June 3, 2014

Bookmarks from Bottle Caps and Jumbo Paper Clips

Not long ago, someone asked me a question about making bookmarks out of those big jumbo paper clips. It seems everyone sees them from the front, but no one knows how to finish them off on the back.

I've made several and although I don't claim to be an expert on them, this method does seem to work for me.

You may have seen my bottle cap crafting tutorial on my website, www.EweNmePrintables.com. You can refer to that on how to make the bottle cap part of this project.

After the front side of the bottle cap is completely dry, I added some E-6000 to the back of the bottlecap and attached the paper clip. So it looks something like this...

After that, I added a couple of layers of patterened paper that I've punched out with a 1 inch circle punch to cover up the "mess". I just used a white glue for this. You could probably modpodge or lacquer over the paper to protect it. However, I didn't, and it seems to hold up fine.

That's pretty much how it's done. Below is a photo of some of the finished bottlecap bookmarks I made a few years ago. They're still holding up after all this time.

Be sure to check out all of the printable bottle cap images I sell on my website. All of my bottlecap images sell for only $2 and can be printed as many times as you like.

Thanks, once again, for visiting!
Deena Davis

1 comment:

Gracie CH said...

Wow, how creative... Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing...