101 uses for clothes pegs

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101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257117 seasidegirl
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:45 am

This might be a bit optimistic but you never know.

1. Using clothes pegs to fix anti bird netting to wires. Saves time on tying and also you can easily unpeg to get your hand in to pick the fruit.

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Post: #257145 Green Aura
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:23 am

2. I've just hung out my washing with some :iconbiggrin: :wink:
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Post: #257156 JuzaMum
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:11 am

3. Place on nose whilst changing nappy!

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Post: #257158 Dr.Syn
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:29 am

Clip on plant support as label

As a large paper clip to keep papers together

Keep plastic bags closed in fridge (Freezer?)
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Post: #257180 indy
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:53 am

I use them to peg herbs that are drying on a line
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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257278 Thomzo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:02 pm

8. I use them to peg plastic over a wire frame to improvise a cloche or cold frame in the garden.
9. The dolly type ones can be made into well, erm, dolls.
10. Use them to keep dust sheets in place over furniture when decorating.
11. Hanging up Christmas and birthday cards.

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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257289 seasidegirl
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:09 pm

More than I thought already :icon_smile:

12. Making camps for kids to play in. A bit like their intended purpose but good enough for this list.

13. Pegging welly boots into pairs in an intensive welly boot situation like a school or winter play visit.

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Post: #257373 the.fee.fairy
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:23 am

14. hold the tops of packets closed - I use metal paper peg thingys for it so that they can go in the freezer afterwards too. Might not want to use plastic ones in the freezer - it'll turn them brittle.

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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257449 Rosendula
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:48 am

15. Curtain "tie"-backs. I made my own kitchen curtains and never got round to making tie-backs, so I peg them :mrgreen:

16. Closing cereal bags. My son's the only one who eats cereals, and that's only a couple of times a week. I got fed up of throwing away half a box of limp cornflakes because he wouldn't fold the top of the bag over in the box, so I put a peg on it. He does actually replace the peg :shock:

17. stop spiders getting in your gardening gloves. Fold the top of your gloves over and stick a peg on it.
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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257450 Rosendula
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:51 am

18. Make boring office jobs more interesting. I used to work in an office where someone took a clothes peg in and carefully pegged it on someone's clothes without them noticing. When the victim did eventually find it, they pegged it on someone else.
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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257483 matowakan
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:44 pm

Whilst I am crafting I use them as tiny clamps for delicate things - trouble is I never have enough for the washing so have to go on a hunt through the craft boxes! :icon_smile:

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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257485 fifi folle
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:49 pm

Keeping baby hats and mittens together, put an elastic band through the peg and you can hang them up too.

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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #257719 battybird
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:39 pm

21. Closing the top of tetra packs (milk, juice)
22. holding bills together (need to be HUGE & strong in my house!)
23.Holding a teatowel in place by clipping to the shoulders instead of a bib. My Father-in-law has parkinsons and this is mum-in-laws answer to food spillage. We have now persuaded her that an apron is more dignified! :oops:
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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #258913 seasidegirl
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:58 am

24. When the zip has gone on your gardening anorak and it's pouring with rain peg the front together. It worked for me yesterday :lol: I did consider putting a picture up on flickr but there is a limit to how barking you want to look online.

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Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Post: #258934 greenorelse
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:56 am

25. They're nicely scruffy in the office when you don't want to use bulldog clips or paper clips.
26. We've always lots of packs of seeds, half used and pegged together in families.
27. You can clip one or two onto fiddle or banjo bridges - they make brilliant mutes for practising quietly, far better than the commercial ones.
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