Monday, November 17, 2014

Create Planner Paperclip Bookmarks With Paperclips and Ribbon

Add your favorite ribbon to a paperclip and create a homemade bookmark. This is great to use in your yearly planner to mark important dates. Follow the steps below and you can make your own decorated bookmarks.

paperclip bookmarks

You will need:
Your favorite spool of ribbon
Tape measure

planner bookmarks

Choose your favorite ribbon and cut a strip about 4 inches long. Any strip shorter than 4 inches is difficult to work with. You can always cut the ribbon shorter when your paperclip is created, if you so desire.


Fold the ribbon in half.


Place the ribbon through the end of the paperclip, opposite the end that slips over the book page.

This step is tricky. With one hand hold on to the tail of the folded strip. With your index finger on your other hand, push the folded end open to form a loop. Bring the tail down through the top of the loop and pull up. This will tighten the loop and create the loop around the end of the paperclip.

The front side of the tightened loop.

The back side of the knot.

"Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not."
—Virgil Garnett Thomson

Happy accident, this ribbon had an adhesive back. I was able to create clip click bookmarks using the same steps, with the ribbon, on the metal tabs of the clip. Plus, I was able to decorate and attach the ribbon to the metal bases on the clips.

Now to you:

What have you used to create your own, unique bookmarks.

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