Have you ever linked together a bunch of paperclips into a chain?  I used to do it to my mom’s paperclips when I was a kid, and she would growl and mutter in frustration every time she would reach for one and end up pulling out 50 of them.  If you were that kid too (or if your kid is that kid!), here is a project you will enjoy.  Using a plastic-y reusable shopping bag, Megan at Generation T wrapped the chain in colorful, durable, weatherproof pieces, making a unique and cheap way to deck your neck.  In addition to bags, you can also look for cheap tarps or old advertising banners to recycle.  [how to make an upcycled paperclip necklace]

Project estimate:

  • Paperclips, on hand or $1
  • Plastic-y material, on hand or $1 and up
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up