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!

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  1. 1

    Seriously love this idea! My bookmarks are always lost, this is a fabulous idea for my books and the kids. Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Kristin

    • 2


      lollyjane

      Glad you could use the tute, too! Those cute kids of ours, huh ;) lol

  2. 3

    What a darling idea. Makes me wish I didn’t have a kindle!! :(
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    • 4


      lollyjane

      Ha ha ha Pepper! Thank you!

  3. 5


    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. ;)

    • 6


      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!

  4. 7

    Such a great idea! Think I’ll need to whip up a few of those =D
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  5. 8

    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/
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  6. 9

    oh my goodness – completely darling – if only I had a cutter! these are adorable!
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  7. 10


    Jen

    Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  8. 11

    love these very useful and with all the readers in our family I think I may try to copy what you did here
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  9. 12

    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 :)
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    • 13


      lollyjane

      Thanks Christine! :)

  10. 14


    lollyjane

    Thanks Lisa!!

  11. 15

    I totally love this idea! I really need something to avoid dog earing pages.

  12. 16

    I love these so much I had to share them. Thanks so much for posting these.

    • 17


      lollyjane

      Thanks Angela!! (:

  13. 18


    Susana

    Hello, Neat post.
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