Personalized Book Marks
A friend recently said the best gift I gave him for Christmas was a little magnet book mark I made out of a photo of his dogs. Since we now have a full year ahead of us of special days, here is how to make these very easy personalized book marks. In this example, I am using several favorite cards so that I can easily re-read them later tucked into favorite books, such as recipe books.
You can also make them from printed photos on cardboard, or by adding photos onto cardboard. Regular paper is too thin so select something with a heavier weight to hold the attached magnets.
How to Make Magnet Book Marks
You will find the strip of magnets at any craft store. The magnets are easily cut with scissors. I use a 3/4-inch size to securely hold the card on the pages.
The magnets I use already have a glue strip but I add reinforcing glue to make sure the magnets don't fall off.
To secure the glued magnets, place the final bookmark in a book and let the weight of the book ensure the glue dries correctly. If it still doesn't hold, use regular glue to secure the magnets to the two opposite sides of the card.
To make sure you are gluing the right side of the magnets, glue the first one and allow to dry. Then fit the second one on the glued first one. Add glue to the back side of the second magnet, attach the opposite side of the cardboard to the second magnet with glue. The easiest way to do that is make sure there is no extra glue around the magnet before closing a book around the book mark to set the glue.
These could be made with initials printed onto cardboard for a simple personalized gift, too!