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How to make a hook for "hanging ceilings" with paper clips

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If you have a "floating ceiling" and you want to hang things from the bars and dont want to pay for the hooks, you can always use a box of paperclips to do the trick.

All you need is a paperclip and about five minutes.

Step 1: The hook for on the support

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First thing is to take the paperclip as shown in the photo. 

Note: Notice the orientation of the paperclip

Bend the short piece of the paperclip down 90 degrees.

then bend the longer piece up 90 degrees

Step 2: The hook you can hang things from

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Bend the short piece approx. 1/2 inch down. 

Tip: On the side that ends bend at the middle

Next just bend the end piece down 45 degrees and over towards the rest of the paperclip.

Step 3: Installation

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Put the longer piece against and over the upwards part of the T rod.

The hook should now be under the support .

Lower the tile back in place and you are finished!

Step 4: Hang your things :)

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I used these to hang Christmas lights :)
 
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scoochmaroo2 years ago
Very nice!