Plaid Magnetic Bookmark DIY

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I love magnetic bookmarks but sometimes I feel like there aren’t a lot of options out there in terms of their design which lead me to the idea that I could make my own using scrapbook paper and self adhesive magnets and with fall quickly approaching I went with a plaid design.

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What you’ll need:

  • Scrapbook paper of your choosing (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
  • A piece of card stock for extra support (also Hobby Lobby)
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive magnetic sheet

Optional:

  • Paper Trimmer (Scissors will work fine but I have a paper trimmer and it just makes it a little more exact)

Step 1:

Take the paper with the pattern or design and the card stock paper and cut a strip about an inch wide (you can always make it slimmer or wider if you prefer). They should look something like this:

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I only used one strip each which gave me 3 bookmarks, 2 small and 1 large size. You can do however many strips you like to accommodate the number of bookmarks you plan on making.

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Step 2:

Cut the paper into the sizes you would like, remember these will be folded over so take that into account when folding. Then glue the card stock to the back of the scrapbook paper. I personally like to use Elmer’s repositionalbe glue stick but you can use whatever you have on hand.

After the glue has dried fold the paper in half. It should look something like this:

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Before completely going into this step I’ll let you know that I tried three different ways of placing the magnets onto the bookmark so I’ll be giving directs on each one in case you would like to use one method over the others.


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Step 3:

Take the magnetic sheet and cut a part of it to use for your bookmark. Measuring and cutting using the entire sheet can be a bit difficult so using a small piece is easier to handle.

For my first bookmark I took the paper covering the adhesive side off and placed one side of the back of the bookmark on it:

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Taking the scissors cut along the edge so that it aligns with the bookmark. Because the paper is already connected to the adhesive you should have one side completely covered with the magnet now.  Repeat the same process for the other side.

The end result on the inside should look like this:

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For my second bookmark (this was the larger sized one) I only placed the adhesive magnet on the ends. Simply cut small squares that take up about 1/3 of the bottom, don’t cut too small of a square though as I found that that size magnet isn’t strong enough to connect with each other.

The end result should look like this:

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The third bookmark I don’t have pictured of the inside but essentially I left the paper unfolded and stuck the entire backside to the adhesive and cut along the bookmarks edge then folded it over.

The bookmark that worked best was the first bookmark, I found the magnet worked the best for that one.

The end result should look like this:

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I hope you’ll try it out. It was fairly easy and there are endless patterns you can use.

If you do try it out let me know, I’d love to see them!

 

Happy Reading,

Meghan

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One thought on “Plaid Magnetic Bookmark DIY

  1. Wow, this is pretty innovative! If I had the free time, I’d definitely give these bookmarks a go. Great post! You explained everything clearly.

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