Nov 2, 2011

I'm Thinking about a Carpet of...Paperclips???

 Stuck for decent carpet runner for your stairs?
How about a runner made entirely from paperclips?
 Made by Netherlands team We Make Carpets,
who might otherwise use pasta or pegs
for their creations,
this temporary runner is quite gorgeous.
From a humble little paperclip, 
to a work of art! 


  1. Homework Procrastination to be sure. Very clever!

  2. work of art is the right word indeed...I'm speechless, this is so, so clever
    Claudia xo

  3. Y0u mean all those lessons when I was just playing with paper clips absent mindedly, I should have been doing this instead? 

  4. Anyaadores2/11/11 6:33 PM

    I think it looks absolutely amazing - however not perhaps the most comfortable when walking barefoot (I always do) But art it sure is.


    PS: LOVED all the hats from the Melbourne Cup - beautiful:)

  5. Hattatt Janeandlance2/11/11 7:14 PM

    Hello Virginia:
    Now this is something totally original. A carpet of elastic bands, maybe, but paper clips....?!!

  6. Hello Anya. Oh, well I guess not. But then some of their other "carpets" are made from clothes pegs and macaroni pasta tubes, so I guess they would be even less comfy in bare feet! Vxx

  7. Hi Jane + Lance. I think a carpet of elastic bands would be amazing - if the carpet layers cut it too short, they could just s t r e t c h it out to fit! Vxx

  8. Wow, that is quite beautiful, well that's given me something to do at the weekend.

  9. Joy at Joyfulthings3/11/11 2:38 AM

    I've made many things from paper clips but carpet stair runner was not one of them - very intriguing and much more labor intensive than paper clip bracelets!   Look here  Some are lame (like what I would do) but some are pretty intensive - like the chandelier or the fishing pole jewelry.  Some people are so clever and talented.

  10. This is completely gorgeous - I would love to see this as a wall hanging!

  11. Georgica Pond3/11/11 7:26 PM

    And there I was struggling for budget friendly ideas for my stair runner! 

  12. Alexis Hunter4/11/11 9:26 AM

    Wow, who would have thought a humble paperclip (multiplied) could look so good! Amazing find Virginia! I'll tell the other half to get creative and we can save some pennies on our renovations!!! : )

  13. Oh, I am in hysterics imaging you sitting in the elegant opera, with a lap full of paperclips, busily weaving them all together as the arias soar! Vxx

  14. Ooh...sounds intriguing...will go and check it out Joy. Vxx

  15. Well that would certainly be a more comfortable use for it! (Thinking of all those poor little bare feet on stairs.) And probably more how they envisaged its final resting place, too, I suspect. Vxx

  16. Oh Mel I am so glad you found this post, because I was thinking of you when I wrote it. So it just goes to prove the old adage, there is always more than one way to skin a cat. (Although my 12 year old objects to this saying and tells me off if he hears me utter it. Shhh - don't tell him I said it....) Vxx

  17. It'll keep you busy during the long cold winter months then, Alexis? I got a chuckle out of your comment!  Vxx

  18. I like the idea and agree with Alexis. We can save some penny for Christmas.
    Atlanta Carpet Cleaning professional


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