Introduction: Bookmark Bling

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I strive to make things from throwaway items.  I enjoy working with inner-tubes.  I have been trying to find a solution to using other methods for attaching things to inner-tubes instead of glue.  I have been unable to find inner-tube glue in my area.  This instructable is how I turned an inner-tube into something I think is very useful and pretty.   

Step 1: Supplies

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Ribbon scrap
2 Buttons
Shiny gem stone
Craft Glue
Pinking scissors
Key chain ring
Hole punch 

Step 2: Cutting

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Paint the inner tube using a high quality paint or leave it unpainted.  
Mine measures 2X6
After it is dry mark it the desired size.
Cut it out using the pinking scissors.  

Step 3: Hole

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Mark center on the book mark and using the hole punch cut it out.

Step 4: Ribbon

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Cut a small piece of ribbon about 8 inches long.
Slip the ribbon through the book marker hole.
Layer the buttons and ribbon as shown and glue. ( the ribbon is folded in half)
Press and weight it down until it dries.

Step 5: Gem

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Glue the gem in the center of the button.

Step 6: Key Ring Book Mark

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I do not know how to tell you to attach the inner-tube to the key ring but maybe you can see how it is done by looking at the pictures.
I just cut out the book mark from the inner tube and made a slit across it and glued the sticker.  My husband attached it to the key-ring.  It made a very nice book mark.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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These turned out very nicely!  I am sure they will be appreciated by all the people who will be getting them.
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day!


rwong15 (author)2013-12-21

I have a bookmark similar to your bookmark. I would like you to make an instruction about it. You don't even need to mention me but just let me use your instruction in the future, please!

PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-19

Great idea!

sunshiine (author)PotatoCoffee2011-12-19

Thanks for commenting Potato! Have a fun day!

PotatoCoffee (author)sunshiine2011-12-20

Potato!? Thank you Sun?

sunshiine (author)PotatoCoffee2011-12-20

Tator? You know like in cars? Where did you come up with PotatoCoffee? That is funny. I like it though. That is me I love the sunshine or sun.

PotatoCoffee (author)sunshiine2011-12-20

You know, I wanted something different. As in different to something like "jakyjo17480".

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-12-19

Very nice and sturdy bookmark!

It should last forever LOL. Thanks for commenting! Have a beautiful day!

SIRJAMES09 (author)2011-12-19

With all the stuff you've been cranking out, you've been busier than a 1 legged man in a butt kicking contest!

And it's not junk, but useful & nice looking stuff as well!! Wish I had your energy, your will power, & all the room you need to do this stuff...

Thanks for sharing Sunshiine!!

sunshiine (author)SIRJAMES092011-12-19

Thanks SirJames! I embrace your compliments! I really don't have all that much energy I push myself because being bored is not my idea of a good time. As far as room hehe you should see the mess. I spend more time looking for something I buried because of lack of space. The life of a crafter. But I am not complaining I am a happy girl! Have a splendorous day! And again thank you!

sunshiine (author)2011-12-19

Thanks so much for the compliment! As always these were great fun to make. Have a beautiful day!

canucksgirl (author)2011-12-19

Ingenious idea sunshiine!

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