Making Button Bookmarks

button bookmarks I’m always looking for an inexpensive item I can use as a “thank you” for my customers, and these button bookmarks are about as inexpensive as you can get. It’s an easy project, so let’s get started.

 

supplies

supplies

All you need for this project are shank style buttons, jumbo paper clips, scrap felt, a hot glue gun (preferably low melt), a pair of scissors and a lighter (optional).

add the buttons to the paperclips

add the buttons to the paperclips

Just slide those buttons onto the paper clips, up to the end with only one loop.

hot glue the buttons

hot glue the buttons

Add a dab of hot glue to the back of the button, enough to hold it onto the paperclip.

stick the felt on the glue

stick the felt on the glue

Before the glue sets up, stick a piece of felt onto the glue. In hindsight, I really could have cut my felt into small circles.

ready to be trimmed

ready to be trimmed

If you’re making several button bookmarks, do them all at once to save yourself some time.

trim the felt

trim the felt

Trim the felt around the buttons. I wanted the felt to completely cover the glue but not show on the front of the buttons, so I did one more step.

singe the edges

singe the edges

Working fast, use a lighter to singe the edges of the felt. It draws up pretty fast, and if you linger too long, you run the risk of damaging your button.

ready for your books

ready for your books

Easy, isn’t it? The first time I tried to make these, I used E 6000 glue. After they dried, I found that the glue didn’t hold very well, so I hunted online and eventually bought a tutorial, which used hot glue. Duh. There are other tutorials out there on making button bookmarks so you might want to check out these sites:

i heart naptimebutton bookmarks

skip to my loucovered button bookmarks

my three sons

There’s more, but you get the idea. So make some button bookmarks and read a good book!

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