Sunday, March 24, 2013

Packing Tape Bookmarks

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These bookmarks are a fun way to bring Spring indoors and they are also easy to make, so it is a great craft to do with the kids. Just by using packing tape, you can make "laminated" bookmarks with shamrocks, grass, or flowers.

You will need:
Cardstock cut to size
Clear packing tape
Stamps/Stickers (optional)
Clover

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Decorate your bookmark using stamps or stickers. This is optional, but it's a fun way to personalize your bookmark.

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Once you've finished decorating the cardstock, prepare to "laminate" your bookmark with the packing tape. Place the clover in position on the cardstock. Pull the tape out, and then place over the bookmark.

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Once you've smoothed the tape over the cardstock, flip the bookmark over and fold the tape over the other side.

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If you press the tape around the clover and create an air-tight seal, the clover will stay green and remind you of Spring year round!

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Trim the bottom of the tape and around the edges of your bookmark.

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These bookmarks are perfect for the Easter holiday coming up. Make some and tuck them in good books for your Easter baskets.

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I made this four-leaf clover bookmark using this technique over 3 years ago, and it's still bright green! I like to think it's my lucky charm. Enjoy this fun and easy way to bring a little Spring into your day.

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2 comments:

~julee~ said...

So cute! I know my daughter loves to pick little spring flowers (weeds, actually) in the yard this time of year. This is a great way for her to preserve them. :)

Cole Nemeth said...

I absolutely LOVE these! I can't wait to try and make my own. Thanks for sharing!

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