"Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar as a bookmark?" - Steven Spielberg
If I can make an everyday object pretty, well gosh darnet I will! My random bookmarks of receipts, scratch pieces of paper or the book-cover flap were just not flying anymore. The solution? Magnet bookmarks out of some of my favorite paper. The magnets hold your bookmark in place and you can even place it to remember what sentence you are on if you couldn't finish the page. But the possibilities don't stop with pretty paper. Use a favorite greeting card that was given to you, a ticket from a concert, game or play, a photo, etc. This project takes 5 minutes, so squeeze a little time in and whip-up some eye candy for your summer reads.
What You Will Need:
Paper (photo, card, ticket, postcard, etc)
Adhesive Magnets (I had business card magnets that I cut in 1/3)
To Get Started:
1. Fold your paper in 1/2. You can use any size you want.
2. Cut your magnets to size if needed. Remove the adhesive protector from your magnets. Place one magnet on each end of your paper so that when you fold it they attract.
3. Start using the magnet bookmark in your book
Magnet bookmarks are great little gifts for stocking stuffers, Book Club gifts, hostess gifts, or you could make one for Father's Day using a photo or some artwork from the kids. I'd love to see some pictures if you decide to make some magnet bookmarks of your own. :)
Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!