Quick and Easy Craft Project: Colorful Washi Tape Book Marks
I’ve had a goal for a few years to start creating more things using items from my craft stash. It just seemed so crazy to me that I had so many supplies I wasn’t using. Here’s another simple and usable craft for you to make in just a few minutes. Place the Washi Tape Book Marks in a plastic test tube and you have great packaging for a gift.
There are so many times I want to hold my place in a magazine or book and can’t find anything to use except maybe a piece of paper close by, so I grab the paper to hold my spot, move the book around, and it falls out. Since I had these large paper clips and washi tape it made the perfect combo for a cute and easy book mark.
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Here’s What You Need:
Large Paper Clips
Plastic Test Tubes (I bought mine at Target)
The skinny washi tape works best since you won’t need to cut it down. If you have a pattern you really like and it’s too wide you can cut it down the middle. My washi flags are 1 1/2″ long so you need to cut a 3″ long piece. Place the washi tape through the end of the paper clip, fold in half, and cut a notch in the end of the tape.
These take no time to make and even if you need to purchase a few supplies you won’t be spending much. Since I have a big selection of washi tape I chose 6 different patterns to use. If you’re giving these as a gift I would find out their favorite colors or patterns, such as polka dots or chevron.
I love the idea of placing the book marks in a test tube to give as a gift or even for a place to store them when not in use. Give a book, magazine, or gift card to a book store along with the book marks for a thoughtful gift.
Here’s another way I use washi tape to organize my notebook. I have notebooks full of ideas, conference notes, and sketches. I use washi tape folded in half over the pages to divide the areas. It’s super simple but very effective and I get to add more color and pattern to my notebooks.
These would also be fun gifts if you belong to a book club. Do you have someone who would love some cute washi tape book marks? Or maybe just make some for yourself.
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