I made a New Year’s Resolution for 2016 to read 26 books. I didn’t read 26 books, but I did read a lot more! Every time I started reading, I would pull out my little library slip that I used as a bookmark and think ‘I really need a bookmark’. Who wants to buy a bookmark though? I decided with my abundant stash of contact paper I could make a simple DIY and perhaps even add them as stocking stuffers or simple gifts to friends.
Materials for your bookmark
This is really as easy as it seems. Here is what you’ll need:
- Contact paper
- Leather string
- Copper tape (optional)
I started by cutting out twice the width of contact paper I wanted my bookmark to be. I decided a thinner bookmark made the most sense for me so I did about 2.5 centimeters making my contact paper strip about 5 centimeters wide.
Next I cut a strip of construction paper just slightly smaller than I wanted my final bookmark so the sticky parts of the contact paper could stick together. This ended up being about 2 centimeters in width and I just randomly guessed how long I wanted it.
I then peeled back half of the contact paper backing and stuck my construction paper to the contact paper before folding over the other half of contact paper.
Then I decided to do some fun designs with a huge roll of copper tape I impulsively purchased!
I took a hole punch and made a hole for the leather and just threaded it through.
Why would you buy a bookmark when it’s so easy to make one? Do you have a new years resolution to read more too? This year it has really helped me relax and forced me to find new books I normally wouldn’t seek out!
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