Bread Clips (10 New Uses)

There are so many bits and pieces which we throw away on a daily basis and some of them can be put to good use! Take the lowly bread clip, for example, who would have thought that there could be so many alternative uses for a little bit of plastic? Here are my 10 favourites:

1. Decorate plain white clips with ribbon or fabric and use to tie close cellophane wrapping on presents.

bread clips + fabric tapes.....use with gift bags

2. Label your cables with clips so you never unplug the wrong thing again, genius!

Cord labels.  When you are crawling under a desk, all the power cords look the same. To save yourself some trouble when searching for the one you want to unplug, make labels from leftover bread-bag clips. Just write the name of each device on the unprinted side of a clip with a permanent marker, and attach the clip to the proper cord.

3. Attach a clip to the end of a roll of tape so you can always find it. How many hours have I wasted looking for the end? (Many!)



4. To prevent accidents when knitting, secure the end of your yarn with a clip.

Secure Yarn Tails with a Bread Clip - what a simple idea! Brilliant!

5. I’ve lost count of the number of flip flops I’ve thrown away (and it always seems to be when you are out and about on holiday!) Keep a couple of clips in your purse for instant repairs.

Don't throw away broken flip flops!!! I saw this idea on Pinterest and put it to the test... I realize my flip flops are about ten years old and probably SHOULD be tossed just for that alone, but I like them and wanted to save them... so I did!!! Just use a bread bag clip!!! =D

6. Another time waster is untangling ear phones, it takes ages! (Added to the hours spent untangling the kids ones too!) Simply wrap around a clip and secure.

Trash Hacker: Plastic Bread Clip to Earbud Tamer « Trash Backwards

7. For the ambitious among you, why not try making something? This lamp is fantastic!

Bread Clip Lamp - Will Krause  This lamp was made for a “found object” lamp project.

8. Prettily decorated clips are a neat way to store cotton/yarn.

Best use of bread clips ever!

9. Label your spare keys with a clip.

Bread Clip = Key label  plus other tips

10. Use clips as a way to easily identify bottles of sauce in the fridge.

Use your bread clips to label your sauces!

And finally….. for the very creative, take a look at this amazing wedding dress, made out of …. bread clips! Fab!

bread wrapper clips!!


Can you add any of your own ideas for reusing clips?


My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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