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One of the things still on my "to do list" for getting my room ready is deciding how to attach the book labels to my book baskets. I am using the small crates found at Wal Mart for my book baskets. Several of you have mentioned "chicken rings" as a way of attaching the labels. Where do you buy these and is there another name that these handy items may be called??? Thanks for your help!!


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The direct link didn't work for some reason so go here:

http://www.crystalspringsbooks.com/

and type in chicken rings in the search box.
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would shower curtain rings work? I've never heard of chicken rings, but it seems like shower curtain rings would accomplish the same thing, but maybe be cheaper. Also, W-M has key rings in their craft section...that would definitely work.
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zip ties would work also. They are in the automotive section at stores.
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chicken rings and found the site www.chickenrings.com .They were $13.00 for 150 assorted sizes of rings. Don't know if that is better than Crystal Springs or not.


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When I first saw this thread I thought it was about cafeteria food! We have "chicken rings" at least once a month at our school!
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Zip ties are so much cheaper than chicken rings! At W-M they have like 1,000 of them for like 8-10 bucks. I use zip ties for all sorts of things around the house. They are very handy!
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I used the loose-leaf rings (the hinged metal things) in the small size to attach my labels. They were free in our supply room :-)
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I'm with ecsmom...I thought you were talking about school cafeteria food!

I have never heard the term "chicken rings". I've always called them "book rings".
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just using twist ties? (We usually have lots left over from our garbage sacks).
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Reading this made me think of another way I use metal keyrings. Coats and jackets usually have a tag loop near the neck. Pull the keyring apart and put the tag through it like you would keys. This makes a great hanger for coats/jackets that won't slip off the coat hooks. Without these, my kids coats were always on the floor. One of my kids' dads thought of this several years ago.
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Thanks for all of your great suggestions and the big laugh I shared with those of you who initially thought this post was about food!!
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My Dollar Tree has the zip ties. I just bought some today. There are 100 of them in the package for $1. There are two different sizes in the package and various colors.

I went to a workshop once and the lady doing it was using chicken rings and she said you could buy a lot of them for cheap at places like Rural King or Farm and Home Supply. I have never tried though.
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