Last week I published a list of things to do with promotional magnets, but I’m not done yet! I made these adorable magnetic bookmarks using a business card magnet, a scrap of ribbon, and some fun duct tape!
These magnetic bookmarks stay in place by connecting through the page. The fun fringe makes it more exciting. The ribbons you can choose and the tapes come in such a massive variety, that everyone can make it his own.
If you are making one or two, you likely have the supplies already. Since the magnetic bookmarks uses such a small amount from each, it can be easily done in a party setting. The slower crafters can make one; the faster crafters can make ten. Lay out a variety of ribbons (look among your scraps) and give a selection of a few duct tapes to choose from.
What you need to make fringed magnetic bookmarks:
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- Grosgrain ribbon – a few inches for each bookmark. Mine is about an inch wide.
- Magnet strong enough to hold with a sheet between them (most promotional magnets will work)
- Thin duct tape, such as Ducklings (I used this polka dot pattern, and this fun plaid).
- Tacky glue
How to make fringed magnetic bookmarks:
1. Start by unraveling the end of your ribbon to your desired length. You may need help finding the cross thread. If you can’t find it, just cut off the very edge of your ribbon (vertically). You’ll see it come apart. Do this only for the length that you want unraveled.
2. If you haven’t yet, cut your ribbon to size. I made mine about five inches long.
3. Cut another length of ribbon the size of your top portion, above the fringe.
4. Connect the two pieces with a piece of duct tape that goes around the ribbon, right above the fringe. Your shorter ribbon should come halfway up the width of the tape, so that it sticks nicely. This is also what stops your ribbon from unraveling more.
6. Glue them to the inside of your ribbons so that the attracting sides face.
Your magnetic bookmark is ready to use! It through the page and stays in place nicely.
It also looks really great when the book is closed.
How fun is that?!