Learn how to make DIY Harry Potter magnetic bookmarks with your Cricut Explore machine.
You may not already know this, but I am a huge Harry Potter fan.The book series has always been one of my favorites and I have read each one several times, plus I have also seen all the movies. I have shared a couple Harry Potter crafts on the blog before like my expecto patronum shirt and golden snitch necklace. Today, I am going to share with you how to make these adorable magnetic bookmarks.
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Harry Potter Magnetic Bookmarks
- Cricut Explore Machine
- 1 Sheet Each of Black, Maroon, Orange, Brown, Peach, Yellow Cardstock
- Fine Tip Glue
- Extra Strength Glue Stick
- Bone Folder
- Magnetic Strips
Start by opening up the Harry Potter Bookmarks file in Cricut Design Space. I used lots of different elements to create Harry, Ron, and Hermione in their Gryffindor robes.
Cricut Design Space File: Harry Potter Bookmarks
Once you have them open, you can resize them however you like. Load up each mat as prompted on screen and cut out all the shapes and pieces for your characters.
I usually set my Smart Set Dial to Cardstock+ when cutting out cardstock of any type.
This project is perfect for using up little scraps of colored cardstock you have.
Helpful Tip: When removing any material from your Cricut mat, turn the mat upside down and pull the mat away from the material. This helps to keep it from bending and creasing, especially when cutting out cardstock or paper.
Once you have everything cut out, it is time to start assembling.
I started by making the ties, the crests, adding the black background behind the face, and adding on the shoes. For the tiny pieces, I use a very fine tip glue and my Tools Tweezers to help me get everything placed just right.
For the larger pieces, I use strong grip glue sticks. I don’t like to use liquid glue on larger pieces as sometimes the pieces can bend and curl.
Once you have the smaller pieces assembled, you can start assembling each character – add the robe, tie and crest using your glue stick, then add the hair.
Using a bone folder, create a crease at the top of the red robe piece. I used my fringe and score board to make sure it was straight, but you can even just do a simple fold with your hands.
Next, attach just the top part of the folded robe to the back of each character’s head using your glue stick.
Cut the magnetic strips into squares. You will need two squares for each character.
Place one on the bottom of the red robe and one on the bottom of the backside of the glued character. This will allow you to keep your bookmark secure around your page.
The little cut outs for the face like the eyebrows, nose, and mouth didn’t show up very well, so I went over each one with my gel pen.
I love the way these bookmarks turned out. I especially love magnetic bookmarks because they don’t tend to fall out as easily as a regular bookmark.
It is kind of fun since just the head sticks out the top when the book is closed.
Use these little characters to create a card, to glue onto a notebook, or any other place you need a little Harry Potter love.
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