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BINDER CLIP HACKS IN A PINCH

As a real estate agent, I have picked up a few tricks from stagers and photographers. In addition to last-minute fixes, these binder clip tips work year-round for quick fixes when you are in a pinch.

BINDER CLIPS IN MY TOOLBOX

 I didn’t plan on paper binder clips to get me out of a few jams, but office binder clips work great in a decor hack pinch. The binder clips have the strength that fights gravity and prying hands. 

IBinder clips are inexpensive and small enough to hide in plain sight to the untrained eye. We all likely have more clips around as we no longer print documents thanks to cloud storage. 

FABRIC + WINDOW TREATMENTS

I love to use paper binder clips for fabric-related projects. They are a quick way to hem, tuck, fold or straighten window treatments.

HOLIDAY DECOR

Binder clips proved to be a huge help during the holidays when I wanted to keep the garland in place on the mantel and tables. It’s so subtle no one ever noticed it and the garland never slipped off the sofa table. They work well with wreaths and arrangments when glue is not enough to keep it all together.

FLORALS 

Binder clips work great in floral arrangements too. Do you have stems the same length, but want a variety of heights in an arrangement? I used paper clips to adjust these cotton stems and wood branches. 

LIGHTWEIGHT ARTWORK OR PHOTOS

If you have lightweight objects to hang just add a binder clip to a nail or hook. Then pinch the clip open to hang a lightweight wreath or print. This works great for kids’ artwork too!

REPURPOSED WREATH FROM PACKING PAPER

 

Never underestimate the strength of binder clips. How have you used binder clip hacks in your decor? binder-clip-hacks-everyday-edits-blog

Binder clips work on crafts too! I love the tight grip they provide to secure fabric.

Binder Clip Uses and Ideas in a Pinch

Here are a few other binder and paper clip hacks I found at Tree Hugger. Please leave a comment with your ideas for binder clips!

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10 Comments

  1. Saw this on the Homestead Hop. Thanks for sharing! I am a very new blogger and have a decorating and staging company so these ideas will come in handy.

  2. Tricia Becker says:

    Thanks for sharing! Great ideas! I like to dress mine up with washi tape!

  3. Nice to find another Colorado blogger! I’ve used binder clips to hold orchid stems up when they bloom and also my drooping peonies to posts outside.

    1. Great idea Carol! thank you! We need to talk live! xo laura

  4. I’ve found unique ways to use binder clips and really appreciate that they can be in so many ways.
    I had a blog site for quite a while. I never did ads but honestly, I understand the work involved with posting and such. You must decide what works best for you. I will follow you no matter what. 😊❤️
    Karen B.

    1. Karen, that is the sweetest comment! Thank you! Give Bentley a hug! xo laura

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