Book Marker




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.
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!




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    11 Discussions

    sunshiineDusk Shadows

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

    sunshiineDusk Shadows

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

    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


    6 years ago on Introduction

    *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!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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