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Wonder Craft: Paperclip bookmarks

September 16, 2017


School supplies should be simple. Never try to buy expensive things to impress your friends or classfellows. Simple things can be made special by a little creativity, so today we are going to make simple bookmarks from ordinary paperclips and with a few scraps of cloth or ribbon.

Things you need:

  1. Scissors

  2. Glue tube/hot glue

  3. Ribbons or colourful scraps of cloth (two pieces)

  4. Paperclips (as many as you want)

  5. Pieces of thread or yarn

  6. Button (one or two, depending on how many you want to make)


  1. We will be making a bow from the ribbon. So a cut four-inch piece of the ribbon/cloth at. See picture 2.

  2. Take one piece of the ribbon and fold it by pasting glue on the edge, as in pictures 3 and 4.

  3. Take any thread and tie a knot around the folded ribbon, as in picture 5.

  4. Take another four-inch piece of ribbon and make a curve at the centre, as in picture 6, and leave it to dry.

  5. Take the paperclip and insert it inside the thread knot behind the bow, picture 7.

  6. Dab glue behind the bow on the thread knot, picture 8; then paste the curved ribbon piece over it, picture 9.

  7. Trim the bow ribbons, picture 10, 11.

  8. To make the paperclip button bookmark, you need a button and a paperclip, picture 12.

  9. Dab glue behind the button and paste the paper clip over it; pictures 13 and 14. You can create button bookmark from any buttons, but choose the bigger ones always.

Your cute little bookmarks are ready.

Published in Dawn, Young World September 16th, 2017

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