Friday, April 27, 2012

Magnetic Bookworm Bookmark Tutorial

Hi everyone,

In the next few days, my blog will be getting a new look!! I'm so excited!! So you might see some things being switched around besides the new look. My husband has been helping me with this(me telling him what I want and him doing the actual work getting it to look like I want) and he has really done a great job and I'm very pleased with the results and can't wait for all of you to see it!

Today I'm doing a tutorial on making your own magnetic bookmarks. I absolutely love these b/c if your book falls or accidentally opens(happens a lot to me), your magnetic bookmark will hold fast to the page you were on and is less likely to fall out. 

I made these bookworm bookmarks with my Cricut and I used the Create a Critter cartridge. I also experimented and used My Cricut Craft Room to do sizes. I think the worms are about 1 inch and the rectangle is from George & Basic Shapes and is like 1 in by 3 in.

 So I cut everything out(all the layers and shapes) and got out my magnets also...

Then I scored the rectangular piece at 1 1/4 in and also at 1 3/8. You do this so you can fit more pages in your bookmark should you want to bookmark a section. Plus, it will help everything fit well...
 Then you fold at your scored lines and line it up...
 You then layer your layers and put your worm together...
 I used my Zig 2-way glue to put him together.
 Isn't he cute already??

 Next, I added my magnets. These you can get at Hobby Lobby and you just peel the backside off and it is all ready to adhere.

 Once both magnets are on and lined up, I glued my bookworm on the front of the blue paper..
 And here he is!! So cute and so easy to do!!

 I put him to work already!! :)
There you have it! Never spend too much money on a bookmark again(I was a bookmark addict). If you have any questions on this tutorial, please leave me a comment on this post!!

Thanks for looking and have a great Friday!!


  1. Oooo I love these! I should make some for my coworkers, if I can find the time between the 2 year old and the baby

  2. Very cute Jen, I popped over to check out the new look of your blog looks great! Beth

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  4. This is so cute! Great use of ZIG 2 Way Glue ;)