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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.

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.   

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Step 1: Supplies

Inner-tube 
Ribbon scrap
2 Buttons
Shiny gem stone
Craft Glue
Paint
Scissors
Pinking scissors
Key chain ring
Hole punch 
Ruler
Marker


Step 2: Cutting

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

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

Step 4: Ribbon

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

Glue the gem in the center of the button.

Step 6: Key Ring Book Mark

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

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!
Sunshiine

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    rwong15

    5 years ago

    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!

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    sunshiinePotatoCoffee

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    SIRJAMES09

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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!!

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    sunshiineSIRJAMES09

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    sunshiine

    7 years ago on Introduction

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