Here's what I do for altered paper clips. First decide what you want to use. I have used flowers, ribbon, punchies, biggie brads, stickers, cork, buttons! I'm probably forgetting something. If I use stickers or punches I will take 2 and glue the paperclip in between the 2. I have used flowers where I will poke a brad in the center of the flower and hold the paperclip with the brad. I have tied lots of ribbon to the end of the clip. The ideas are endless.