Paint Chip Valentine Bookmark

Since Jacob is in 5th grade this year, it will be his last year of exchanging Valentine's with his class.  I thought I would do something to try to make it special, and break with our tradition of store bought Valentine's (usually Sponge Bob).

I had the idea to make each of his classmates a bookmark using paint chips.  When I picked these Behr paint chips out at Home Depot, I thought that some of the names were rather serendipitous.
I also picked up some red ones because I didn't think that the boys in his class would be into pink.
This was a super easy project and here are the supplies that I used.

paint chips
heart punch
washi tape

I used a ruler to mark a line on the back to make sure I cut them straight.  If you're thinking that my hands look amazingly young, you'd be right.  Jacob helped me out with this picture.

I added a strip of washi tape onto the back.  I wasn't trying to disguise the fact that we were using paint chips, I just thought it added a nice touch.
Next, I ran them through the laminator or, you could use laminating sheets.  Then, I cut out the heart shape with the punch.
To complete the bookmarkers, I made the tassels and tied them on.  Click here to see the tutorial I used to make the tassels.
As it turned out, Jacob said he didn't want to give them to his classmates.  So much for trying to make things special!  I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, he is a 5th grade boy, right?  It's hard to compete with Sponge Bob.  So, I made a few Valentine bookmarkers, and then relaxed with a good book.

Have you done any Valentine's crafts lately?  I'd love to hear what you've been up to.  

Thanks for reading today. 

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  1. Love these paint chip bookmarks! Thanks for sharing at The Pin Junkie! They're part of today's Valentine craft roundup!


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