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DIY laminated bookmarks

Buying a laminating machine is on my list of Just Wants. This list includes hair curlers, ¬†flat irons, and a pink Kitchen Aid. In other words, things I cannot afford. You can substitute by buying cheap curlers, spending your afternoon trying to blow-dry your hair stick-straight, and buying a 200-peso pink spatula that won’t make you as happy.

Here’s our substitute for a laminating machine:

Things you’ll need:

1. a folder

2. some laminating paper

3. something to laminate (I made bookmarks)

4. an iron

5. a pair of scissors

Figure out which way to position your bookmarks.

Put your bookmark in between the sheets of laminating paper.

Cut around the bookmark.

Place the bookmark inside the folder.

Put your iron on a medium setting, and iron slowly and evenly for about 30 seconds, or until all the air bubbles in the laminate disappear.

Remove your bookmark from the folder.

Cut neatly around your laminated bookmark.

Ta-da! Your bookmark is now safe from spills and crumbs.

Happy reading!

Love and love,


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