Have you been following along with this experimental series so far? I call it My Winter Games, in which I find ways to repurpose 247 of these ugly, wierd, non-recyclable packing clips for skis:
These doohickies were headed for the landfill, until I agreed to take them for my crafty plan. (Click here to read about how I got them.) Today debuts the 4th project in the series, and I am pretty delighted with it.
Hooks! Hooks! Who doesn't need hooks? I cut apart the ski clips and drilled holes for screws.
I made four pretty hanger boards (one for scarves, three for necklaces), using these wrapped-canvas pictures from the Dollar Store:
After the scarf and necklace hangers, I used a Dollar Store cork board to fabricate this neat little hookified office station:
I thought I was done. But then! My husband was so impressed with my industrial-strength hooks, he made himself a giant pile of them! Now they are attached all around his workshop, in a plethora of interesting uses. I like this sideways one in particular:
Between us, husband and I used up 34 clips. Thirty four, whoooohoo!!! Definitely one of the the most useful ways to repurpose my doohickies. In fact, if I have any left over at the end of the games, I will just make more hooks and save them for all my future hanging needs.
Total used so far: 96
Round Five will be quite different from anything else, a weird and wonderful bit of serendipity. Thanks for coming along on the ride with me, everyone! (Pretty soon I'll be asking for your suggestions for projects. You guys and your fertile brains - I know we'll put together a brilliant list of ideas.)
In case you missed any: