Sycamore Street Paperclip Bookmarks

It’s Day Five of my week-long showcase of projects I’ve made with items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Please don’t mistake the items for things you want – these are things you NEED. That is a fact, so please don’t argue with me. Please. The items in the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button pack are perfect for an adorable project I came across on Pinterest.

When I first cruised across Paper Clip Bookmarks on Pinterest, I immediately knew I wanted to share them with you. After a quick Google search of paper clip bookmarks, it seemed that this idea has been around for a while – and everyone who has posted about it saw it somewhere else – so I can’t really know where to give the credit. Regardless, I stole the basic idea right from Pinterest but adapted it to share my take on this cool idea.

Here’s what you need:

  • A Large Paper Clip. You can use the large paper clips with a colorful, plastic coating if you want. I used a standard, silver paper clip. Why? Because I already had some in a drawer – that’s one less trip, which translates to more time in the fungeon.
  • Ribbons and Buttons. The only ribbons and buttons that will work for this project are the ones in the Sycamore Street Buttons and Ribbons pack. OK, so that’s not really true, but wouldn’t it be rewarding to make a whole bunch of ribbon and button bookmarks with ribbons and buttons you got FOR FREE?

Here are two of the bookmarks:

20130317-123659.jpgThe first bookmark is created by simply pulling two buttons through to the end of the paperclip.  It’s cool because they spin on the end of the clip.  For the second bookmark, I created a loop with the ribbon and pulled the ends through the loop, tightening each ribbon individually. To make sure the ribbons stay tight on the end of the paper clip, I wrapped a coordinating brad around the base of the ribbons.

Here’s the third - button flower book mark

Using the Rich Razzleberry button as the starting point, I created this little flower with a circle punch and scallop punch.  I tried glue but decided to attach the flower to the paper clip with glue dots for quicker assembly (who wants to wait for glue to dry?).  Here’s the back of the - button bookmarks

I then repeated the same process to attach the front of the flower.  To recap what you’ve learned - button and ribbon bookmakrs

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Check out my other projects from this week that include Sale-a-Bration items you don’t want to miss out on:

DAY ONE: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper

DAY TWO: Vintage Verses

DAY THREE: Pretty Petites & Petite Curly Punch

DAY FOUR: Bloomin’ Marvelous

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  1. Pretty Nifty! I must have missed them on Pinterest. Thank you for trying to find the original Author and giving them credit! We’re here to inspire & create but it’s so nice to pass on accolades where they are due! Love that tiny flower you came up with using the scallop & circle punches! I never could resist a button! 🙂

  2. Supe fun and adorable

  3. Love it !! I make book marks out of every thing !! Fridge magnets too ! Is that the adorable punch (which I love ) from the Spring catty ? I have made paper clip book marks for years but, I don`t believe I have seen the ribbon one made this way ….My buttons and ribbon should be here soon !! Golly, we could have Craft Day on here once a month and everybody could give a cute crafty idea using a SU item …. just a thought ! See what you started ,Brian ??

  4. Great idea Brian, this could be a really useful and beautiful gift for teachers and you can customize for the Holidays too. I love the ribbon book mark and the one with the buttons with the paper clip through the holes so, I just went to look for some big paper clips here in my fortress of solitude/craft room but I don’t have any so, note to self, GET SOME!!!!!

  5. Who doesn’t love a colorful bookmark. I do. Also a great rainy day project for kids. Another idea, party favors for young plus for the more mature young at heart.

  6. Super cute, Brian. I have had bookmarks on the brain, myself!

  7. Brilliant Ideas Brian. I’m off to go create each of these. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I mean really………….who’d a thunk? Bookmarks that are gorgeous from paper clips – fantastic idea.

  9. You really have created some wonderful art! Loving the scalloped one! TFS!

  10. I’m a huge reader and belong to a large reading group. these bookmarks will be perfect for a small gift to each one for Mother’s Day or whatever occasion.

  11. I guess it`s just me but, I think that RazzleBerry Button is looking at us !! I thought that this morning that it had personality and when I looked at it this afternoon it`s almost winking at you !!
    Funny looking lil` fella !! tee hee

  12. Very cute, Brian!

  13. You give new meaning to thinking outside the box! Great idea!!!

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