Happy Earth Day! Today, after much “Pinspiration,” I created my first corner bookmark! The advantage of a corner bookmark is that it does not stick out of books, making it less easily bent and torn. Creating the bookmark is simple and quick. Of course, it’s green and brown, in honor of our fantastic Earth!
6″ by 6″ piece of cardstock
1. In pencil, lightly divide the cardstock into four equal squares (I darkened the lines in the picture to make it easier to see.)
2. Divide two opposite squares diagonally, as the picture shows.
3. Cut off two outer triangles and one square. Again, use the picture for reference.
4. Fold both triangles on top of the square. Using the paintbrush, spread a thin layer of glue over only the top of the bottom triangle. Then, press the top triangle over the bottom triangle. Don’t glue the square!
5. Cover in washi tape.
That’s all! If one bookmark just isn’t enough, try making a Duct Tape Fall Bookmark or the “It’s Rough” Duct Tape Bookmark. If you prefer reading on your kindle, make sure your e-reader has a stylish case!
Also, you should definitely check out this post on Caution District for tips on making Earth a cleaner planet.
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Have a great day 🙂
I’ve made a couple kindle cases already, and both posts are consistently popular on Duct Tape Doodles. Today, I decided to create an updated case, which contains a felt lining. The lining offers more protection than duct tape on its own, and also lets the kindle slide in and out more smoothly. Still, only rely on this case for minor falls and scratches. Though I made this case for my kindle fire (first generation), the measurements can be adjusted to fit e-readers of various sizes. Here’s the tutorial (Sorry about the gloomy editing; it’s raining outside.)
1. Cut the felt to the correct size. Mine was 5.5″ by 16,” and I found these dimensions by adding an half inch to the height of my kindle and multiplying by two, and also adding an inch to the width. Depending on the thickness of your kindle, you may need to add more or less.
2. Cover the non-fuzzy side of your felt in duct tape. Trim the ends.
3. Fold the felt in half vertically (also known as the “hamburger” way).
4. Cut two more strips of tape, and fold them over the left and right edges of the case. You’ll need to fold the sides of the case over along with the strips, to prevent any stickiness inside the pouch.
The process is tricky to explain, but I promise the kindle holder is easy to create! Make sure to comment any questions, and I’ll definitely help you out :).
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P.S. Click here or here to see previous kindle cases.
Hi guys. Remember that video I promised to show you today? Well here it is! I found this on Youtube on a channel called “Duct Tape Stuff.” I really like this video. Although it is really about creating numbers and letters, I assume you could use this technique to make any simple shape.
Pretty cool huh? And, by the way, remember that good ol’ Kindle Fire case that I made a while ago? Well, this video inspired me to “jazz” it up a bit!
That’s all for now! Enjoy the video!
This case isn’t exactly the best protection, but it looks great!
Two different colors of duct tape
1. Create two sheets of duct tape in the same color. They should be 5 1/2 in. by 8 1/2 in.. For information on how to make duct tape sheets, see my tutorial.
2. Tape together the two sheets with the second color. Holding them vertically, tape them on the sides and bottom. Don’t tape the top.
*Remember, this is not the strongest, most protective case. It is simply for decoration and to be used in places without risk of being dropped.*
Click here to add letters to your case!