Who Took All the Paperclips?: Fun Things to Do with Office Supplies When the Boss Isn't Looking

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Running Press Book Publishers, 2008 - Humor - 135 pages
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In the world of corporate America, where most peons rub shoulders (and much more!) in cubicle farms, one author asks, "Where can we cubicle drones and bored office workers turn for inspiration?”

Aside from water cooler gossip, break room donuts, and motivational posters, there hasn’t been much about the typical office job to inspire anything except corporate drudgery . . . until now! Who Took All the Paperclips? is the perfect solution to transform disgruntled employee behavior into ultimate creativity. Turn packing tape and labels into your own sticker factory! Make a piñata from Post-it Notes and a tissue box!

Who Took All the Paperclips? provides busy worker bees with a fully illustrated and uniquely resourceful step-by-step guide to making clever retro-chic crafts out of the most basic office supplies. Break free from the monotony with projects like these:

* Mirrored mosaic computer monitor frame made out of reclaimed CDs
* Papier-maché created from toilet seat covers
* Greenhouse made with overhead transparencies and coffee stirrers
* Harmonious Zen garden created from coffee grounds
* Voodoo Boss doll formed from a mouse pad
* And much more!

MATCHSTICK INCENSE
When nature calls and the office doesn’t need to know!
Materials:
Glue stick
Matchbook
Tea bag (preferably herbal tea)
1. Open a matchbook cover and glue the facing match heads with a glue stick.
2. Open the tea bag (hopefully your office has the budget for herbal teas) and spread fine grains of tea on your desk.
3. Dip the glued matchsticks in the tea leaves. Let dry.
4. Strike a match on the non-incense side, blow it out, and enjoy your moment of Zen.

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About the author (2008)

Rachel Rifat, author, graphic artist, and businesswoman, was born in Toronto, and raised in San Diego, California. She has appeared in magazines from People to the Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur. She's been on Nickelodeon's Figure it Out and MSNBC's Business Watch. In 1999 she was named the Los Angeles Businesswoman of the Year, for her fortune-cookies-for-dogs business. She lives in Hollywood, California.

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