I’m one of those people that usually has anywhere between 3 and 5 books on the go at any one time. I buy a lot of books and when I get a new one, the excitement of reading it is so much that I need to start it right away – despite not having finished the previous 3 books I bought. Who’s with me?
Having so many books on the go means I need lots of bookmarks. And I need even more because I use bookmarks not just for my reading books but I also use them in cookbooks to mark out recipes I want to try out – that way I won’t forget to try them. As I was running low, I decided to make some more diy bookmarks. I’m all about simple designs so I came up with these minimal brass bookmarks and I’m really pleased with how they turned out.
I especially love how these bookmarks are so simple to make yet they look as good as shop bought ones. So if you’re in need of some, why not make your own minimal brass bookmarks? And if not for you, these bookmarks make gorgeous gifts too.
Make your own clip bookmarks in brass
This DIY is so simple that it doesn’t really need a how to – it’s as simple as gluing the clip to the brass blank. But there are a couple of things worth mentioning:
When you’re gluing the bookmark clips to the brass blank, it helps a lot to attach the clips to an unwanted piece of card as pictured below. It’s then easy to apply glue to just the centre of the clip and not to the outer edge.
Also, be careful not to glue the clip to the card – I speak from experience! The best way to avoid this is:
1. use a small amount of glue so that when you press the brass blank on to the clip, the glue doesn’t spread beyond the clip.
2. as soon as you glue the brass stamp to the clip, gently remove it from the card and let dry as per the instructions on your glue.
As you can see, I used a combo of circles and squares but my favourite is the circle one – that’s why there are so many more pics of the circle! You can get brass blanks in various shapes so go for whatever shape you like best.
Will you make these brass bookmarks for yourself or as gifts? I made a bunch of them and give them as gifts every time I gift someone a book.