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Safety pin DIYs of the fashion variety often have a retro punk rock feel to them. (Think: Just about any old photo of the Sex Pistols.) I’m all for being edgy with fashion, but when it comes to DIYs for the home, I think pretty is the way to go. My Pinterest sleuthing leads me to believe that you can do lots of pretty things with safety pins. Okay, at least 5 pretty things. Take a peek at my finds…

Make an cute basket out of safety pins! See how on HGTV's Design Happens blog...
Easter‘s on its way, and these safety pin baskets are perfect for presenting marshmallow chicks, jellybeans and chocolate bunnies. Get the DIY deets on Design*Sponge.

Make nursery art with safety pins! See how on HGTV's Design Happens blog...

If safety pins don’t make you think of punks, perhaps it’s because they’re also associated with babies. (Hello, old-school cloth diaper realness!) This oh-so-apropos safety pin nursery art from ChemistryMama on What to Expect would make a darling baby shower present.

Embellish throw pillows with safety pins! See how on HGTV's Design Happens blog...

Photo: Allison Gootee

If you’ve got a whole mess o’ safety pins, adorn some throw pillows! Upcycling whiz Danny Seo explains how to make these expressive accents on Rachael Ray Magazine’s site.

Make a transportable growth chart with safety pins! See how on HGTV's Design Happens blog...
My grandma used to mark my height on the back of her basement door when I was a kid, but these days, portable growth charts seem much more practical. This rustic jute example from Heather of Whipperberry uses tags on safety pins to note how tall each of your little — or not-so-little — ones have grown.

Make a party banner with safety pins! See how on HGTV's Design Happens blog...
A banner held together by safety pins? What a banner idea! Oh, don’t groan, you love it when I pun. See how to put it together on Melissa Esplin’s blog.

Which safety pin craft do you think looks the sharpest? (Figuratively, that is.) And if you’ve got some great Designer MacGyver material requests/suggestions, leave them in the comments below! 

 

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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