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 bookmark supplies:
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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.
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.
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.
The finished product looks cute and functions the way I want it to.
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!