Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Homemade Christmas: Adorable Bookmarks

I am in several book clubs and I am always looking for a gift that shows sentiment but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  These adorable, easy-to-make book marks fit the ticket perfectly.

All you need to make these are buttons, embellishments, large sized paper clips, and a glue gun.



Heat your glue gun to the temperature you like.  I like mine HOT.   While your glue gun is heating, sort your buttons and embellishments into themes.  I just looked at the assortment and saw what combinations I could make.  This isn't necessary, but if you are giving them in groups like I am, it is a pretty way to give them.



My buttons came from Michaels and are called Loops and Threads.  They were in the sewing department.  My embellishments came from Michaels, too and are called Recollections.  There are 15 rosettes in each package.  The set was on sale, so these are a bargain.


Place a dab of hot glue on the back of the button or embellishment.  Now, this part is important. Glue the embellishment on the single loop of the paper clip.  The double loop is what slides onto the pages of the book.  I placed the bookmark glued side up to dry.


Once you are finished with the bookmarks, create a way to gift them.  You can place them on cardstock with a cute quote about books, or personalize them for your friends, like I did.  What do you think about this gift?

18 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. I love giving personalized gifts. This is so easy and fun to make, I bet.

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  2. Oh my gosh! What a great idea. I am totally going to do this for my grandkids who are now reading chapter books. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. These are so cute, Terri! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is an adorable and functional small gift! Thanks for sharing and I know someone who would love me to make them one.

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  5. How cute, and so very simple! They would look great IN a gifted book, or I know some planner addicts who would enjoy a few too. :-)

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  6. LOVE this! Buttons are so fun for crafts. Perfect for diy gift that's not very expensive.

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  7. That's awesome! I think the designs are adorable! I love how creative you are. These are perfect as bookmarks, without a doubt!

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  8. I love office supplies, so this post is right up my alley. What a cute craft! Love this idea.

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  9. These are so cute! If I were teaching still, I would make these for my students!

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  10. These are so cute and perfect for book club. I need to join a book club so that I will start reading again. I find myself staying up on my computer late at night when I just need to relax with a book.

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  11. Wow. They are so cute! I want to make some for the Holidays for my loved ones.

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  12. I love this idea for stocking stuffers. I am not super crafty, but I think I can make these. My family loves to read so I know this would be appreciated.

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  13. Love this idea! They are so cute and would make great gifts. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. These are so adorable. I would love to give these to the book lovers in my life.

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  15. This is such a great idea! I teach part-time, and my students would love these.

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  16. These are simply adorable. I happen to have a hot glue gun and a daughter that would enjoy making these as gifts for her friends.

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  17. Love this idea for my book club girlfriends. :)

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