Binder Clip Stand Up "Recipe Holder" & Other Uses

Marcia McCance


I always have a supply of medium binder clips around because I use them to hold my wide neck laundry on hangers and to close up plastic bags in the freezer. And now two of them make a perfect recipe card holder.

I've also included some other uses that I found on the internet and wanted to remember.


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1 box
medium binder clips (any brand)


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1Clothes hanger clip -- thickness of the hanger does not matter -- the clip will fit them all whether they are fat or thin

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2Freezer Bag Clip -- and they are never bothered by the cold. Works every time and over and over with no breakage at all. When the bag is empty I place the clip on the edge of the dish drainer so I don't lose track of them for the next time.

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3Wire Holder/Organizer -- not only does it organize tiny wires (like ear buds or USB cords) but you can also hang it on a tack to keep it in its place

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4Sock holder -- nobody buys clothes pins anymore so binder clips take over the small jobs they used to do

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5Can be used as an additional clamp when gluing papers together

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6Place Card Holder -- decorated to match your theme of course!

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7Emergency Skirt Repairs -- can actually be worn on the body in a pinch, so to speak, LOL -- until you can get things fixed permanently

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8Book Marks

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9Tooth Paste Tidy's

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10Wrapping Paper and Ribbon organizers

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11Phone Dock -- Clip both ends of a business card and stand it up -- then slip in the slim phone and you are good to go hands free

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12Emergency cuff links -- must use small ones for this, medium's are too big

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13Pen or pencil "roll guard" -- light weight, too

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #card, #holder, #binder, #clips