Make a Cardboard Record Album Cover and Duct Tape Bookmark

Cardboard Record Album Cover and Duct Tape Bookmark

If you need something a lot sturdier than plain paper, but you still want to craft with some upcycled materials, then this cardboard record album cover and duct tape bookmark is for you!

The vintage cardboard record album cover, taken from a damaged record, makes an awesome front for your bookmark, while the duct tape strengthens the entire thing and covers up the back of the bookmark, concealing any stains or rips or other flaws.

Got a favorite record album cover that you’ve been wanting to upcycle? Here’s how to make a cardboard and duct tape bookmark for yourself!

You will need:

vintage cardboard record album cover. Take this from a record that’s no longer playable, and do something else awesome with the record!

duct tapeIt’s not an eco-friendly crafting supply, but when used in moderation, it can help you do eco-friendly things, such as upcycling this old record cover instead of recycling it.

hole punch. You can use any size, although I think one that’s just slightly wider than the diameter of your yarn looks better than one that’s really wide.

yarn or embroidery floss. Choose a color that matches your bookmark.

Make a Cardboard Record Album Cover and Duct Tape Bookmark

1. Cut out your bookmark. Using a favorite bookmark as a template, trace a bookmark outline onto a scrap of cardboard record album cover (these are the scraps leftover from my upcycled record album cover folder project), then cut it out.

2. Back with duct tape. I LOVE our duct tape in novelty colors, and I have a pretty great time matching cute duct tape colors to stuff. For the most eco-friendly project, make the bookmark no wider than your roll of duct tape.

How to Make a Cardboard Record Album Cover and Duct Tape Bookmark

3. Cut the duct tape away from the bookmark. If you have duct tape scissors, this will be MUCH easier to do.

4. Add the tassel. Punch a hole at the top center of the bookmark, then cut off a length of yarn or embroidery floss that’s about double the length of the bookmark. Thread it through the hole and tie a square knot.

How to Make a Cardboard Record Album and Duct Tape Bookmark

This cardboard and duct tape bookmark would make a pretty cool present when presented along with a brand-new book, and an especially cool present if you can manage to make it from someone’s favorite album.

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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