Magnetic bookmark {tutorial}

Do you ever lose your place when reading?  It happens to me every.single.time I stop to check on the baby or tend the toddler and when if I get back to my book, I can’t remember exactly what page I’m on… because well, the gum wrapper I use as my trusty bookmark isn’t so trusty ;)  LOL

So my hubby got called into work tonight and both babies were asleep so I flicked on a Lifetime movie and decided to whip up some magnetic bookmarks to help this busy momma savor the little reading time I get:

I snagged some scrapbook paper from my stash, plucked some magnets from my craft bucket, punched the Fancy Envelope Tabs & the Label It Kit dies using my Epic from Lifestyle Crafts and quickly created these little cuties….

….tying them off with polka dot ribbon:

It was a fairly quick process and makes such a difference that instead of sliding my bookmark in place, it fastens shut with the magnet, keeping it in place from little hands ;)

Check out Lifestyle Crafts to get the full scoop on these fun dies and more.  Oh!  And you can enter LOLLYJANE for 20% off your entire purchase!

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
  • kristin - Seriously love this idea! My bookmarks are always lost, this is a fabulous idea for my books and the kids. Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    KristinReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Glad you could use the tute, too! Those cute kids of ours, huh ;) lolReplyCancel

  • Pepper - What a darling idea. Makes me wish I didn’t have a kindle!! :(ReplyCancel

  • Dezi A - Oh. My. Goodness. I L.O.V.E those!! I’ve never even heard of the idea… Did you come up with that too? Either way, yours are adorable, mine would never turn out that cute. I need to find a place to buy some like yours. ;)ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Dezi you are so sweet! They were super easy to make- I tried to search on Pinterest for magnet bookmark but Pinterest kept giving me an error code so I made it up as I went I’m sure there is something similar out there, though, in Blogland! It’s so hard to be original anymore! lol

      PS: send me your address and I’ll mail you one!ReplyCancel

  • Cheraldine - Such a great idea! Think I’ll need to whip up a few of those =DReplyCancel

  • Jessi - What a great idea! I use Post-Its torn in half, but after about a week they lost their sticky and then are just as bad as a random piece of paper :-) I’d be thrilled if you would link this up at my current link party so everyone can see the awesome idea and tutorial! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-4/ReplyCancel

  • northern cottage - oh my goodness – completely darling – if only I had a cutter! these are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • angie - love these very useful and with all the readers in our family I think I may try to copy what you did here
    thanks and come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Christine - The bookmarks are fabulous Kelli and Kristi!! Really.. they are GREAT!!!

    You better be planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Please :)ReplyCancel

  • lollyjane - Thanks Lisa!!ReplyCancel

  • Precious Mae - I totally love this idea! I really need something to avoid dog earing pages.ReplyCancel

  • Angela - I love these so much I had to share them. Thanks so much for posting these.ReplyCancel

  • Susana - Hello, Neat post.ReplyCancel

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