Introduction: Book Marker

Here are a couple of quick and easy book markers you can make that will be perfect for school. Let me show you how easy it is! 

Step 1: Supplies

Small scraps of colored paper. A light weight card stock is perfect.
Paper clips.
Tooth picks.
Floppy disk. 
Round metal from floppy for closure.


Step 2: Tools

Glue to glue paper and paper clips.
Needle nose pliers.
Cardboard for work surface.

Step 3: Making the Purse

In the next few steps I will show how the purse is made. 

Step 4: Floppy

Carefully lift the black tab and remove it from the floppy disk.
There are many things you can use the remaining parts for; so be sure and save them. 
You will find a small piece of wire ( pictured on the black film ) that is good to use for making things, that I  will share in a different Instructable. 


Step 5: Cut and Glue

Place the black tab over a piece of colored paper.
Trim around it with the scissors.
Add glue to the back of the paper and glue it inside the black tab to cover the window.
Glue a small piece of the magnet on the inside cover of the black tab.
Glue the small metal circle (from the floppy to the other side).
Cut out a handle and glue it to the top of the purse.
I used a toothpick to apply the hot glue and it worked out great!
The glue sticks did not leave a discoloration on the paper. 


Step 6: Paper Clips

I forgot to take enough pictures of this part so I added these pictures afterwards so I don't want to confuse you. 
When  the paper, metal disk, and magnets are glued add the paper clips.
Glue the backside of the paper clips.
Write a name in the window section if you like, using the marker.
Next I will show how to make the hanger.


Step 7: Hanger

Repeat step 4 removing the black tab.
Using the tab for a guide, cut out a colored shape of paper to fit.
Glue it to the face of the black tab.
Using the pliers bend the wire in the shape of a hanger.
Glue it to the front of the black tab.
Glue the magnet and round disk on the inside of the book marker.

If I can do this anyone can, all you need to to is practice on a few and be careful not to damage the vinyl while bending the paper clip.

Step 8: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

I am thrilled with these book markers. They will be a good addition to any gift and make great book markers!

In closing I would like to thank our instructables company, sponsors, authors, readers, and members; for making this community a great success! Many hours and hard work has been put into making this place the best DIY on the Internet. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!



Dusk Shadows made it! (author)2012-08-13

Was this for your daughter in law because i know your name isn't Pam soo??

sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-08-13

No, I needed a short name. Thanks though for stopping by! I appreciate your support. Have a super day!

Dusk Shadows made it! (author)Dusk Shadows2012-08-13

Oh ok so u just made up pam

sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-08-14

Yes, it is a made up name. A lager name would work if you typed it and printed it out or could write smaller. Thanks for asking! Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!

Dusk Shadows made it! (author)Dusk Shadows2012-08-14


Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2012-08-14

That's a really cute idea! I feel like there aren't enough floppy disk projects! Thanks for sharing :)

sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-08-14

They are really cool book-markers. I will be adding a magnet to this one as I finally found them! A floppy disk has a lot of cool stuff inside to make things. I am working on a few more floppy disk projects! I am thrilled you commented and hope your day brings pleasant surprises! Sunshiine

Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-08-14

You and your projects always brighten my day Sunshiine :)

sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-08-14

Gosh . . . . thanks!

HMice made it! (author)2012-08-14

*reading a book*
Me: Oh no! I need paperclips!
Ad guy: Never fear, with the new Sunshiine brand Book Marker you'll never lose your page or run out of paperclips!
Buy yours today!

sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-08-14

Nice add! I appreciate your comment and humor! Hope your day is special!

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