diy idea: heart-shaped paper clips

i love projects that make me smile and think “why didn’t i think of that?”. this fun heart-shaped paper clip project from jessica jones at how about orange is so easy it’s almost impossible to resist making a few of these at your desk right now. all you need is a paperclip and your fingers- because you’re just a few bends away from a heart-shaped way to keep your sweetie’s papers together. if i had children i would definitely use this to pin a sweet valentine’s day note to their lunches. click here for more info on jessica’s site. [thanks, jessica!]

  1. Awww! So sweet! :) And pink too!

  2. elisabetha says:

    this is so cute and simple and perfect! i think i’ll be making a dozen for my sweetie. thank you!!

  3. Chaucee says:

    Love this! How cute :)

  4. ojin says:

    this is so cute! i wish i have pink paperclips tho…

  5. visualingual says:

    Amazing; why did this never occur to me?!?

  6. Noelia says:

    Oh! I know what i`ll be doing now when i get bored at work!!!

  7. Shannon says:

    Awesome! I am at work and had to immediately make one! :)

  8. Bess says:

    I love this idea! I’ve just turned all my paperclips into hearts! They make all my piles of paper look so pretty :)

  9. brandi says:

    What an adorable idea…I definitely need some inexpensive ideas to spiff up valentine’s day this year!

  10. Kristan says:

    How cute and simple! You’re a genius!

  11. kris says:

    wow, i made these in high school! totally forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me :)

  12. Sveatoslav says:

    Super. Very mmmm. Thanks for idea.

  13. Str187 says:

    do we really need this =) ?

  14. Lindsay H says:

    love this….just turned all my paper clips at my desk into hearts! ha.

  15. Suzanne says:

    very cool! These are a little loose–I find it helps if you squeeze them in a big binder clip for a while.

  16. Grace, thanks for posting this!

  17. aly says:

    this is too cute! thanks :-)

  18. Dorela says:

    simple and beauty!

  19. Sue Y. says:

    i cannot wait to make everyone smile at the office tomorrow with these! thnx

  20. trupeach says:

    this is wonderful! and, i love that sweet note.

  21. Sonia says:

    i used this idea for a little project :D thanks a lot! gives the special touch! =D

    pd. my mom loves this clips its her new fascination =D

  22. Marieke says:

    Yet another simple but wonderful idea!

  23. Johnson Koh says:

    These are interesting :D

  24. Lilly says:

    Ok, I have tried making these and I can’t. I can’t bend a paperclip into a heart shape!!!! :( They look so cute too!

  25. Angela says:

    That idea is so amazing! I’ve made far to many of those. Plus, I’ve made a crochet version with a photo tutorial here:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  26. Linda says:

    This is such a cute idea. The girls are gonna love it!

  27. Nastia says:

    this is the easiest DIY i ever found. i’m not really good with complicated ones.. hehe, and this is super cute!!

  28. Wow! You are smart! Thanks for sharing!

  29. GINA says:

    Thank you.

  30. yati davies says:

    aaaaawwwww… reminds me of my time in secondary school when we did such things. little lost pleasures…

  31. Simons says:

    Very clever!

  32. sssourabh says:

    Addictive! And with a deserving mention on a collective heart-y post. :)

  33. office girl says:

    not very clear instruction i tried to make some and its not working

  34. Vania Brasil says:

    Instruction looks very simple, I’ll tray to find color clips around here – not only for Valentines!

  35. candida nichols says:

    great idea Thank you :-)

  36. Sophie says:

    Just wanted to say thanks

  37. Arianna says:

    This is adorable. Now I have my box of paper clips the family shares, and I’m making them all into hearts. 😂 My life is so sad. Clever idea though, and you’ve cured my boredom.


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