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Buttons, paper clips, hot glue, felt, scissors, and a lighter. That's it. That's all you need!
This is a fun little project that moves fast! In a short bit of time, you can make a bunch of these bookmarks. Give them to your teachers, your favorite reader, or do like I do and use them to mark your file folders.

Posted by marsha t. from Clinton, Maryland, United States • Published See marsha t.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 1
    Step 1

    The style of buttons you need are shank buttons. You will want to pre cut the felt into smaller pieces, large enough to cover your buttons.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hook the buttons onto the paper clip and slide them to the end with one loop.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put a blob of hot glue on the back of the button to hold the paper clip in place.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Quickly put the felt over the glue and press down. In hindsight, I could have cut my felt smaller.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat until you have finished all your bookmarks.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim the felt around the button. The goal is basically to cover the glue blob.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 7
    Step 7

    A lighter will help the felt to draw up from the edges. Work fast though; you don't want to scorch the felt or your buttons.

  • How to make a recycled bookmark. Button Bookmarks - Step 8
    Step 8

    Go read a good book and be sure to use one of your fabulous bookmarks. Make extra to share!

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amalia.syamra
amalia.syamra · Kampar Kiri, Riau, ID · 12 projects
fabulous! Happy
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