DIY Magnetic Bookmarks

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I am always in search of a bookmark. Always. Most of the time, I end up using slips of paper, receipts, candy wrappers or sticky notes. I am not one to turn down a page, I cannot stand dog-eared corners, so I'm always in neeeeed of a bookmark.

The problem is that I can't always remember my page number because it's not all that unusual for me to be reading three, or six, different books at any one time.


LIGHTBULB MOMENT
And then I had an idea that would cost me aboslutely nothing...DIY magnetic bookmarks!

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If you don't have a stash of those freebie magnets we all seem to pick up from time to time, you can also find magnetic blanks at craft stores and online.

SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKMARKS

  • choose your favorite paper
  • grab a glue stick
  • some scissors
  • and your stash of freebie magnets*

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I suppose you can use any adhesive, I just like using a glue stick because it allows me to line up my paper and move it around just a bit before it becomes permanently adhered. You'll see what I mean once we get started.

And, if you don't have a stash of those freebie magnets we all seem to pick up from time to time, you can also find magnetic blanks at craft  and discount stores and online.

TUTORIAL
1. Apply adhesive to your cardstock, I like using a glue stick, being careful to only apply glue to the area where the magnet will be attached and to also leave a gap between your magnets. This will be where your bookmark is folded over.

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2. Now we'll trim along the longer straight edge.

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3. Along the two shorter edges, you'll want to score the cardstock lightly so as not to pierce the paper. You just want a light score to help you fold over the two sides of the magnet more easily.

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4. After folding your magnets over onto each other, we could call it done, but...

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...if you're a crafty DIY'er you'll probably want to do something to make your magnets a little more unique. You could use your corner rounder or your scissors to make it a cute little pennant shape. I didn't add any other embellishments, just because I didn't want extra bulk, but you could layer your papers like this: 

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WAYS TO USE MAGNETIC BOOKMARKS
Now, your cute little bookmarks aren't just for holding your page in your favorite book. You can also use them...

YOUR PLANNER
Even your tiniest little scraps of pretty paper can be utilized for tons of sweet little magnetic bookmarks. I'm using this one as a page marker that helps me to flip to TODAY whenever I need to.

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When I open my Filofax, I can see where my bookmark is and know that that's today's current calendar page.

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Oh, so you saw that larger polka dotted bookmark, too?

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That's the bookmark I use for my month on two page for my forward planning.  I only keep a few months of my daily pages pages in my planner and with this larger magnetic bookmark, I can spot it in an instant and am able to flip right to my monthly calendar pages.

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YOUR TRAVELERS NOTEBOOKS
I often photograph my travelers notebook pages for monthly listing challenges and these magnetic bookmarks work beautifully when wanting to hold down a page. Or even as a bookmark to find the list for that day's journaling.

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You can see more of the lists in this travelers notebook journal here and find fun patterns and solids in  the sizes Standard Midori, A6, Field Notes, Pocket, Passport and Mini in my shop here.

YOUR BIBLE
When I do my devotional reading, I sometimes take notes, underline passages and want to make sure I can find my place again.

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AND YOUR MEMORY KEEPING PROJECTS
You know how much I love mini books and these little magnets are a great way to add texture and a whole lot of fun. I have so many fun mini books in my shop here.

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If you make your own magnetic bookmarks, tag me on Instagram, I'm @iloveitallshop, with the hashtag #iloveitallshop so I can take a peek at your cutie pie magnetic bookmark creations. Or leave me link in the comments so I can take peek at yours.

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