My husband came in the room the other day while I was reading a book from the library. He had gotten so used to seeing me read books on my Kindle and said, “What is that contraption you are holding?” It’s true that bookmarks aren’t as needed as they used to be. But guess what? My mom asked for a book for Mother’s Day and has a Kindle herself. I called to make sure she didn’t want a gift card to buy eBooks and she said nope, she still prefers normal books. So I decided to whip these up for her.
All you need is some paper (like copy paper, not cardstock), washi tape, and some thin magnets that have a sticky side. I also made up these 3”x4” cards you can print off HERE—I printed mine on cardstock. *You don’t have to use washi tape—you can use scrapbook paper as well. However, be careful with the thickness—at least with this kind of magnet. I tried using a thicker cardstock initially and the magnets weren’t strong enough to stick the bookmark together.
I made my bookmarks 2.5” long, though 2″ would be plenty and maybe preferable. All you do is take a strip of your tape and place it along the 2.5” edge (or whatever length you want them), making sure to have some overhang.
Turn the paper over and fold down the washi tape on either side.
Now place another piece of washi tape so that it covers the overlapped edges from the picture above.
Cut along the side of the washi tape.
Fold in half so the raw edges are on the inside.
Cut two 1/2” magnet pieces.
Peel off the sticker and stick them to either end of your bookmark.
Now you can just fold it over the place you are in a book and you have your bookmark.
I placed my finished bookmarks with the cardstock in these self-sealing bags found at most craft stores in the jewelry section.
So easy. And I think they are pretty cute, too.
I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!