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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    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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    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!

    2. 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!

    3. 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.

    4. 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

    5. 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!

    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!

    7. 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…:)

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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!

    11. fastseofirm more information posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:09 am (#
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      Hello to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your views are nice in favor of new viewers.

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

    13. http://scrap-metal-prices.net posted on July 28, 2012 at 11:17 am (#
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      Awesome blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring
      writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on
      everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option?
      There are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any tips? Many thanks!

    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

    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

    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.

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

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

    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!

    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.

    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.

      • Jamielyn posted on January 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm (#
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        That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. So glad you liked them.

    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

    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.

      • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm (#
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        Great idea, thanks for sharing! :)

    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 :)

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

    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!

      • Jamielyn posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#
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        The good thing is they are really inexpensive, make as many as you want! :)

    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!

      • Jamielyn posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm (#
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        Great idea Marcia! Thanks for commenting! :)

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

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

      • Jamielyn posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#
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        Any kind of thicker fabric would work! :)

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

    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?

    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.

      • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#
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        What a great idea to give as a gift with a booK! They are so simple too! :)

    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!

      • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm (#
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        These would be perfect for a 4.5 year old to help! Have fun! :)

    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!

      • Jamielyn posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm (#
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        They are really easy and fun to make! Thanks for stopping by! :)

    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

      • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm (#
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        Thanks Evelyn! Hope you have fun making these! :)

    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?

      • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:05 am (#
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        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! :)

    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.

      • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm (#
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        Thanks Leigh! These would be perfect for little girls storybooks and they make the perfect gifts! :)

    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?

      • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm (#
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        Hi Shannon! Mine are about 2 inches long! :)

    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

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

    41. Amy posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#
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      Great idea for our blog. Please visit our website: http://www.abmfashion.com

    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”.

      • Jamielyn posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm (#
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        What a darling idea Sara! Thanks for sharing! :)

    43. Marie H. posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#
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      Ok I have to make these,but what book was it?????????

    44. Meg Gateley posted on September 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm (#
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      Thank you Jamielyn,
      I have been trying to think of something as a gift for some people I know and this is perfect.

      • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm (#
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        These are perfect gifts! They are really fun to make as well. Thanks for stopping by Meg. :)

    45. Bernadette posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm (#
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      So excited about, going to use buttons from my Mother’s collection from the 30s and 40s, a wonderful way to remember her.  Also going to send to the friends and family who knew her as Christmas gifts.  We don’t exchange big presents anymore but this will be special, crying already..

      • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm (#
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        What a neat idea Bernadette! Your friends and family will really cherish these as gifts!

    46. Web Design posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm (#
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      Love these :-) Will have to make a few later today.

      • Jamielyn posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:33 pm (#
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        Have fun! I love making these button bookmarks!

    47. Hangsen E Liquid posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm (#
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      These are awesome, I have shown them to my wife and I am sure she will give them a go.

    48. lea posted on October 9, 2014 at 8:32 am (#
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      I live this it is very simple

    49. Judy Wood posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm (#
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      I a looking for very simple quick crafts for my county extension homemakers group. The bookmarks are perfect. Would love to have more ideas.

    50. cuteek posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm (#
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      I LOVE this so much!  Maybe this will be a Pinterest DIY that I will actually be able to follow through with haha.  I have an impressive collection of buttons, which fascinate me, so I think I’m in the market for a glue gun and off I go! :)

      • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm (#
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        It is addicting once you get started! Hope you have fun making these simple button bookmarks!

    51. sarvina posted on November 15, 2014 at 12:19 am (#
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      thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so kind of you cause sharing us your creativity…………thanks.

      • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm (#
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        Hi Sarvina! I’m glad you liked them!

    52. Melinda Yrojo posted on January 6, 2015 at 12:04 am (#
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      Aw that is too cute. Thanks for sharing.
      Happy New Year!

      • Jamielyn posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm (#
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        Thank you Melinda! Happy New Year to you too! :)

    53. lulu posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm (#
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      is the book one of the S.M Reine books? maybe six moon summer or blood moon harv est or something.

    54. Dineo posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:58 am (#
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      Woow so impressed. 

    55. Maria posted on February 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm (#
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      Love these little clips. I will be making these with my students to give as gifts for Mother’s Day. I will post the results on blog once they have finished them :) Thanks!

    56. Trudy Eldred posted on February 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm (#
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      I TOTALLY, ABSOLUTELY love and adore the paperclip/button idea for a bookmark!
      I’m about to launch my VERY first book,featuring a variety of Poems.So this would be a lovely,little gift to someone who purchases my book.My Mum has,literally, thousands (if NOT more!?!?) of buttons (ALL second hand: ‘Cos we’re a secondhand family.ALL our clothes are op. shop finds).
      Therefore,i just wanted to give you a    GREAT   B I G,
               “THANK YOU!!!” GREATLY appreciated.
      Trud. (trudyeldred@gmail.com)

    57. Sheri scbooler posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm (#
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      Absolutely easy and pretty. Great idea!

    58. Web design Chorley posted on February 26, 2015 at 6:54 am (#
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      What a lovely website.  I often look around discovering new sites, and yours caught my eye.  My sister has recently decided to be a “stay at home Mum” and she loves crafts and things – I’ll let her know about this!

    59. Babita Naka posted on March 14, 2015 at 10:33 am (#
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      Wow!!! Love the idea. My kids are enjoying the bookmarks

    60. Rayna Haught posted on March 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm (#
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      I would love to make these bookmarks, can I sell them on Etsy or are they copyrighted.  I want permission from you.  Thank you, Rayna Haught

      • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm (#
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        Hi Rayna! The idea isn’t copyrighted, but it is meant for personal use only. :)

    61. Darren Hayward - Fertile Frog Web Design Chorley posted on March 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm (#
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      As cute as a button! I made some of these for Mother Day with my nieces. The girls had great fun and my Mum adored them :)

    62. Philile posted on March 29, 2015 at 5:07 am (#
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      Stunning! Just stunning…

    63. Tasha posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm (#
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      Hiya- I think that these are so so so cute and I am considering doing this to give to somebody for a book and bookmark present! Thanks for the idea Jamielyn

      • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:28 am (#
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        These make the perfect DIY gift! :)

    64. Rosalind montalvo posted on April 11, 2015 at 3:41 am (#
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      I love buttons and like your ideas

    65. Nancy posted on April 18, 2015 at 2:46 pm (#
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      I’m not crafty, but my 3rd grade daughter LOVES crafts.  This craft looks easy enough that even I can manage it (once I purchase a glue gun).  W will be doing this craft with my daughter and love that it is for something actually useful, rather than a typical kid’s craft that winds up eventually getting thrown out.

      • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:00 am (#
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        This craft is great for school age girls! Hope you enjoy making these with your daughter. :)

    66. Susan posted on May 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm (#
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      These are very thoughtful ideas. Thank you.

    67. Mary Lewis Soileau posted on May 10, 2015 at 9:02 am (#
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      Love these!! Such a wonderful idea. Thanks! I’m making these today.

    68. Florence norwood posted on May 31, 2015 at 12:18 pm (#
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      This is really great idea. Fast easy and handy book markers. Thanks for the idea. 

      • Jamielyn posted on June 2, 2015 at 10:06 pm (#
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        You’re welcome, Florence! I’m glad you like them!

    69. Marl posted on June 28, 2015 at 11:49 am (#
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      I like the idea – but don’t like the indentation the paper clips make on the page.

      But could put buttons on a bookmark made of felt or those already made-up purchased Aida cloth bookmarks.

      So, thanks for the creativity!

    70. Ronja posted on July 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm (#
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      Thank you! Loved it! Plus, that’s Twilight right? *fangirlmoment*

    71. Lorena posted on July 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm (#
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      This is very nice and good cafty ideas for my grandkids

    72. Deanna :: Busy Little Bird posted on August 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm (#
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      These are so cute! I have linked to this project in my fall crafts roundup: http://abusylittlebird.com/12-favorite-craft-ideas-for-fall/
      Thank you!

    73. Laura B. posted on October 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm (#
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      I love this idea. I have a big box full buttons. I never throw then away.

    74. Betty J.Howatt posted on October 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm (#
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      I love these would be great to clip on a page of a goodd book to one who likes to read alot.

    75. website design posted on November 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm (#
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      I showed this article to my mum and she loves your creative bookmark solution! She’s always using things like business cards, post it notes, flyers etc what a great use of paperclips!

    76. Katie posted on November 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm (#
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      I love this idea! I just dropped $30 to get beads (maybe 18 of them, lol I doubled up on the ones I liked if I messed up) and these will be stocking stuffers!! ty <3

    77. Stephanie LeFrancois posted on December 9, 2015 at 3:02 am (#
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      These crafts look so simple and easy to do.

    78. Boot Chic Mom posted on January 2, 2016 at 10:32 am (#
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      Seriously, love these, absolutely adorable idea.  Thanks for sharing!
      BCM

    79. Jill posted on January 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm (#
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      I love this site! 

    80. Mandy bos posted on January 28, 2016 at 5:54 am (#
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      I’m going to make these with my grade three students but thought I’d add a ribbon to it. The ribbon can be the page marker and hang out from the bottom of the page and also include the child’s name. 

    81. Design Wigan posted on March 6, 2016 at 5:42 am (#
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      Love these, my daughter would love making them too!

    82. Becca posted on May 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm (#
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      Would this work with flat buttons instead of shank buttons. There was a comment that that the shank button left a mark on the page and I thought it might work better with a flat button. What are your thoughts?

      • I Heart Naptime posted on May 15, 2016 at 9:11 am (#
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        I think flat buttons would be great!

    83. RUDRANI posted on May 30, 2016 at 1:21 am (#
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      SUPERB…..