Simple and cute button bookmarks

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Today I have a fun, quick & EASY tutorial for you. Don’t you just love the words quick and easy?!

I’ve been wanting to make some bookmarks for the whole “back to school” theme and I decided to make some button bookmarks with my large button stash. You guys know how much I love creating things with stuff I already have around the house, right? Well here is another one of those projects. I’m sure you ALL have some paperclips and buttons laying around. Pull them out and make these simple and cute bookmarks.

Button bookmarks

Supplies:

button bookmarks

This tutorial really is so simple and easy enough to get the kids involved with (just make sure to assist with the gluing).

Instructions:

All you do is hot glue your paper clip to the back of your button and then cut a small piece of felt to go on top. The felt will keep the glue sealed in and leave a smooth finish. That’s it! Super simple, right?!

button bookmarks

There are so many fun buttons you can use to get creative. I love all of the fun colors! :) These would make great gifts too. Just slip them onto the top of a card and you have your self a fun little gift.

button bookmarks

Hope you enjoyed this fun little tutorial. Now can anyone guess which book this is?! ;)

Buttons + Paperclips = Bookmarks

For more simple crafts check out: felt bow tutorial, handmade resin ring, bead board frame

 Thanks for reading. Come back soon! :D

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm (#
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    These are adorable! This is the perfect project for my daughter to make for her classmates when she goes back to school in a few weeks!

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  2. Jenn McClure posted on July 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm (#
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    This is a super cute and seemingly easy tutorial. I will have to file it away for future reference.

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  3. Shar posted on July 26, 2012 at 11:40 am (#
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    Ooooo I love this Idea!!!!
    Im going to whip some up!!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

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  4. landeelu posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm (#
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    How cute are those? Love them. Such a fun and inexpensive gift too! My guess on the book is… Breaking Dawn!

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  5. Jess from Cox's Corner posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm (#
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    This is a fun, quick, easy tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  6. Britney {Jesse's Girl} posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm (#
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    I’m obsessed! I love bookmarks, and these ones are super cute! Pinning now!

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  7. Jaime ♥ Raising up Rubies posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm (#
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    so so sweet! have to make some with my girls ♥ much love

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  8. Bethany / Sweet Georgia Sweet posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm (#
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    LOVE this idea! My husband & I have {within the last 6 weeks} returned from Africa adopting our first child. I’ll be starting to home school him this fall, & this will be a terrific activity for us to do…….. and he can use them all year long! Love, Bethany

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  9. Amy @ the Happy Tulip posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm (#
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    Adorable. I love a project that so simple, yet is functional and cute. Those kind of ideas are the best!

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  10. Rachael posted on July 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm (#
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    Now, this is the kind of craft project I like! Making something functional and simple out of things you probably have around the house…what a great idea! Makes me wish I didn’t do so much reading on my Kindle. This is SO getting pinned…:)

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  11. Natasha posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:24 am (#
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    love these

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  12. fastseofirm more information posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:09 am (#
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  14. Karboojeh Handmade posted on July 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm (#
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    Gorgeous! I love bookmarks, and I love buttons… put the two together and it’s double the cuteness

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  15. East Coast Creative posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:49 am (#
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    LOVE these Jamielyn! Tonight my 10yr old daughter and her BFF are going to make some for all the girls in their class this upcoming year. It’s adorable and they’re so excited!! (Also love that you used a Twilight book- Jess and I are big fans too! Can’t wait until Nov!!)

    Monica

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  16. Lucy posted on August 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm (#
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    These are adorable and will make great gifts and a super-fun project to share with my 5-year old niece. Thanks for the great idea.

    I think the book is from the Twilight series: Full Moon Leah’s Story.

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  17. pam posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm (#
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    Super cute!!

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  18. rosa posted on September 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm (#
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    so cute love it

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  19. Sherry posted on December 21, 2012 at 11:15 am (#
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    Such a cute and easy idea thanks! I love your website too I just discovered it!

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  20. maryann schneider posted on December 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm (#
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    not much of a crafter, but tried this and had fun making the bookmarks.

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  21. Billee Willson posted on December 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm (#
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    The button bookmarks were a hit. I stopped off at Staples to pick up some pretty paperclips and then to my local cancer aid society gift and thrift to pick up some interesting buttons. Each bookmark averaged about 35 cents, and for a family of readers it was a welcome gift and I know they will be thinking good thoughts of me as they read their books this year. I’ll be using this over and over for the many other groups I need gifts for throughout the year.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 2nd, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. So glad you liked them.

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  22. Sara (the Wishful Tinker) posted on February 16, 2013 at 7:45 am (#
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    I love this idea, and the button you chose.
    I featured this project in my DIY button ideas list at http://wishfultinker.blogspot.se/2013/02/10-diy-projects-with-buttons.html

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  23. Globella posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:24 am (#
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    I would place another simple button on the back. I make bookmarks with punched out flowers and enclose the clip between the two buttons. A simple one behind the decorative one help to mark the exact page you left off of. Great idea using buttons.

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    • Jamielyn replied on April 21st, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Great idea, thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. Nisha posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm (#
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    1. Lots of buttons dropped off from clothes lying around,
    2. Paper clips in my stationery drawer,
    3. Can easily make beautiful bookmarks like these!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Helô Franco posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:25 am (#
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    Great ideia, thanks for share

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  26. LaTonya posted on July 27, 2013 at 9:09 am (#
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    This is so simple, and way cute! I’m going to try not to make thousands when I make them really soon!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 29th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      The good thing is they are really inexpensive, make as many as you want! :)

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  27. Marcia posted on August 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm (#
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    I love these. I am going to use them on number lines to count on and count back!

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 1st, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Great idea Marcia! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  28. francoise24 posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:30 am (#
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    super facile !!!! bonne idée , merci !!!!!!!!!

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  29. MacKenzie posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm (#
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    What could I use as a substitute for felt?

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 16th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Any kind of thicker fabric would work! :)

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  30. Carolan Landewee posted on December 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm (#
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    I love your ideas ! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Nicholaix posted on December 22, 2013 at 11:47 am (#
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    Came out fabulous! I have a few book addicts who will adore these. My 4 year old wants to go to the ‘button store’ after Christmas to make his own, what better testimonial than that?

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  32. sherrie posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm (#
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    So cute. I always give books as prezzies. Will be sure to include one of these every time. Thanks.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 13th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      What a great idea to give as a gift with a booK! They are so simple too! :)

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  33. OrganicmamaJen posted on January 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm (#
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    Really cute idea; can’t wait to make them with my 4.5 year old!

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 13th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      These would be perfect for a 4.5 year old to help! Have fun! :)

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  34. web design posted on February 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm (#
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    Easy and very interesting idea, they are so cute and will be defiantly be my next DIY to do!

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 17th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      They are really easy and fun to make! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  35. evelyn posted on March 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm (#
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    this is fun and easy to make cant wait to share this in class

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 17th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Evelyn! Hope you have fun making these! :)

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  36. Sarah posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm (#
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    How strong are these? Have you had any issues with them falling apart? Really want to make some, but wondering if something like superglue would be better then hot glue for strength?

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 14th, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Hi Sarah! I have had to re-glue a few of them, but most have stayed together. You can definitely use super glue or E6000 for a stronger hold! :)

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  37. Leigh posted on May 14, 2014 at 4:19 am (#
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    love it!!!! perfect for little girls storybooks! and perfect for my mom’s books as she is studying.

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 14th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Leigh! These would be perfect for little girls storybooks and they make the perfect gifts! :)

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  38. Shannon posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm (#
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    Love this idea! Are these the large or small paper clips?

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 23rd, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Shannon! Mine are about 2 inches long! :)

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  39. Crystal C posted on June 22, 2014 at 12:59 am (#
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    These are seriously easy, & addicting to make! I sat down and made 20 bookmarks tonight! :-D

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  40. carmen posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm (#
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    yehaa!!! me encanta la idea,cute adorable and easy….

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  41. Amy posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#
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  42. Sara posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:34 am (#
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    I did these button bookmarks for my sons class as a leaving present, before they all go off to secondary school. Put a tag in each one that said “as we embark on the next chapter, here’s a simple bookmark to remind you of the place you hold in my life story”.

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 11th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      What a darling idea Sara! Thanks for sharing! :)

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