Make Your Own Paperclips

Make Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtIf you’re not one for knitting or crocheting but need an easy project that you can pick up and put down at any time – look no further! These sweet little paperclips can easily be made by the dozen while sitting and binge watching your favorite show, as a craft to take along while traveling, or just as a relaxing crafternoon activity. Having these sweet gold babies hanging around on your desk is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! And you can make a little set for each of your friends!Make Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
16 gauge wire
Wire cutters/Pliers

How to make it:
-Cut an 8-10″ piece of wire.
-Use pliers to bend in desired shape.
(**-I used small bottles of lotion and lipstick to help make the round shapes and a ruler to measure the sides of the rectangles and triangles to make them even.)
-Once you get the shape you want, trim ends.
-You may have to play around with the wire a bit to get the shape to lay flat, which will allow it to securely hold paper.

This project is mostly a lot of trial and error – so just play around!
Make Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtMake Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtMake Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtMake Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtMake Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtMake Your Own Paperclips @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

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  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:35 pm

    Maria da Conceição Miranda - Adorable! Beautiful! I love them all. Love MariaReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:04 pm

    Natalie - This is such a lovely little DIY, a really nice way to add something special to a planner or notebook rather than just a plain paperclip

    – Natalie

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    Ivory - What a cute lovely idea. Thank you! I love thisReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:10 am

    Spanish to english - Thank you, the paperclips is really wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:07 am

    Indya | TheSmallAdventurer - These are so cute and unique! I’ve also seen floating around the internet a little tutorial on how to bend normal paperclips into the shape of mini coat hangers and they’re so cute!

    I never use paper clips, but I still love them. I need to somehow incorporate them into my planning and journaling!