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DIY CRAFT PROJECTS: How To Make Your Own Super Easy Bookmarks

I’m quite a perfectionist when it comes to my books and I like to keep them looking as new as possible – folding the edge of the pages is a big no no. I didn’t have any bookmarks to place in my book once I finished a chapter today so I tore up a piece of paper and stuck it inside the book. It didn’t look pretty and I had a great little idea to make some bookmarks myself. Once I made one, I couldn’t stop and I’ve made about ten so far, haha (will give them to friends/family). They were soooo easy to make too, I had everything I needed and they took five minutes to make. So, if you bookworms are after an easy craft tutorial – your in the right place! 📕 😘

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cardboard Cut To Size You Want
  • Cellotape 
  • Scissors
  • Magazine Cuttings or
  • Pretty Paper / Gift Wrap or a
  • Printer to print off your own designs

HOW TO MAKE THE BOOKMARK:

  1. Trim cardboard to the size you want
  2. Flick through a magazine to find words/images that you like and cut them out
  3. or use that pretty scrap paper you have lying around
  4. or gift wrapping paper
  5. or you could print some cool bookmark templates off from google images/pinterest if you have access to a printer
  6. Place your chosen design over the cardboard, folding edges neatly and covering the back of your bookmark too
  7. Trim any excess paper to neaten up the edges
  8. Place cellotape over the paper ( I used a 5” wide cellotape so it pretty much covered the whole front so there were no lines or joins visible)
  9. Secure the cellotape to the back of the cardboard overlapping it at the edges
  10. Place cellotape around all four edges again and trim away the excess tape

You could also add a ribbon to your bookmark too – simply make a small hole at the top of the bookmark and thread through some pretty ribbon – tie it into a bow. Voila!

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I love them haha they are not perfect but hey, I’ll never lose my page again! 😊😊😊

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DIY Craft Project: Hanging Glitter Storage Box / Wall Art

OMG – this is my second DIY Craft Project that I have posted today! I’ve gone months without posting any craft tutorials but today I’m feeling crafty & creative so there ya go! I had some boring, plain boxes lying around and I ordered one too many rolls of Muriva Sparkle Glitter Wallpaper last week, (which I got here* for £16.39 a roll) when I was re-decorating my living room. The wallpaper was too pretty to throw away, so I thought I’d make some pretty little storage boxes with the glittery left-overs.

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What You Will Need

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a strong, sturdy box with a lid

wallpaper or pretty paper

scissors

PVA glue 

superglue

pretty birthday cards

a pen or pencil

How To Make The Glitter Storage Box:

Place the box lid in the middle of the wallpaper and cut around the box so you have enough to cover the front and the sides, add an inch on to overlap the edges.

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Put some PVA glue into a bowl/container. Using a small paintbrush, slather on the PVA glue on to the front of the box.

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Turn the box around and place it front down in the centre of the wallpaper, smooth ing it down with your hands to make sure it sticks.

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Using a pen draw a dotted line starting from the corners of the box, right down to the end of the wallpaper. Cut along the dotted line right up to the corners of the box.

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Press the overlapping wallpaper against the edges of the box and cut off the ‘triangle’, so the wallpaper has a straight edge against the box corner. Repeat this for all corners of the box. See pics below for example.

When you have finished tidying up the edges you should have something that looks like the picture below. Slather on PVA glue all over the overlapping paper and edges of the box then press down to make sure it sticks.

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Apply super glue along the inch of wallpaper and fold it over the edge, pressing down for a minute or so to make sure it sticks. Repeat this for all sides of the box.

Now the top of the box is done so repeat the same steps for the bottom of the box.

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The next step is optional. You can do whatever you want to design the front of the box. I used a pretty birthday card which I got from my sister and I cut out the pop up words ‘you’ve got that special something’ and used super glue to stick them down onto the box.

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Optional: You don’t have to add a handle if you don’t want to hang it up on the wall as wall art. But, if you do, take the bottom of the box and glue some ribbon or string to the top of the box. I had to use some strong duct tape as the glue wouldn’t stick to the glitter wallpaper because it is vinyl. I would have used my glue gun but I’ve run out of glue sticks. If you’re using ‘paper’ wallpaper – super glue should work fine.

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When the box has been covered with wallpaper and you have stuck your words / pictures / embellishments down, glued on a handle so you can hang it up & your happy with how it looks  – go ahead and fill the box up with some goodies.

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I’m using my glitter box to store some beauty samples, kirby clips and hair bobbles.

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this DIY Craft Project. If you like it please share it with your friends by clicking on the ‘Pinterest’ icon below and clicking share.

If you decide to make your own hanging glitter storage box – please tweet me your photo’s on Twitter – @KatieRoseLovesx or tag me on Instagram – @katieroseloves, you could also post to my wall on Facebook – here.
I would really love to see what you have made!

Mwah! x

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