We’ve all owned a fair share of bookmarks. Nothing is more frustrating than looking for a lost page in a book and picking up a truant bookmark. The solution- paper clip bookmarks!
Hey there, Kenarry family! It’s me, Marina, again! And yes, I’m back with yet another incredibly easy-to-make practical craft that is adorable! If you’ve visited my family lifestyle site, MommySnippets.com, you will know that easy crafts and helpful resources are at the top of my list of must-shares with my community. These button paper clip bookmarks are no exception. They are a quick solution to lost paper bookmarks and are just darling!
I love that these are the perfect gender-neutral bookmarks for kids and adults!
Ready to make some?
How to Make Button Paper Clip Bookmarks
You won’t have to struggle with fly-away bookmarks anymore!
These adorable paper clip bookmarks will hold your place in that book perfectly.
What you need:
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Any Craft/DIY Tools Needed?
This craft tutorial is so easy, you won’t need any elaborate craft or DIY tools.
I know you’re smiling already!
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Large 2″ or 3″ paper clips (These may be the usual silver ones or you could pick colorful ones too.)
- Large buttons
- Mini Glue dots
- Wiggly eyes
- A black Sharpie
Button Paper Clip Bookmark Tips:
Use large Buttons
While the size is not mandatory, picking 1″ buttons and nothing smaller is recommended.
The bigger, the better!
Also, picking choosing buttons with 2 eyelets vs. 4 is better, especially when gluing the wiggly eyes onto the button.
The wiggly eyes are placed over the eyelets so as to cover them completely.
Use Glue Dots For Ease
I recommend using Glue Dots to glue the wiggly eyes to the button.
and to attach the button to the paper clip.
Alternatively, if young kids are not doing this craft, you may use a hot glue gun.
The use of Glue Dots is quicker and safer especially when children make these paper clip bookmarks.
Attach Glue Dots to the Paper Clip
Don’t stress about how perfect the smiles need to be on the bookmark.
It can be a big smile, a surprised expression, a small smile or even a flat line for a “no expression” look.
I love drawing happy little ‘U’ smiles.
Yes, just like the ones on the Reindeer Jenga Blocks Christmas Ornaments.
All set for the tutorial?
You won’t believe how easy this is!
How to make 1 Button Paper Clip Bookmark
- 1 button May be 1.5" in size and colored or beige.
- 2 wiggly eyes
- 1 paper clip May be 2" or 3"
- 5 Glue Dots
- 1 black Sharpie
- Use a Glue Dot to carefully stick 2 wiggly eyes on the face of the button. Make sure the eyes cover the eyelets.
- Now take the black Sharpie and draw a mouth. Feel free to get creative.
- Next, measure the button you're using against the paper clip and place a Glue Dot on either end of the top of the paper clip and one in the upper middle point.
- Place the button on the Glue Dots, ensuring the button is positioned on top of the paper clip.
- And there you have it. One adorable button paper clip bookmark-done!
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I’m in love with the sweet faces on the buttons.
Don’t they just make you smile?
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