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DIY Vintage Button Bookmarks

DIY Vintage Button Bookmark | theanastasiaco.com

As seen in Green Craft Magazine, Summer 2018

Add a little character to your books and journals with vintage button bookmarks! If you’re looking to put your button collection to good use, these bookmarks are the perfect way to enjoy those beautiful gems in a functional way. They also make great gifts for the bookworms in your life.

This is a super simple DIY that only takes a few minutes! I’m using them to keep track of pages in my planner – I love that my favorite buttons are no longer buried in a jar.  

DIY Vintage Button Bookmark | theanastasiaco.com

What you’ll need
  • Vintage buttons (Consider selecting a few that have a similar color palette, or mix it up and go for an eclectic look!)
  • Paper clips
  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt
  • Scissors
DIY Vintage Button Bookmark | theanastasiaco.com

1. Cut felt into squares slightly larger than the size of your button.

2. For buttons with a shank, thread the button onto the paper clip until it’s sitting at the top of the loop.  For buttons without a shank, simply place the paper clip where you’d like it to lay. Add a thin coat of hot glue to the back of the button + paperclip, and place your felt square on the glue. Hold until it sets. 

3. Trim the felt from around the edges of the button, until the felt is slightly smaller than the size of the button – This will make it so the felt can’t be seen from the front.

4. Finally, use your button bookmarks to hold your place! In addition to books, these are also perfect for marking your page in notebooks, planners, and binders.

I’d love to see how your button bookmarks turn out. Feel free to share on Instagram and tag @theanastasiaco, or shoot me an e-mail

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  1. I love these! How absolutely adorable! Fun idea!

  2. Your button bookmarks are too cute and what a lovely blog you have here – I’m glad I popped over!

  3. OMG I love these!!! How adorable! I want to make my mom some! And really, you could make any style … kids, girly, vintage, rustic… anything. Great idea, thank you for sharing! I’m going to pin it!

    Danielle Greco

  4. Aishwarya S says:

    Oh my! These are totally awesome. I’m a book lover as well as a vintage girl. I so love these!! :)

  5. Alison says:

    So cute! I love your editing on your photos btw… love that look :) Glad to have come across your blog.

  6. Emily says:

    These are so simple and darling! My sister, mom and I keep talking about doing weekly DIY nights and these would be a perfect project to start with, I’m always in need of a good bookmark.

  7. So very clever, so gorgeous and what a fabulous gift these would be! Easy, too.

  8. Fabulous idea! I looooove this project and can think of a bunch of people who would love to receive these as little gifts! Awesome! Pinning for later :)

  9. I’m super excited to try making these for a family members birthday or Christmas present. They are simple, but adorable.

  10. These are adorable! These would make a PERFECT present for my mother – she’s an absolute book worm (just like me, but my crux is my Kindle). Pinning!

  11. Athena says:

    Fantastic! I never would have thought of something like this. Love your blog!

  12. Chandler says:

    This is quite possibly the cutest thing ever!! So simple and adorable. Thanks for sharing!


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