Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pet peeve fixed!

Do you have a pet peeve? One that really bugs you? Like the toilet seat being left up? The tab that you pull off the milk jug being left on the counter instead of being put in the garbage can six inches away? You know what I am talking about.... I have one that upsets me every time. I love to read...and hate it when my kids flip through my book and loose my bookmark. So I came up with a solution.... A MAGNETIC bookmark. Genius I know!!!! And it is so a freecycle project. I like those.. Lets take a look at what we need to make one of these gems, shall we.....
The tools are there in your house waiting to be used. Paper (decorated or not), cutter, scissors, glue and of course the phone book... WHAT? The phone book? Yes, that is what I said. we all get these several times a year and what is on them? Refrigerator magnets. A ha! The lightening bolt struck I saw it....

Cut your paper to your desired width. Mine is 2 inches.


Next, take that magnet off the phone book and cut it into squares using your scissors.



You should be able to get like 6 to 8 squares out of each magnet. That way you can make a bookmark for everyone in the family..... :O)




Next, put glue on the side of the magnet with the writing.




And attach the magnet to the back side of your 2 inch strip of paper.



Then fold your paper over and meet the edges and make a crease.






Open the paper strip back up and put glue on the other square magnet and place MAGNET sides together...






Then fold your paper back and line up the edges again and press down on the magnets to make sure the glue sticks.





And there you have it. Your magnetic book mark. :O) So simple the kids would love to help make their own.




The best part.... It is magnetic so shake that book as hard as you want and it will NOT move... You will never have to try and remember where you were again. :O)







Isn't it grand? And you can customise it any way you want. Like put your name on it or a picture of the person using the bookmark.





Have fun making them. Look around the house and see what you can use to freecycle and fix a pet peeve of yours... Until next time.... Have a great one! :O)











30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! It would make such a nice little gift too! I love magnetic bookmarks, but I have always bought mine from the store. Well never again!

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  2. Oh, this is fantastic! I am going to do this, thank you!

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  3. What a neat idea...thanks for sharing it at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Very cute! I usually use a post-it note because I hate losing my bookmark, too (although not from kids), but this is much prettier :)

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  5. I love magnetic bookmarks! (I also frequently use post-its because they don't fall out). Unfortunately I still have a little guy that loves to remove any and all bookmarks from any book he sees whether they stick or not! These make fabulous gifts too, great to personalize!

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  6. What a great use for the phone book magnets that I'm otherwise annoyed with. Thanks for posting this tutorial. I'll be back - I'm now following :)

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  7. What an awesome idea! Be blessed. Cindy

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  8. Pure genius!! I'm running to my phone book right away!

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  9. Great job! I have made some of these as a gift when I give a book! It is really fun to personalize it for someone!

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  10. soooo smart! thanks for linking up!

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  11. That is a great solution--I have seen lots of bookmarks, but never one that would stay in place as well as this one! Thanks for linking up!

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  12. You are a genius. Now fix the problem of the plastic from the milk to being left on the counter. That one really bugs me too.

    :) Michelle

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  13. I hopped over from New Friend Friday and am so happy that I did! Hope to see you back at my place sometime soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same. Happy Weekend!

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  14. Great idea and so simple! Love it!

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  15. You are so darn crafty! Great things! Love the blue egg containers WOW.What a beautiful family. I am a Mom too. Have 3 kids...Happy new friend Friday! I am following you come follow me :)
    Gros bisous
    frenchy

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  16. Very cute idea! I hate losing my place too!

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  17. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. You are a genius! I hate it when I lose my bookmark too! Great idea using those magnets.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

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  19. I made bookmarks too, but these are ingenious!
    Wendy xx

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  20. This is such a great idea! I know the feeling with two little boys running around! Thanks so much for linking up to The Virginia House!

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  21. Leave it to you to invent the latest craze! You better patent it or something. I'll be making some soon!

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  22. That is such a great idea!! I will be making some TODAY! ;)

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  23. That is awesome! I would love for you to come over and link up to check me out saturday www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! I NEED one of these. That always happens to me. Simple, yet genius! Thanks for linking and adding my button to your sidebar!

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  25. Oh my goodness....that's the BEST idea. I don't trust books marks because they always fall out. I've been dog earring pages forever! I'm totally going to make this!!!

    Stopping by from Friend Making Friday

    Happy Friday to ya!
    Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

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  26. Cool idea! I always save those magnetic business cards for someday....I've cut them up into shaped and glued buttons on them so far.
    I like this idea a lot tho, as I love to read!
    Thanks,
    Rose

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  27. Great Idea! I totally need one of these! So creative and simple at the same time! Thanks for sharing!!

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