Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Etceteras: paper clips

Embellished paper clips may be leaning toward the “over the top” category but I think they’re fun. I’ve been thinking about ways to jazz up a paper clip and wanted to do something a little different.

I decided to peruse the aisles of the local hardware store. Not the big depot hardware store but the little local one that still sells nails by the pound in bins.

Success. I left with my finds. A packet of #10 plated flat washers and little cork pads. I’m not sure what the washers are used for – some kind of building thing. The cork pads are used for protecting a tabletop from vases, lamps etc. Who knew?

Embellished paperclips - over-the-top fun!


  1. Very cool! Love it, Carolyn!

  2. So awesome! I can't wait to stamp some washers so that I can organize my papers... someday. I'll at least have cute paperclips in the meantime. :) Did you just use glue to attach the washers to the paperclip?

  3. Thanks for your comments. I really like how these turned out too! I used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue for both the washers and cork pads. I've clipped and reclipped them and the glue is holding up.
    Happy Clipping - Carolyn

  4. How did you attach the washers and cork pads to the paper clips - Hot glue? Super glue?

    This is a totally sweet idea, and you could really do just about anything with it! It might also be cute to attach colorful buttons, those scrapbooking things, etc.


  5. Hi Angelica,
    I used Aleene's Tacky Glue. I love that stuff. I agree, buttons and any little crafting supplies would be really cute on the clips. Thanks for visiting.


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