I purchased these to jazz up things in the kitchen, I have used clothes pins to keep my cereal bags closed and fresh, etc. They were always the wooden ones I used for laundry, well, I needed a change, so I bought these. I was attracted to their appearance, as well as the look of their ability to clip tight.... an important factor !! WELL, THEY HAVE IT ALL!! They are so cute, I would even consider them as a gift, of course, I would buy them again !! Thank you ! xo.