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


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).


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

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  1. 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!

    posted by Jessica @ Mom 4 Real on July 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm (#
  2. This is a super cute and seemingly easy tutorial. I will have to file it away for future reference.

    posted by Jenn McClure on July 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm (#
  3. Ooooo I love this Idea!!!!
    Im going to whip some up!!!

    posted by Shar on July 26, 2012 at 11:40 am (#
  4. How cute are those? Love them. Such a fun and inexpensive gift too! My guess on the book is… Breaking Dawn!

    posted by landeelu on July 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm (#
  5. This is a fun, quick, easy tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    posted by Jess from Cox's Corner on July 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm (#
  6. I’m obsessed! I love bookmarks, and these ones are super cute! Pinning now!

    posted by Britney {Jesse's Girl} on July 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm (#
  7. so so sweet! have to make some with my girls ♥ much love

    posted by Jaime ♥ Raising up Rubies on July 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm (#
  8. 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

    posted by Bethany / Sweet Georgia Sweet on July 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm (#
  9. Adorable. I love a project that so simple, yet is functional and cute. Those kind of ideas are the best!

    posted by Amy @ the Happy Tulip on July 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm (#
  10. 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…:)

    posted by Rachael on July 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm (#
  11. love these

    posted by Natasha on July 27, 2012 at 7:24 am (#
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    posted by on July 28, 2012 at 11:17 am (#
  14. Gorgeous! I love bookmarks, and I love buttons… put the two together and it’s double the cuteness

    posted by Karboojeh Handmade on July 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm (#
  15. 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!!)


    posted by East Coast Creative on July 31, 2012 at 5:49 am (#
  16. 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.

    posted by Lucy on August 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm (#
  17. Super cute!!

    posted by pam on August 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm (#
  18. so cute love it

    posted by rosa on September 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm (#
  19. Such a cute and easy idea thanks! I love your website too I just discovered it!

    posted by Sherry on December 21, 2012 at 11:15 am (#
  20. not much of a crafter, but tried this and had fun making the bookmarks.

    posted by maryann schneider on December 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm (#
  21. 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.

    posted by Billee Willson on December 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm (#
    • That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. So glad you liked them.

      posted by Jamielyn on January 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm (#
  22. I love this idea, and the button you chose.
    I featured this project in my DIY button ideas list at

    posted by Sara (the Wishful Tinker) on February 16, 2013 at 7:45 am (#
  23. 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.

    posted by Globella on April 19, 2013 at 11:24 am (#
    • Great idea, thanks for sharing! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on April 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm (#
  24. 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 :)

    posted by Nisha on May 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm (#
  25. Great ideia, thanks for share

    posted by Helô Franco on June 27, 2013 at 11:25 am (#
  26. This is so simple, and way cute! I’m going to try not to make thousands when I make them really soon!

    posted by LaTonya on July 27, 2013 at 9:09 am (#
    • The good thing is they are really inexpensive, make as many as you want! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on July 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#
  27. I love these. I am going to use them on number lines to count on and count back!

    posted by Marcia on August 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm (#
    • Great idea Marcia! Thanks for commenting! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on August 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm (#
  28. super facile !!!! bonne idée , merci !!!!!!!!!

    posted by francoise24 on September 6, 2013 at 10:30 am (#
  29. What could I use as a substitute for felt?

    posted by MacKenzie on December 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm (#
    • Any kind of thicker fabric would work! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on December 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#
  30. I love your ideas ! Thanks for sharing!

    posted by Carolan Landewee on December 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm (#
  31. 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?

    posted by Nicholaix on December 22, 2013 at 11:47 am (#
  32. So cute. I always give books as prezzies. Will be sure to include one of these every time. Thanks.

    posted by sherrie on January 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm (#
    • What a great idea to give as a gift with a booK! They are so simple too! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on January 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#
  33. Really cute idea; can’t wait to make them with my 4.5 year old!

    posted by OrganicmamaJen on January 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm (#
    • These would be perfect for a 4.5 year old to help! Have fun! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on January 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm (#
  34. Easy and very interesting idea, they are so cute and will be defiantly be my next DIY to do!

    posted by web design on February 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm (#
    • They are really easy and fun to make! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on February 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm (#
  35. this is fun and easy to make cant wait to share this in class

    posted by evelyn on March 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm (#
    • Thanks Evelyn! Hope you have fun making these! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on March 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm (#
  36. 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?

    posted by Sarah on May 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm (#
    • 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! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on May 14, 2014 at 1:05 am (#
  37. love it!!!! perfect for little girls storybooks! and perfect for my mom’s books as she is studying.

    posted by Leigh on May 14, 2014 at 4:19 am (#
    • Thanks Leigh! These would be perfect for little girls storybooks and they make the perfect gifts! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on May 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm (#
  38. Love this idea! Are these the large or small paper clips?

    posted by Shannon on May 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm (#
    • Hi Shannon! Mine are about 2 inches long! :)

      posted by Jamielyn on July 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm (#
  39. These are seriously easy, & addicting to make! I sat down and made 20 bookmarks tonight! :-D

    posted by Crystal C on June 22, 2014 at 12:59 am (#
  40. yehaa!!! me encanta la idea,cute adorable and easy….

    posted by carmen on July 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm (#
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    posted by Amy on July 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#