I really often loose my bookmarks. And I use a lot of them. I usually have the usual paper ones but I also use the well-known sticky notes when I can't find them.
I saw those magnetic bookmarks in a shop but way too expansive for what it means when making one. So let's start to build it by ourself.
What you will need:
- Slim magnets to be upcycled (in my case those magnets are coming from kid's cake and were originally meant to represent European countries)
- Duct tapes or masking tapes of different sizes and colours
- Utility knife
- Cutting mat
- ev. scissor, ruler
Let's build it!
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Step 1: Build Your Own
Fairly easy to build your own magnetic bookmark.
First, using the utility knife, cut your magnet in rectangles, about 1 by 2 cms.
On my cutting mat, I am lucky enough to have squares representing centimetres. Position your magnets from 2 to 5 cm away. This length will basically determine how many pages your bookmark will be able to embrace. According to my experience, 3 cm is a good length.
Once positioned, use your duct/masking tape to cover and join your magnets. You can use a single or multiple bands if you want to mix colours etc... Take care to glue your band on your mat, it will make the process much easier.
Once the first side is done, simply flip your assembly and do the same on the other side. Take care to perfectly glue the 2 sticky sides.
Then use your knife or scissors, eventually with a ruler to remove unneeded pieces of tape.
Step 2: Final Result
Grab a coffee and your favourite book and enjoy! You will never loose your pages any more and your bookmark will never fall down ;-)
Thanks for reading!