How To Tuesday: Magnetic Matchbook Bookmark

matchbook-bookmark

Toward the end of last week as I was engrossed in reading, I realized that I could do much better than the scrap of cardboard I was using for a bookmark, so I whipped up this little cutie for this week's How To Tuesday. Apparently, I'm on a magnet crafting kick lately.

A set of these in cute patterns would be a nice little happy for a college student starting classes soon. They would also make good stocking stuffers for your favorite bookworms.

Ready to make your own? Here goes.

matchbook bookmark 1

You'll need some scrap paper, magnetic strips, a ruler, a pencil, scissors, and a scoring board (optional).

matchbook bookmark set 1

{1} Measure a 1 1/2 by 3 1/8 inch rectangle on your paper.

{2} Cut it out.

{3} Score/Fold your paper at 1 1/2 and 1 5/8 inches.

{4} Fold your paper into a "matchbook."

matchbook bookmark set 2

{5} Cut two 1-inch magnetic strips.

{6} Remove adhesive backing from one of the strips and adhere to the inside of your bookmark.

{7} Stick your second magnet to the one you've already attached to your paper. Then remove backing.

{8} Fold bookmark over magnets, adhering the second magnet to the other side.

matchbook-bookmark-book

Slide the bookmark around a few pages in your current read, then step back and admire your handiwork!

Until next time, grace and peace.