Thursday, September 9, 2010

(Book)Mark This Page



Looking for a great stocking stuffer for a student or your favorite bookworm? Don’t want to spend a bundle?

Have a seat. I have a DIY solution that a monkey could make. And by monkey, I mean me.

They’re chic bookmarks! Made from covered buttons. They tuck right in between your pages without being bulky, and you don’t have to worry about losing your page if you drop your book, or if a certain Redhead reaches up and grabs whatever her chubby little fingers can reach on whatever tabletop/shelf/right out of your hands and runs away with it.


I’ve also found they’re the perfect solution for marking favorite recipes in cookbooks.






My sister gave me a few of these one year, and I thought – “they’re so cute! And I can so totally make this!” So I did. :)


What you’ll need:

- hot glue gun
- covered-button kit
- fabric scraps
- paper clips

You’ll start by making covered buttons with your fabric of choice – just follow the instructions on the package. I bought mine for $2.99 at Hobby Lobby, but you can find these at pretty much any fabric store.



Trust me – WAY EASY.

Once you have your buttons, get your glue gun nice and hot. While that’s heating up, thread the paper clip through the hole in the back of the button. Play with the size to see what proportion you like the most, but I found that with the large buttons that come in your kit, a larger paper clip works best.

Lay the button flat, and fill the back of the button with hot glue. Make sure to hold the paper clip straight until the glue dries, which won’t take long.


THAT’S IT! YOU’RE DONE!

(I totally said this was going to be easy)

6 comments:

  1. Girl no comments yet?? Well I totally love these and I am totally doing them. Thanks.

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  2. Easy AND SUPER CUTE! What a fun idea! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  3. Hi! I arrived here via Today's Creative Blog. I LOVE these! I'm a bookaholic - always reading several at once. I'm going to have to make some of these!!!

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  5. Hi ladies - great to have you! Thanks for following and for the comments - hope to see you back here again! :)

    Emily

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  6. These are adorable!
    I have a daughter getting her Phd. and I'm sure she would love these!
    thanks

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