Back to school…it’s such a bittersweet time of year. You’re excited for your little one to come home with stories of “guess what I learned today, mommy!” but you are also going to miss spending your days with them, when they told stories of “guess what mommy and I did today!” This little bookmark is the perfect little something to surprise your child with, maybe hidden in their lunch box, or tucked into a notebook. It’s even easy enough that you could make one together to give to their new teacher, so they can tell one last story of “guess what mommy and I made for you!”
- 2 pieces of decorative scrapbooking paper (Note: You need such small pieces, I was able to use scraps. 2 full pieces of paper can yield up to 5 bookmarks!)
- Coordinating inks
- Adhesive roller
- Adhesive Backed Magnet Strips (Note: You can get a pack of 8 – 10 of these for under $2 at your local craft store.)
1. Cut 2 pieces of coordinating scrapbooking papers. The bottom piece should measure 2 ½” x 8”. The top piece (that you will see more of) should measure 2” x 7 ½”.
2. Ink around the edges of each paper.
3. Using an adhesive roller, adhere the smaller one to the top of the larger.
4. Turn this unit over so that the backside is facing up. Using a bone folder and a ruler, score down the center.
5. Cut 2 magnetic strips 2 ¼” in length and adhere them to each end of your bookmark, on the backside.
6. Turn unit back over to front side and fold in half. Your bookmark should now measure 2 ½” x 4”.
7. Place stickers wherever you’d like!
Nikki McGonigal is the crafter/writer behind Nikki, In Stitches . She designs, creates, and provides instructions for craft projects from all mediums; from knitting and sewing, to cardmaking and home decor, and everything in between. She sell kits to go along with many of her projects, and just started selling patterns for her original designs. She has just opened her Etsy shop where she sells a few finished products.