Have you ever noticed that sometimes the most practical things in your house that you use almost daily and probably don’t even think about often can actually be some of the best tools when it comes to crafting, creativity, and DIY? Those are some of our very favourite things to make because it’s like discovering a whole new purpose to a simple tool that you thought you knew everything about already! What’s our latest obsession like this, you ask? The answer is safety pins!
Check out these 12 awesome (and surprisingly simple) safety pin DIY projects that will keep you busy and entertained for hours on end. Just try not to prick the ends of your own fingers while you’re at it!
1. DIY safety pin bangle
Creating a cute safety pin bangle like this one from
2. Safety pin bib necklace
Do you love the idea of making yourself some stylish safety pin jewelry but you’ve never really been one for bracelets or bangles? Then check out this more delicate looking bib necklace instead! We love the way
3. Nail polished safety pins
If you ask us, making something awesome out of safety pins really is as simple as linking more than one pin together so some of them hang down from a base pin. We’ve loved wearing these little contraptions as brooches on denim jackets and the like since we were young.
4. Multi-sized safety pin and chain necklace
Are you a big fan of the dangling pin idea we talked about above but you’d rather make something that’s a little more of a statement piece rather than just putting together a simple brooch? Then check out how
5. Safety pin and sequin necklace
Did you know that beads aren’t the only thing you can string along your safety pins when you’re making jewelry? Sequins work very well too, and they even add a little more sparkle and shine to your project! We’re huge fans of this simple two-tiered pin and chain bracelet from
6. Woven safety pin ring
Jewelry chain isn’t the only thing you can combine safety pins with in order to make yourself adorable accessories! Chains and pins tend to have a very metallic look that’s a little edgier, but you can soften things up by doing a bit of weaving instead. We love
7. Boho chic safety pin jacket pins
Have you been sitting here this whole time with your mind racing, full of ideas for other things you could loop or string onto a safety pin to create a really cool aesthetic? Then you and
8. Beaded safety pin earrings
Did you know that safety pins can be very easily transformed into a stunning set of earrings in just a few super simple steps? We don’t really recommend actually putting the pins themselves through your ear piercings, as the metal they’re made from isn’t the most skin friendly, but
9. Bead, safety pin, and ribbon bracelet
Are you so intrigued by the concept of weaving between safety pins that you’ve actually been scrolling this list hoping to find a project that lets that technique stand out a little more? Then this ribbon and pin bracelet might be exactly what you need to see!
10. Patterned bead safety pin bib necklace
Do you love the idea of beading your safety pins in a bib necklace style so the colours of the beads stand out wonderfully but you’d rather not just work with one colour or create a randomize mashup of shades? Then consider following in
11. Pearls and angled pins choker
So at we’ve shown you mostly safety pin bracelets that actually use the pins themselves as part of the process of constructing the actual bracelet, but what if you actually just like the way the pins look and would rather feature them as an embellishment? Then you must take a look at this awesomely edgy yet classy angled pin and pearl bracelet from
12. Safety pin cut out top
Cut out shapes aren’t the only way you can use safety pins in t-shirts for some amped up, edgy style! This feature on
Have you made other safety pin DIY projects that you’re very proud of but that you don’t see on our list? Tell us all about how you did them in the comments section or link us to pictures of your work!