Easy DIY Bookmarks!

I love to read and I do it frequently. You can only imagine how many bookmarks I have gone through in my life. The paper ones tear, the metal ones discolor the pages, the wooden ones break… I had to come up with a better idea because these are just not working out for me.  So, I’ve seen people make magnets using this same technique and I decided I could use it to make bookmarks.  It is super easy and only takes a few minutes (excluding the time you are waiting for the glue to dry.)

diy glas tile bookmarks

diy bookmark supplies

DIY bookmark supplies:

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diy bookmark instructions

Step 1: cut a circle in your scrapbook paper

First, you are going to need a pattern or design.

I made mine with Photoshop but you can search the internet to find some cute ones to print out. I’ve also seen people use scrapbook paper, which always looks cute!

Cut out the design. Make your edges are neatly trimmed and that it does not extend the edges of your glass tile.

bookmarks made with scrapbook paper

Step 2: glue the design to your glass tile

Flip your glass tile over so that the round side is face down.

Add a small dot of Diamond Glaze on the back side of the glass tile and press your fingers from the center outward to ensure the glue makes its way to the edges.

Then, add a thick amount of Diamond Glaze on the back of the design like in the picture above. Make sure you cover the entire surface so that the design does not lift. This is our sealer.

Wait for the glue on the back of the tile to dry. This will take around 30 minutes.

At this point you glue should be dry. When you flip over the tile it should look something like this.

Step 3:

Get some hot melt glue and and adhere the paper clip to the back of the glass tile.

At this point, I am regretting not adding the paper clip in the last step because the hot melt glue is looking pretty messy. Note to self.

paper clip bookmarks

The finished product looks cute and functions the way I want it to.

glass tile bookmarks

I really enjoyed making these and the results make me happy as well. The one on the far left is my favorite!

I am sure you will see plenty more of my crafts using this technique. If you decide to make any of these I would love to see them! Please tag me on Instagram or twitter if you post them. You can also use #makesomethingmondays to get my attention!

25 thoughts on “Easy DIY Bookmarks!

  1. Megan, this is remarkable! Finesse, attention to detail and great utility.

    Thank you for sharing these little things. Truly appreciated!

    Your blog has quickly moved up to my Top 5 reads before hitting SnoozeLand. 🙂

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  3. Loved the idea, I tried it out and the only thing I’d add is that if you want to neaten the appearance, you can use something like cotton or a light canvas to glue to the back in order to cover the exposed part of the clip which is attached to the button. Just cut the fabric and spread some glue over it then adhere to the button. Not a big deal but I thought it looked neater in the end.

    • Thanks for the insight. I appreciate it. After I adhered the paper clip and finished the tutorial I added more diamond glaze to the back because the appearance bothered me as well. That seemed to work well to clean it up.

  4. For some reason none of the photo’s in this DYI are opening due to which am finding it difficult to understand the instructions. I’d really appreciate it if you could mail it to me or something. i love reading books and you idea and really wanna try out these bookmarks!

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