My son recently started reading chapter books! I love that he is reading so much and enjoying it. However he doesn’t always finish a book in a sitting anymore so he has discovered the need for bookmarks. Paper bookmarks are ok, but tend to fall out easily, so I told him that a paper clip was a good alternative bookmark because it won’t fall out easily. After showing him this trick, I had the idea to add a little modern flare to my own paperclip to create a beautiful and fun, metallic touched, modern leather bookmark. I really love how these turned out and I can’t wait to use them. Keep reading to learn how to make your own modern leather bookmark.
A big thank you to Elmer’s for making today’s post possible. All opinions are mine.
To create your own Modern Leather Bookmark, you will need:
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue
- Leather Scraps
- Paint Pen, craft paint or permanent marker (I used silver and gold)
- Large Paper Clip (mine were gold)
You will begin by cutting your leather scrap into a fun modern shape. I cut mine into triangles and then angled the bottom a bit.
I looped the small end of the leather scrap through the paper clip and then used a dab of Elmer’s Craft Bond glue to secure the leather together.
I held it together for about a minute and the leather bonded to itself.
Then I used a paint pen to color in a portion of the leather shape.
And without a lot of work, time, effort or cost, I ended up with really cute and fun modern bookmarks! I love how the touch of metallic contrasts to the warm leather. It makes these unique, elegant and modern. And without a metallic touch, these are the perfect leather bookmarks for any man in your life who likes to read!
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