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.
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.
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.
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).
Forget the expensive ones, mine came to $0.20 each!
Save your money, use up your scrap paper and get the kids involved.
Have a great one!
Where do you buy the adhesive magnets?
I found some at the dollar store next to photo frames!
Thanks for sharing – much better price point than Amazon. I’m off to find some more myself!
Ever hear of Amazon
Thanks you for the idea,I have found them at Michaels, good sharing!
Hopefully they were relatively inexpensive? (Or that you had your Michael’s coupon at least?) Have fun and thanks for commenting!
How do you keep the unlaminated ones from ripping in half?
If I need something paper to not rip, I put clear packing tape over it. I’m going to try it with these.
How did you fold the laminated bookmark?
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 !
Thanks for this! I’ll be whipping up more bookmarks before Christmas to tuck into any book gifts I give!
How did you get the printed quotes to fit the magnet? Love these!
I’ve purchased 4 different kinds of magnets and none of them seem to want to hold a bookmark together. Either that or they’re too thick. The ones I’m making are smaller, so maybe that has something to do with it. But I’ve tried magnetic tape, magnetic squares (a little thick,) magnetic sheets, and round magnets (too thick.) What kind or brand do you use? I’m going broke! Thanks.
Is there anyway I can see a visual how this is made?