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The Best Pins, Clips, and Magnets

Thumbtacks and pushpins can be both practical and stylish. Pin binder clips to bulletin boards to hold heavy items you remove and replace often (such as calendars). Or press in a magnetized tack for added ease in display: Its dime-size head is large enough to secure metals for simple on-off posting.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Clockwise from top:

1. Binder clips, from $3.50 for 25, staples.com

2. Jumbo gold paper clips, $5 for 100, staples.com

3. Brass number clips, $18 for 12, baum-kuchen.net

4. Brass index clips, $20 for 6, baum-kuchen.net

5. Mini wooden clothing-pin clips, $8.50 for 50, jampaper.com

6. Magnetic tacks, $20 for 3, drygoodsny.com

7. Hematite magnets, $2 for 5, theevolutionstore.com

8. Thumbtacks, in Yellow, $1.25 for 60, homedepot.com

9. Wooden pushpins, in Oak, $3 for 20, containerstore.com

10. Map tacks, in Red, $9 for 25, kioskkiosk.com

11. Thumbtacks, in Brass, $1.50 for 60, homedepot.com

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