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Decoupage Bookmarks using Metal Tags

Create beautiful decoupage bookmarks using metal tags from Dollar Tree. This easy DIY project is perfect for all skill levels and adds a personal touch to your reading materials.

Hello everyone! Today, I have an easy and quick craft idea to share with you that book lovers will surely appreciate. My daughters love reading books on their Kindles, but we still take regular trips to the library to check out physical copies of books they are interested in. 

However, I wanted to try something new this time, so I went to the Dollar Tree store and found a pack of metal tags. Yes, you read that right - these bookmarks are made of metal, but don't worry, we can add some decorative details to make them more attractive. 

Decorative bookmarks displayed in books
Materials-tissue paper, stickers and Mod Podge

Materials
Metal tags
(I purchased them at Dollar Tree)
Acrylic paint
Mod Podge
Decorative napkins
Paintbrush
Twine
Beads
Inspirational stickers
Scissors

Applying paint to metal tags
Paintbrush, metal tags and paint

Begin by applying two coats of acrylic paint to both sides of each metal tag. Use a heating tool to dry the paint between each coat. Don't worry about the paint chipping off; we'll use Mod Podge to seal it later.

Applying Mod Podge, decorative cut-outs, and stickers
floral cut-outs, painted tags, and scissors

Next, cut out any designs you want to use for your bookmarks from tissue paper or decorative napkins. You can also add stickers to your design. Overlap the tissue paper and napkin on the back of the bookmark to avoid sharp edges or corners. I did this when applying my Mod Podge.

Mod Podge, paintbrush and floral cut-out designs
Adding the twine and beads

Bookmarks, twine, beads and scissors


Lastly, take your twine and add your beads to it. String the beads onto the twine and pull one end through the hole on the bookmark. Tie it off with a knot to secure it. Repeat the process with the other end of the twine. Be sure to tie it into a knot to prevent the beads from sliding down.

Twine and bead

Inspirational bookmarks

Back side of bookmarks showing floral design

Bookmark in open book

Before using your bookmarks, let them sit for a day or two to allow the Mod Podge to dry completely. Your bookmarks are now ready. They make perfect gifts for book lovers. 

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Pinterest pin showing decorative bookmarks




Comments

  1. These are pretty. I saw this on Craft Schooling Sunday and thought it was funny that you and I both posted bookmarks this week. Great minds think alike!

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    1. Hannah, aw thank you! I'll swing by your blog and take a look at your creation. 😊

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  2. These are so lovely! You did a great job of them. I would definitely use one!

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  3. What a great idea. These turned out so beautiful. Visiting from "Calling Fellow Bloggers"

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    1. Amy, thank you. 😊 I appreciate you visiting.

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  4. They're beautiful, Stephanie. I love the images and words you chose, and the beads take the tags to a whole new level. Pinning

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    1. Michelle, thank you. I'm happy to hear that you like them. This was an easy project. And I hope that you will give it a try. Thank you for taking the time to visit and to pin my project. I appreciate it. 😊

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  5. The bookmarks are so cute and perfect for spring. #MMBC

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  6. These are wonderful! It never occurred to me you could decoupage on metal. I love these. Pinning! Thanks for sharing at the Will Blog for Comments #31 linkup. Hope to see you next time, too.

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    1. Jennifer, aw I'm happy to hear you enjoyed this craft. 😊

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  7. These are adorable and I never would have thought of using metal tags!

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    1. Christine, thank you! :) Yes, give it a try.

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  8. I have a lot of bookish friends who would love one of these, I would love one of these. You are so creative and it make it look so easy.

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    1. Anne, thank you so much. I need to look into running a giveaway on my blog! ;)

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  9. These are SO pretty! Here by way of Senior Salon Pit Stop! Hope we get to see this at TTA this week!

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    1. Julie, thank you so much. 😊

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    2. You are so welcome, and I'm excited to be featuring your post at this week's party!

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    3. Aw, Julie, thank you. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed my bookmarks. I appreciate it so much. 😌

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  10. Stopping by again with congratulations! This post was the most popular at the Will Blog for Comments #31 linkup this week. It will be in the spotlight all next week, starting today. If you'd like to celebrate with your readers, you can save the "this blog post was a featured favorite" image there and share it here. Thank you for sharing your blog posts--we hope to see you at next week's linkup, too. :)

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  11. I love your bookmarks. What a great idea. I just need to find those metal tags now!

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    1. Thank you! I hope that you're able to find some. This was such a fun project. 😁

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  12. I've seen these at the DT and now have a great reason to pick some up next time I'm in. Featuring when my link party opens!

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    1. Carol, thank you! Yes, give this a try. Such a fun project and super easy. Thank you for the feature. 😊

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  13. Your Spring Decoupage Bookmarks are being featured at the Home Matters Link Party tonight. I hope you can pop in. https://lovemycottage.wpengine.com/home-matters-link-party-474/

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    1. Kristie, thank you so much. I appreciate it. 😊

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  14. These are just adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Handmade Monday :-)

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  15. These are so pretty!! Love these!
    Thanks bunches for sharing these beautiful tags with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

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    1. Paula, thank you. 😊 I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.

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