Don’t let your bookmark slide away, use duct tape all the way. [wp-svg-icons icon=”point-right” wrap=”i”]
That evening I held an open book, Damned by Chuck Palahniuk, in my left hand—by coincidence, the car was hot as hell. In my right hand I twirled a ratty white ribbon, a quick bookmark substitute at the time, around my fingers.
I take my books everywhere, so it’s no surprise I lose a bookmarks every now and then. Alas, it felt like I lost one for every book I read. In addition to the disappearances, as you can imagine, it led to one more thing being forgotten—my pages, damn it.
I placed Damned closed on the passenger’s seat and surveyed the back of the car. I had to have something lying around, something more efficient and a bit snazzier than that worn out feather-light string I’d been using.
I didn’t find one thing. I found many. Here are the supplies I collected that were scattered throughout the inside of my car that I used for this tutorial: a cracker box—full before I found it, a roll of galaxy-themed duck tape I just bought that evening, and hair stylist scissors I had packed away from traveling.
Once you’ve gathered these three supplies you can start getting crafty with the first quick three-step method. The second method uses only duct tape to make a more flexible bookmark. Both methods in this tutorial will make for a sturdier, less slippery bookmark while continuing to keep it totally stellar, man.
[wp-svg-icons icon=”bookmark” wrap=”i”] Method 1 of 2:
- Cut a long strip from the side of cardboard cracker box. For my bookmark, I first cut the whole side panel out and snipped off the little fold at the top.
2. Roll the stellar duct tape on the front, starting from the top down; then, flip the cardboard to the backside and continue rolling and covering up that side.
3. Snip excess duct tape and any exposed cardboard.
[wp-svg-icons icon=”bookmark” wrap=”i”] Method 2 of 2:
- The second, and easiest, way to make a duct tape bookmark is to roll out the tape double your desired length.
- Fold it in half so both halves join, sticky side together.
- Cut off any excess.
Stellar! You’re all set to save pages with your sturdy, homemade bookmark!
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