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Simple Paper Clip Florals DIY Recycled Crafts

If you're looking for flower craft ideas and want to use office supplies, this is the perfect project. No need to invest in expensive materials to make Simple Paper Clip Florals DIY Recycled Crafts. Instead, dig into your office drawers and grab a few loose paper clips to get started. Flower craft ideas can help you brighten your space any time of year. Even when the weather is cold, you can create your own garden filled with colorful DIY flowers. You can even use these paper clip flowers to decorate other handmade pieces. Best of all, this project takes just minutes to make, so you can start and finish a whole bouquet in one sitting.


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Paper clips
  • Cardboard (cereal box)
  • Scissors
  • Non-stick surface
  • Flat back marbles
  • Optional – ribbon or clear fishing line for hanging or magnets


55 Printable Flower Patterns

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  1. Cut cardboard into circle approximately the size of a quarter.
  2. Place circle onto non-stick surface. Squeeze out puddle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Dip end of paper clip into glue and glue end of clip onto circle. Repeat to glue paper clips all around circle.
  3. Glue second layer of clips offset from first layer.
  4. Glue marble in center. Let dry completely.
  5. If hanging, attach ribbon for hanger. If creating a flower stem, glue skewer to back of flower. If creating a magnet, glue to back of flower. Let glue dry completely.
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I love how this project turns out. Paperclips are one of my favorite office supplies for crafting because they are quite easy to manipulate so kids can work with then too. This flower craft can be incorporated into many other crafts like cards or a picture you can frame.

What a fun and colorful project to make with my kids. The materials are inexpensive and outcome is adorable. They could put these flowers on the walls of their rooms.

Take this one step further and add a magnet to the back and use to tuck in notes or cards, or even add a covered in fabric pencil 'stem' and secure to a weighted little pot for desktop use! Would be a cute gift for office staff or a teacher, and a fun supervised project with school age kids!

I love your ideas and there is so many things you can use this for. You know those hairpins you can attach the paper clip floral to that or even a headband, a belt, a purse or even use a bunch for artwork or even scrapbooking. I think this would be a great gift for anyone. These will make very cute things that are unique. Have you made any yet?

Thanks Weberme! I love your ideas for using this in a headband, belt or purse! I never thought of scapbooking, this would look good on a cover. Haven't made any just yet, but certainly on my radar to do so! Thanks again! )

What a fun and festive way to use up a pile of paper clips that you never use! I love that you made them in various colors. I think it is so neat to use magnets on them too. You could use them to hang pictures from on a refrigerator or file cabinet.

That's a cute idea. Now to do this while the boss isn't looking! LOL. Hmmmm I can see using all different sizes of paper clips and different colors. Maybe even turn one into a pendant or other piece of jewelry.... just add a chain or a pin back.

These would be good to put on the walls and they can hold pictures!



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