Easily Dry Your Flowers With TikTok’s Brilliant Paperclip Hack

Easily Dry Your Flowers With TikTok's Brilliant Paperclip Hack

Drying flowers can be a challenging task as it requires attaching them securely in place. However, a TikTok user named @zerowastecityliving has shared a simple hack to make the process easier. Instead of struggling with complicated methods, you can use a paperclip to attach your flowers to a hanging line quickly. It is not only effortless but also convenient if you already have paper clips lying around.

This hack is a time-saver and perfect if you need to hang multiple sets of flowers. All you need is some string, your hanging line, and your collection of paper clips. So, how does this hack work? We’ll show you below.

Adjust your paperclip correctly


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Although the process of this hack may seem tricky, you should be fine once you try it a few times. Start by cutting some string and tying your bunches of herbs or flowers together so they’re nice and secure. Then, simply take a paperclip and adjust it slightly, pulling both bottom pointy edges so the sides are roughly pointing at a 45-degree angle. You will use these to hook the paperclip onto the string and loop it around to hang your flowers. Simply slide it onto your hanging line and leave your flowers to dry for several weeks. Not only does this method make the process easier, but it’s also a great way to preserve your favorite flowers.

The reason why this hack works so well is because the paperclip helps to connect the flowers and your hanging line without the need for much intervention on your behalf. However, you need to ensure that you create the correct shape with your paperclip for this to work, otherwise, it will tend to slip off — as the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.