping by! ~xoxo



  1. These are great! Thanks for sharing them!

  2. These are great! Thanks for sharing them!

  3. You are so generous to share. Thank you

  4. So cool. I've been looking for tutorials on how to make tabs and this really helped.

  5. These are just what I was looking for and real simple to use,Thank you so very much!

  6. Sencillanente excelente, muchas gracias y trillones de bendiciones

  7. Olá sou Brasileira! 🇧🇷 Há tempos procurava uma ideia de abas de Bíblia Católica e nada... As ideias eram apenas protestantes, mas... até encontrar a sua ideia! Amei, parabéns! ❤️ Inclusive a ideia das folhas coloridas, muito prática! E a ideia dos furos na aba para ficarem ainda mais com cara de abas?!... Lindo muito lindo! Muito obrigada por compartilhar, sou Catequista e vou compartilhar com meus catequizandos... Abraço...


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