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Paper Clip Jewelry (Fun Summer Break Craft)

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If you’re looking for an easy craft to add to your summer to-do list, check out this super cute and fun to make DIY jewelry using paper clips and craft tape. It’s simple enough for kids and I guarantee you’ll want to join in too! Get creative with different colored and patterned tape found in most craft stores.

DIY Paper Clip Jewelry

For this Craft You’ll Need:

  • Paper Clips
  • Washi Tape or Duct Tape (pictured tape is from Target’s craft section)
  • Optional Beads or Small Pendants

How to make paper clip jewelry Hip2Save
Directions: Plan out how long you want your bracelet or necklace to be and hook paper clips together. Tear off an inch or so of tape and wrap it around the middle of each paper clip. Press down to seal tape with your finger at the edges so it won’t unravel. That’s it – easy peasy!
Paper Clip Necklace Hip2Save
If you want more of a challenge, try creating the double necklace pictured above – made with hanging paper clips and beads at the end. To make this necklace, create two strands of 24 paper clips each (or enough to fit over your head) and attach the ends to the top of one vertical paper clip. Then to the bottom of that same paper clip, attach five strands of two paper clips each. Before taping, attach five beads from the craft store to each end.

My kids and I loved both this craft! If you’re working with boys, you can definitely include more masculine colors! This is a great craft for summer camps, scouts, or simply an afternoon at home. This idea was inspired by the photos from How About Orange.


Lina (lina@hip2save.com) is an amazing content creator at Hip2Save! She loves cookingthrift store shopping, and DIY projects.


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  1. JA

    Can’t wait to show my daughter, she is going to love this! I have some colored paper clips I got from Staples that will be perfect for these!

  2. Roz

    I will be visiting my grandkids this summer and this is a definite fantastic idea to do with them. They are ages 4 to 8 and will love this activity.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes perfect! Have fun Roz.

  3. Deb

    So clever and easy! Thanks for sharing this craft idea.

  4. Shauna

    Thanks for sharing . This is a fun and simple craft. My boys would probably even get in on this.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes my son likes making them!

  5. Lisa

    I grew up in the 80’s, we wore the colored paperclips as earrings, necklaces etc. We just attached them to each other and off we went. My daughter will love this new twist. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for reading and have fun!

  6. Mary

    I used to make this jewelry at arts & crafts camp when I was kid–about 40 years ago!!! 🙂 We wrapped the paper clips in contact paper. So cute!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh good idea on the contact paper!

  7. Melissa

    Awesome idea Lina!! Thanks!! Will do this summer with kids. 🙂

  8. Ashley

    Lina I was reading over your black bean brownie recipe last night and wondered if you ever tried to make a blondie version? My kids loves the chocolate chip fiber one bars and I like them eating them because it helps their little bellies out but they have yucky ingredients, are VERY expensive and we have a hard time finding them in stores. I have been wanting to make a homemade version for a while but never stumbled across a recipe…. CAN YOU HELP?!?!?!

    • mel

      I found a recipe, but it calls for chickpeas (or white beans) If you want them to have more fiber, what I’ve been doing is adding a tsp or 2 of Benefiber to pretty much anything I cook/bake, as well as their morning chocolate milk. It doesn’t change the flavor, gives an extra boost!

      • Katrina

        Thanks for this tip! My sweet girl needs more fiber. Poor kid has had more enemas than any person should have to have :/

  9. Brittnee

    So creative! My daughter is only 18 months but I’ll have to pin this for the future.

  10. Anita Myers

    we use to use contact paper…it works really well

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