Easy Magnetic Bookmarks

I don’t know what to tell you – it’s scrap paper and adhesive magnets.

Not much to say as far as a tutorial goes, but clearly there are people out there that have been creating a marketplace for these super-simple magnetic bookmarks – and have been getting screwed!

They’re very cute – but $5- $8 for six is crazy!

I bought these adhesive magnets and made dozens on dozens of various versions of magnetic bookmarks…. within minutes.

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Mine are strips of leftover scrapbook paper cut to 1.5″ by 6″ and then folded in half.

Place two magnets together, press onto one side of the bookmark and then fold the other half over top and you’re done!  Your magnets will be perfectly lined up.

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Why magnetic?

So that they stay in place if you carry a book around with you, or to mark a page in a planner.  If you shake your book or drop it, the magnets will keep the bookmark in place so you don’t lose your page.

I made a few magnetic bookmarks with quotes and images and laminated them for durability.

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But you could go with straight paper.  Amazing Amy made a couple of dozen magnetic bookmarks for her daughter’s class and I made another couple of dozen for Chloe’s (seen in the cello box in the background).

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Forget the expensive ones, mine came to $0.20 each!

Save your money, use up your scrap paper and get the kids involved.

It is SOOOO easy.
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Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:40:21-04:00September 11th, 2016|BOOKS, CRAFTS|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Zara King September 11, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Where do you buy the adhesive magnets?

    • Janine February 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      I found some at the dollar store next to photo frames!

      • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca February 26, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

        Thanks for sharing – much better price point than Amazon. I’m off to find some more myself!

  2. Zara King September 11, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Thanks you for the idea,I have found them at Michaels, good sharing!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca September 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Hopefully they were relatively inexpensive? (Or that you had your Michael’s coupon at least?) Have fun and thanks for commenting!

  3. Donna March 3, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    How do you keep the unlaminated ones from ripping in half?

    • E May 6, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      If I need something paper to not rip, I put clear packing tape over it. I’m going to try it with these.

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  5. Pooja August 22, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    How did you fold the laminated bookmark?

    • Sherry November 3, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Hi,
      I haven’t made these bookmarks yet, but I do make laminated prayer journals. I simply score and burnish the card stock or paper before laminating. Then, I laminate the card stock (or paper ), then once I’ve trimmed it to the correct size, I gently fold the laminated journal cover on the score line that I made. It folds easily and does not come unsealed, as I thought it might. I hope this gelps. Happy Crafting !

      • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca November 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

        Thanks for this! I’ll be whipping up more bookmarks before Christmas to tuck into any book gifts I give!

  6. Annie February 2, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    How did you get the printed quotes to fit the magnet? Love these!

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