Magnetic Bookmarks

Summer vacation has begun and I have a huge stack of books to read!  My friend Melissa’s daughter had the cutest bookmark that was my inspiration for this project.

It was a magnetic bookmark with her initial on it that I thought was the cutest thing so of course I had to try and make one.

I decided to make mine using a few of my favorite pictures and some old save-the-date magnets I still had on my refrigerator so the project was completely free.  Definitely my kind of project!

Materials needed to make magnetic photo bookmarks:

  • Two pictures
  • Magnet sheet
  • Clear contact paper or packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape

I started by opening up a new PowerPoint presentation (I use PowerPoint because I don’t have photoshop.  I’m sure if you have photoshop you can create much cuter stuff).  I made my slides 2 x 2.5 and uploaded the pictures that I wanted to use.  I cropped the pictures and added a purple text box with the saying “Enjoying the Sweet Life!”  Of course, you can add any saying or quote you want.  Then just print the pictures onto photo paper.  This way they printed out to the size I wanted them to be.

Cut out the two pictures.  Then cut the magnets to the same size as the pictures.

Adhere the pictures to the magnets using double-sided tape.

Place the two pieces face down on the contact paper or packing tape so that the top of the two pictures are in the center.  Make sure to leave a little space so it bends easily.  I then placed a small strip of contact paper on the back side so it wouldn’t still to the pages of the book.

Cut off the extra contact paper/packing tape that is around the magnets.

Fold over and admire your fabulous new bookmark.  I love how the magnets keep the book mark in place.

Side 1
Side 2
So easy to make!  I can’t wait to make them as gifts.
I even had time to make one for my mom using pictures of the grandchildren.
Enjoy making some fun personalized bookmarks!
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