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Paperclip Bookmarks

February 27, 2015

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Look for this project featured in the October 2015 issue of Homespun titled “Wings Clipped”!
Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!

Today I have a simple craft and it was simple from start to finish! I ordered some fabric remnants a few years ago with gorgeous color and patterns – I snatched them up as I knew I would never see the discontinued threads again. The colors of the fabric don’t go with anything in my house so I sadly never put them to use. When I found these gold paperclips I decided to pair them with the fabric to make bookmarks!

Paperclip Bookmarks

Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!

Materials:
paperclips
Fabric (I personally love Fabric.com as I don’t have a lot of time to go to the store)

Cut a strip of fabric as long or short and wide as you want and fold in half with the pattern facing the outside.

Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!

Slip the tail ends through the paperclip. Center the folded fabric at the top of the paperclip and with the fabric wrapping around the paperclip pull the fabric tails through the fabric’s loop.

Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!

Pull snugly and adjust the fabric so that the pattern is facing one direction. Now you can mark your place in the latest novel that has you staying up long past bedtime!

Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!

This project is PERFECT for using up fabric scraps and for simplifying your crafty life!

Make these easy paperclip bookmarks, they're a great craft for using up fabric scraps or a craft for kids to work on fine motor skills!

I am so pleased that this project was featured in the October 2015 issue of Homespun titled “Wings Clipped”:

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  • Pat Liggett February 27, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Fabulous idea!

    • Heather February 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you Patty!

  • beth b February 27, 2015 at 7:22 am

    These are adorable! So sweet!

    • Heather February 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you Beth!

  • Gentle Joy February 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

    These do look nice… and are much more attractive than a piece of paper stuck into a book to mark the place. :)

    • Heather February 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Awww thank you!

  • Sarah Nenni Daher March 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    So easy and such a cute little addition! It’s kind of awesome when office supplies can make you smile!

  • Jess March 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Oh gosh! What a simple and neat idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Diana Rambles March 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Cute!

  • Danielle March 3, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Love this – so simple and do cute, a great gift idea for your reader friends

  • Laurie March 3, 2015 at 9:29 am

    These are wonderful. Like this idea!

  • Joy @ Joy Love Food March 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    These are so pretty, and a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? :)

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  • Mimi October 7, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Truly enjoyed your ideas….they are fun and fresh and easy; just my style. Thank you! M

  • Katherines Corner January 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    congratulations Heather xo