6 Totally Brilliant Safety Pin Hacks Every Girl Needs To Know


Ever since I was a child, I remember playing the ‘Where’s the safety pin?’ game every time my mom had to pin her saree in place. These suckers are so hard to find no matter where you “think” you last saw them.

While every household has a ton of them (never mind that they can never be found when you need ’em), I bet you’ll be shocked if I told you just how many different ways you could use safety pins. And no, not just for pinning up a saree or preventing your button-down shirt from opening up. From mending a pair of flip flops to revamping an old outfit, here are 6 safety pin hacks we bet will change your life.

1. Fix Your Broken Flip Flops

The next time your flip flops give way, and you just want to run to a cobbler, think twice! This quick safety pin hack will save you tons of trouble when you’re stranded in a middle of the street with a broken flip flop.

2. Restring A Hoodie Or Sweatshirt

For the times when we do wear hoodies (those few days in the winter), and for the other times when we wear our PJs, ghaghra cholis, or tie up skirts, but the drawstring seems to be lost in the belt, this is the hack you need. Pull out the string. Now attach a safety pin on one end of the string, and pull it through all the way to the other side.

3. Fix A Broken Zipper

Ever faced a zipper coming right off as you tug on it. Just put a safety pin through the loop and and you have a makeshift zipper!

4. Pick A Lock

No need to blame your sibling or roomie the next time you misplace your set of keys. This safety pin trick is super cool and works like a charm. Just make sure you use it for the right reasons.

5. Make Your Own Jewellery

If fixing things with safety pins is not your idea of fun, you’ll probably love this DIY. Just a few basic items are all yu need to create a ring or even a bracelet out of safety pins.

6. Amp Up A Boring Outfit

You can create cute outfits with safety pins too. Who would’ve known that you can jazz up a top, a pair of jeans or even a blazer with these little shiny pins? Check out this video to learn how.

Kreena Desai

Hauterfly's Content Writer and Video Producer, Kreena is a sucker for all things DIY. In love with nail art, beauty, fashion, textiles, and all things creative under the sun, she follows the mantra: Why buy, when you can DIY?!

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