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Magnetic Paper Clip Holder

By: Tanner Bell and Courtney Chambers from
Updated March 27, 2019

Magnetic Paper Clip HolderPaper clips can get tangled with each other and it can be difficult to separate them if they are not stored properly. We have a brilliant storage solution for you with this awesome Magnetic Paper Clip Holder. It may look like we're about to say "just go find a magnetic rock," but we're really saying "paint rocks with magnetic paint."  Or, paint anything with magnetic paint! This DIY magnet is completely customizable, because you really can paint anything and turn it into your amazing new paper clip holder. As back to school crafts go, this one is easy peasy.



  • 3 paperweights
  • Magnetic paint
  • Acrylic paint (color of your choice)
  • Paint brush
  • E6000 glue

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1. Mix your magnetic paint well, then paint all three paperweights with it. Allow plenty of time for paperweights to dry.

Magnetic Paper Clip Holder Step 1

2. Use a coat or two of your acrylic paint to cover your paperweights. Set them aside to try.

Magnetic Paper Clip Holder Step 2

3. Glue your paperweigths on top of one another. You can place your paperweight asymmetrically for added visual interest.

Magnetic Paper Clip Holder Step 3

4. Slap your paper clips all over the paperweights, where they will stay in place until you need to use them.

Magnetic Paper Clip Holder Step 4

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