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By Tara Donne
Updated February 03, 2009
Tara Donne

Original Purpose: Organizing your papers.
Aha! Use: Letting guests locate their tables in a creative way. Clip a miniature clothespin to the bottom of each paper to create the base for a rustic escort card display.
Reward: Pinning down your table assignment.