How To: Make Your Own DIY Custom-Shaped Paperclips!

created at: 01/26/2012

It’s office month, as you know, and what’s more office-y than paperclips??  (A stapler, probably…) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn’t it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS reports*?   


Chelsea from Lovely Indeed walks us through all the steps to start creating your own paperclips in any crazy shape your heart desires (think custom letters or initials for the gift recipient, hearts for Valentine’s Day, mustaches for people who are still into that).   Continue Reading

Pretty Pretty Paperclips!

I like having painty, mod-pogded hands with chipped fingernails and saw wielding calluses, they make me feel all curbly-ish and like I’ve been DOING stuff.  But girly? Not so much. BUT I reckon a pretty paper clip rose ring would make even my paws look dainty. 

created at: 2009-07-07

This slice of gorgeous was whipped up by Kerri of Cute Little Disaster, and all you need to make your own is:

  • six large red paperclips
  • one large green paper clip
  • and a pair of pliers.
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Have you heard? A fellow Curblier was recently ENGAGED!!!

I’m not telling who, but let’s just say he is one of my friends. So, in the spirit of things, I’ve decided to keep a look out for ideas which might be of interest to those preparing to walk down the aisle. First up are these absolutely sweet heart-shaped paper clips from the Spoon Sisters. They could be cute in wedding invitations to keep all those important slips of paper–including RSVPs, maps and where-we’re-registered info sheets–neat and tidy. Continue Reading

How to Make a Paper Clip Lampshade

This is a simple and effective way to tart-up an inexpensive paper lampshade using office supplies.

The Materials

Paper lampshade

Decorative paper clips (I found these circle paper clips at Target; 50 for $2.99.)

Small paper punch (Or anything pointy will do.)

The Process

Mark shade with pencil at uniform intervals. I spaced my markings 1 inch apart.

Punch holes at markings.

Slip paper clips into holes.

For another office supply alternative, how about using key tags with metal rings instead of paper clips?  Continue Reading