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DIY paper clip bookmarks

vintage playing card bookmarks

We really enjoy taking part in the monthly Project: recycle and create blog hop as it gives us the chance to try different things. This month the theme was Scrap Paper and we decided to make bookmarks. Both children are taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge so this was a fun craft for them to make their own bookmarks.

Equipment to make DIY paper clip bookmarks:

Large paper clips
Scrap paper
Sticky tape

equipment needed to make DIY paper clip bookmarks

How to make DIY paper clip bookmarks:

We have lots of scrap paper from magazines, old games as well as vintage papers I’ve found in charity shops. I let the children go through and pick their favourite ones.

Some pieces of paper were long enough that they could be folded over the bottom of the paper clip, then held in place with sticky tape or a staple.

We decided to mix it up with vintage game cards too. These weren’t long enough to fold over so we attached them to the paper clip with a piece of sticky tape.

DIY paper clip bookmarks using vintage playing cards

We embellished some of our scraps with smaller details but you could also decorate with washi tape, stickers or stamps.

vintage DIY paper clip bookmarks

This is a sweet and simple DIY and the children love their new bookmarks. You can see what the other participants have been making with scrap paper here:

Apple Tree Wreath by Playdough & Popsicles
Recycled Paper Birds Nest by Our Whimsicle Days
Paper Clip Bookmarks by The Gingerbread House
Punch Art Monogram Canvas by Teach me Mommy

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    July 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    These are so creative! I’ve been looking for an easy way to make bookmarks but I never thought of paper clips!

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