Got Clips?

Well, if you don’t have a supply of clips, I certainly do!  I have come into possession (trying to be vague here) of probably 100 stationery clips.  I thought they would be useful for attaching photo labels at the upcoming Fall sale.  Since Rise has been able to find some classy card holders for us to use, I have plenty of clips to share with everyone who can use them.  You can see by the photo below how the clips could be used to seal a bag of garden fertilizer (remember my recent blog about fertilizer lumps?).  They could also be used to attach plants to a structure—the clip would not have to pinch the plant.  I am currently using clips to attach shade cloth to wire lines.  Heck, you could use a clip to secure outgoing mail to your mailbox.  Although these clips have a touch of rust on them, they have all been through the dishwasher, so they are clean enough to use in the kitchen to seal food bags.  Right now, next to me, is a cupboard where I keep a huge bag of oatmeal that I get from Costco—sealed with a clip.

So, what I would like you to do in the next few days, is consider how you could use these clips.  Then, when you grab and handful, let me know what you have come up with, and I can add an addendum to this blog.  Help me out here—my editor says clips are boring.

Stan, The Blog Man

How many ways can you use stationery clips in your garden?

Stationery Clips repurposed to keep fertilizer from clumping
Stationery Clips repurposed to keep fertilizer from clumping

How many ways can you use stationery clips in your garden?