Most people would think paper clips are only for, well, paper. After all, it is in its name for where and how to use it. But you’d be surprised that there are other uses for paper clips.
Here are 14 ideas on what can a paper clip be used for other than holding paper together. You’ll discover some amazing paper clip hacks in this article!
Arrange a Flower Bouquet
Use paper clips to help you arrange a bouquet.
Use can completely untwist the clip and use it as florist wire, or untwist it halfway and push the stems through the hooked sides to keep your flowers straight.
You can bend a large clip so that it can hold up your smartphone when you want to watch a video or need to use your phone as an alarm clock. Here‘s a YouTube video that will show you how it’s done.
Straighten out a paper clip and tightly wrap it around a marker to create a key ring.
Bookmark: One of the Obvious Uses for Paper Clips
Don’t ruin the pages in your book by folding them down.
You can keep the page in your book with a paper clip. You can glue a rhinestone or embellishment at the top if you want to make it a littler fancier.
Children’s Craft Jewelry
A fun project to do with the kids is to make some paper clip chain jewelry. Chain different types of paper clips together to make a necklace or a bracelet and glue beads onto the paper clip or cover it with some colored tape.
Looking for other ways on what can you use paperclips for? Aside from jewelry, you can also create paper clip decoration. You can watch tutorials on YouTube and we specifically like this one here.
Is your craft glue clogged? Use a paper clip to unclog it. It works better than a sharp needle.
Temporarily Fix Your Hem
You can use a paper clip in a pinch when you need to hold up a loose hem.
Pit a Cherry
Bend your paper clip into the shape of an “S” and push it through the top of your cherry and scoop out the cherry pit.
Hang a Decorative Plate or Picture
Slightly bend a paper clip so that the larger end is protruding. Attach the bottom end of the clip with a heavy duty adhesive, like E6000, to a flat-backed decorative plate or something else you’d like to hang.
You can hang the plate or picture on a nail. Get the full tutorial here.
Need to hold your money together? You can organize your bills with some paper clips.
Easter Egg Dipper
Here is one of the cool things to do with paper clips. Bend a paper clip in a circle shape and attach a second paper clip as a handle for the dipper.
Keep Your Wrapping Paper From Unraveling
Place a paper clip at each end of your wrapping paper roll to prevent it from unraveling.
Prevent the End of Your Tape From Disappearing
Trying to find the end of a roll of tape can be a major pain in the butt. To prevent this, stick a paper clip underneath.
Keep Food Fresh
Unravel a paper clip and use it in place of a twist tie to keep your food packages fresh.
Now that you know that there are other uses for paper clips, you won’t be able to look at them the same way again. Who would have thought that a simple office clip would do so much more!