I love being able to re-purpose things I have lying around the house, and my collection of paperclips just got a bunch of new assignments after I learned about all these neat tricks online. You will be amazed when you find out some of the things you can do with this simple office supply. The possibilities are endless!
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Bend a paperclip into an egg dipper for dying eggs at Easter.
Use a paperclip in place of a small screwdriver to fix a loose screw on a pair of glasses.
Put a paperclip at each end of a roll of wrapping paper to keep it from unraveling.
Display a picture without a frame with a large binder clip.
Use two paperclips to make a DIY jewelry clasp. Get the instructions from Heather at Dollar Store Crafts.
Cover the blade of you razor when packing it for a trip so you don’t cut your hand when reaching into your toiletry bag.
Use the sharp end of a paperclip to remove hair from a brush or broom.
Remove a cherry pit with a paperclip. Get the instructions from Jena at Involving Home.
Wrap a tissue or paper towel around the end of a paperclip and use it clean small spaces.
Unclog a spray bottle, bottle of glue, aerosol spray can, salt and pepper shakers and more.
Fix a broken zipper pull with a paperclip and some rubber. Get the instructions from Lollipuff.
Keep a plastic bag closed with a paperclip if you don’t have a twist tie. Paperclips are great for keeping bags of chips closed as well.
Help kids practice their fine motor skills by making paperclip chains. Get the instructions from Jamie at Hands On As We Grow.
Unfold a paperclip and use the sharp end as a letter opener.
Use a paper clip to help put on a bracelet when you don’t have anyone to help you.
Hold up the hem of your pants or skirt in an emergency. You could also use a paper clip to hold up the sleeves of a long sleeve shirt.
Make some cute bow bookmarks with paperclips and felt. Get the instructions from Allison at Little Lovelies.
Use a paper clip to mark the end of a roll of tape. Sanity saver!!
Make darling homemade cards with colored paperclips. Get the instructions from Jeromina at Paper, Plate, and Plane.
Put a binder clip on the side of a mug to keep your teabag in place.
If you need to give a friend a spare key to your house, and you don’t have a spare keychain, put the key on a paperclip.
Turn a regular bra into a racerback bra with a paperclip. Get the instructions on Buzzfeed.
Make some fun heart-shaped earrings with paperclips and string. Get the instructions from Bethany at Pitter & Glink.
Hang decorative plates on the wall by unfolding four paperclips and holding the together with a rubber band.
Unfold a paperclip and use in place of expensive florist wire in a bouquet.
Make tiny hangers for doll clothes from paperclips. Get the instructions from Agustina at Love Ay.
Save your sanity when brushing your teeth by holding the tube in place with a strong binder clip.
Explore the surface tension of water with paperclips. Get the instructions from Chelsey at Buggy & Buddy.
Make a stand for your phone with two binder clips.
What are your clever uses for paper clips?