Create a non-slip up-cycled magnet bookmark sure to hug book pages so tight that you never lose your place again.
We all have them. Be it health insurance, electric company, a handyman or pizza delivery phone numbers; advertisement magnets find their way into our mailboxes from time to time.
With just a couple supplies those thin refrigerator magnets can quickly be transformed and repurposed into colorful, page hugging non-slip page markers.
Magnet Bookmark | Upcycled Non-Slip Page Marker
- Thin Magnet; advertisement magnets work perfectly
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- Craft Tape
- Packing Tape
- Cutting Board
- X-Acto Knife
Begin by cutting your magnet into two of the same size rectangle pieces. Lay the two magnets on a cutting board with the magnet side down then align the small ends creating what looks like a long magnet strip. Then to ensure the magnet bookmark will fold over a calendar or book page you will need to create a tiny space between the two magnets.
After you have aligned the rectangle pieces, place a long piece of craft tape across the two magnets ensuring to leave the gap between them. The goal is to have the same piece of tape cover both magnets and a little bit of extra craft tape on each end is great.
That extra tape comes in handy to hold the magnet in place on the cutting board. Continue to add long strips of craft tape to your up-cycled bookmark until the magnets are completely covered in a colorful design.
Next create a nice smooth surface to your bookmark using packing tape. Cut a piece of packing tap long enough to cover both magnets then place the tape over half of the magnet bookmark.
Fold the bookmark in half before pressing the tape to the other side. Folding the bookmark before securing the packing tape helps to ensure the tiny gap between the two magnets remains in place so that it will fold over your latest page.
Finally, use an exacto knife to cut around the edges of the book mark to remove the layers of tape and create smooth edges.
And there you have it! Your magnet bookmark is ready to hug your calendar page or save your place in your latest book.