10 Things You Can Make with Paperclips

A paperclip is not just a paperclip, and the things you can make with paperclips actually end up being pretty useful.
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A paperclip is not just a paperclip. It’s one of the best basic tools in our lives to handle easily multiple types of problems.

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As a marvelous result of the combination of geometry and design; paperclips solve dozens of daily troubles, it’s just based on our imagination.

You’ll directly run into an office supply store to get a bunch of them after you see these brilliant tricks! 

Here are the 10 things you can make with a paperclip.

Paper Clip Motor

paperclip motor
Source: Instructables

If you like the toys which collaborate with engineering, this paperclip motor is the one for you. It's made out of paperclips for the rotor, paperclips for the stands, and a couple of nails for the magnets. It's incredibly easy to make and the design is simple.

If you like to try it as a weekend fun, follow the steps in here.

Keep your food fresh

Source: OneGoodThing

You could keep a plastic bag closed with a paperclip if you don’t have a twist tie.

Paperclips are great for keeping bags of chips, cookies and veggies closed as well.

Fabricate an Elegant Chandelier

paperclip chandelier
Source: Mosaicworks

Have you ever wanted a chandelier for your home (or office) but lacked the thousands of dollars to buy one?  

Well, today you're in luck because I will be showing you how simple it is to make your own for less than $20*, and right from your cubicle!  

Introducing Paperclip Chandelier!

You can check it out here.

A quick tailor

Source: OneGoodThing

Hold up the hem of your pants or skirt in an emergency.

If your hem falls down while you're at the office, reach for the nearest paper clip to temporarily secure it in place.

Mark the end of a roll of tape

Source: Tambunting

Packaging something is already taking a long time, and if you're losing the end of a roll tape and trying to find it for minutes, it's really exhausting.

Keep in mind that you can use a paper clip to mark the end of a roll of tape and save your mental health.

Battery Heater

Source: Instructables

This project uses a 9v battery, battery connector, and a paperclip to make a battery heater.

Here you can find tow to make it in 5 easy steps.

Paperclip iPod / iPhone Dock

paperclip iphone
Source: Instructables

If $50 is just too much for you to pay for a iPhone stand, then this paperclip version might be a better option.

Here, you can learn how to make it with just paper, pencil, leatherman, pliers or anything that will help you make small bends in a paper clip.

Earrings from Paperclips + String

Source: Crafthubs

Using a standard paperclip, unbend at all the angles to create this triangular shape. Once you’ve got the triangular shape, you need to glue the ends together. Use a fast drying epoxy or hot glue.

Racerback bra

paperclip bra
Source: Seventeen

You don't have time to go to shopping and you need an X shape bra for your new dress.

Don't worry, turn your regular bra into a racerback bra with a paperclip. Get the instructions on Buzzfeed.

Fix a broken zipper

Fix a Broken Zipper
Source: Redrovercamping

If your zipper breaks in an unexpected situation, you can just keep calm and temporarily fix it by putting a paper clip in its place after all. 

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