so the other day I had exactly one stud in my jacket and thought; studding till my fingers bleed, no way…

see this evil twinkle in my eyes…..

safety pins

I give you a 1000 possibilities haha πŸ™‚ you can actually align them, you can put them on your shoulders and attach pins on pins to create volume, you can attach chains to the pins and loop them, you can pin the lapels alone, you name it…

I actually choose to mix match them to give it an embroidered feel, but you can totally do it neatly and more clean…

All you need is a jacket or vest and safety pins, and for even more possibilities on which clothing to use check out the selection of wholesale clothing at Apparel Showroom. With plenty of styles, colors and sizes to choose from, it’s easy to create your own fashions and look great everyday and still maintain a budget.

111 Comments on safety pin diy

  1. Nora
    June 5, 2009 at 5:21 am (10 years ago)

    that’s so smart with the safety pins! i love it, and your tshirt looks so cool too πŸ˜€

  2. Damsels
    June 5, 2009 at 5:27 am (10 years ago)

    love the safety pins!
    and your shirt of course (once again )
    i actually have a shirt with a simialr look from MNG
    cant wait to post it and u can tell me what youthink

  3. The Clothes Horse
    June 5, 2009 at 5:30 am (10 years ago)

    Okay, the DIY is cool, but I’m sort of DYING that you have that tee. I covet it.

  4. Wicked Plum Vintage
    June 5, 2009 at 5:32 am (10 years ago)

    wow that is pretty cool! damn girl your poor fingertips! well they say you have to suffer for fashion!

    ya know, it sort of reminds me of these weird little necklaces we used to make back in the late 80s out of tiny brass colored safety pics and tiny little beads, and some girls used to make some preety wild patterns out of them, but I think yours is way more bad-ass!!!

  5. Anna G
    June 5, 2009 at 6:01 am (10 years ago)

    You totally remind me of middle school when everyone was putting safety pins on everything they wore. πŸ™‚

  6. FESI
    June 5, 2009 at 6:13 am (10 years ago)

    Lovely shirt and great blazer!! I love your style!

  7. elsalvador
    June 5, 2009 at 6:20 am (10 years ago)

    That shirt is awesome! Where is it from? I love the diy.

  8. Robine
    June 5, 2009 at 6:32 am (10 years ago)

    Wat mooi gedaaan zeg! Echt heel gaaf jasje.
    Dat t-shirt is ook zo gaaf, wil hem ook bestellen. Vooral nu ik hem bij jouw zie.
    Heb je btw nog een award gegeven.

  9. Robine
    June 5, 2009 at 6:33 am (10 years ago)

    Heb je btw de witte of creme variant van het t-shirt?

  10. Qiwy
    June 5, 2009 at 6:48 am (10 years ago)

    Love outfit
    have a nice day!

    Besos Guapa

  11. Carlotta
    June 5, 2009 at 6:54 am (10 years ago)

    I love safety pins too, at high school I used them for a punky style, totally love our jacket!!

  12. inu
    June 5, 2009 at 6:57 am (10 years ago)

    this is just TOO COOL. Blazer decoration is an simply great, and the tee.. + i like how you look in those jeans.
    now i go for a cig too

  13. diamondsinchampagne
    June 5, 2009 at 7:05 am (10 years ago)

    LOVE!!! the pins are a great detail, and that tee is fabulous

  14. La Chauve-Souris
    June 5, 2009 at 7:11 am (10 years ago)

    thank you girl for this comment! waow! your outfit makes me speachless and this diy jacket thingi is amazing… really must get through this!! where didi you order this igor&andre tee??

    bonne nuit

  15. Sarah
    June 5, 2009 at 7:20 am (10 years ago)

    fabulous as per usual doll! Totally digging the safety pins, I bet if give this a week or two and you’ll see it being sold in topshop

  16. camerafilmroll
    June 5, 2009 at 7:44 am (10 years ago)

    I love it! So gonna try this out soon!!!

  17. miky
    June 5, 2009 at 8:00 am (10 years ago)

    ok i love this.. did i say i love it? ok i do clear? i adoooooore it!

  18. Style Gazing
    June 5, 2009 at 8:03 am (10 years ago)

    That jacket is a masterpiece!
    And that tee is from Igor+Andre! Envy!

  19. Eliana Masgalos
    June 5, 2009 at 8:04 am (10 years ago)


    Almost weekend… I really need it πŸ™‚
    I love the shoulder detail… very creative!!!

  20. Swank Heights
    June 5, 2009 at 8:18 am (10 years ago)

    I also did a little DIY with safety pins but it doesn’t look nearly as cool as your blazer! And I’ve been wanting that shirt as well.

    You’ve officially become a trend setter to me! <3

  21. Gabriela
    June 5, 2009 at 8:28 am (10 years ago)

    well, OBVIOUSLY this was going to be freaking awesome! man i wish i could see everyday things and come up with actual cool use for them. you should see my room (my mom doesn’t call me a pack rat for nothing!) endless possibilities and no brainspan for them πŸ˜€
    great job, ladyy!

  22. Ashley
    June 5, 2009 at 8:50 am (10 years ago)

    Safety pins are so versatile in fashion..I really like what you did mixing the gold, silver and bronze colored pins together with chains. Its kind of a variation on the studded blazer which is so ubiquitous right now.

  23. Maggie
    June 5, 2009 at 8:51 am (10 years ago)

    Love ur top n the blazer’s too rad! Hope u feel better now! Have a nice weekend!

  24. TINE
    June 5, 2009 at 9:09 am (10 years ago)

    that has got to be the best idea ive ever seen in my entire life! loving it!

  25. Maria
    June 5, 2009 at 9:14 am (10 years ago)

    Such a simple but great idea!! Thanks again for inspiration.

    You look so city-chic!

    June 5, 2009 at 9:37 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, love it.

  27. patricia
    June 5, 2009 at 9:39 am (10 years ago)

    OMG I love your top! Well, not only your top… but the whole look! Amazing πŸ™‚

  28. Mariona-Elle Blog
    June 5, 2009 at 9:42 am (10 years ago)

    I love your style, I love your blog, I’ve been reviewing your latest post and should not have lost none, congratulations to you , now in my favorites

  29. Anna-Maria
    June 5, 2009 at 10:02 am (10 years ago)

    OMG! That is so cool! Hope you don’t mind if I steal the idea and try some DIY on my blazer. πŸ˜‰

  30. BIMBA
    June 5, 2009 at 10:05 am (10 years ago)

    Great DIY!! I love your T-shirt.

  31. plastikneon
    June 5, 2009 at 10:20 am (10 years ago)

    That looks really cool, especially in clusters. It really stands out on the blazer!

  32. Mcmaris
    June 5, 2009 at 10:55 am (10 years ago)

    OMG I love it. I am a safety pin animal. I have safety pin bracelets and all sorts of jewelry. I have put them in my jeans & on bags. Thats so funny. Never on a blazer though. What a great idea. Love this look!!!!!!

  33. June Paski
    June 5, 2009 at 11:12 am (10 years ago)

    ur so genius love the pins so much!, and ur tshirts is so cool too πŸ™‚

  34. LIISA '
    June 5, 2009 at 11:20 am (10 years ago)

    love your t-shirt πŸ™‚

  35. haha.t:
    June 5, 2009 at 11:24 am (10 years ago)

    I love this look! So casual. So badass. T-shirt is gorgeous. Shoes look so comfy. And the safety pins… genius!

    Christmas is approx. 6 months away.. I hope I can last too!

  36. miss a.
    June 5, 2009 at 11:46 am (10 years ago)

    This is actually very simple and so cute. I love the way your mind works!

  37. Alex
    June 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm (10 years ago)

    I love this! I adore your t-shirt, where’s it from? The safety pins are so you-and great! <3 xoxo

  38. Chessa!
    June 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm (10 years ago)

    I love it…you just made an entirely new jacket by adding the texture and detail of the pins. love it.

  39. Mads
    June 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm (10 years ago)

    This is such a cool idea!! I love safety pins! The jacket will match my safety pins necklace..=) I hope I can make one too!


  40. Isquisofrenia
    June 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm (10 years ago)

    im so diggin this outfit!!!
    looks like one of those cassandra rhodin shirts

  41. Sushi
    June 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm (10 years ago)

    This is so so chic! You look adorable in jeans and I love the blazer and amazing tee x Sushi

  42. Claudia
    June 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm (10 years ago)

    dangg your blazer is amazing! I also love that shirt!

  43. Simply Me
    June 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm (10 years ago)

    you are the epitome of cool. by just the way you stand there smoking you look like a rad ass chick

  44. elle victoire
    June 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm (10 years ago)

    i love this outfit! so cool, casual and sophisticated.
    and those safety pins are so fun!

  45. Meho
    June 5, 2009 at 5:51 pm (10 years ago)

    I love this.. such an awesome idea.. and it turned out so well. I like how you think, the messy look of it rocks.

    Meho xx

  46. Elaine
    June 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm (10 years ago)

    SO lucky you got Danny Roberts shirt…. It looks so good on you. I loved how you styled it! And that safety pin idea is so creative. How are yous oc reative?!?!?

  47. Courtney.
    June 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm (10 years ago)

    PERFECT OUTFIT! I have seen that tank on another blog, and i am entirely enamoured with it. amazing.

  48. Jessica
    June 5, 2009 at 7:22 pm (10 years ago)

    You are a GENIUS!!! Ahh another fabulous DIY! I love your creativity and what a great job you did with those safety pins!!

    I love the t-shirt and you wear light wash denim so well! <3

  49. effy
    June 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Your shirt is lovely, where did you got it? I’m so obsessed with igorand andre’s drawings.

  50. Gabrielle.
    June 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm (10 years ago)

    your blog is the best thing i’ve seen all day.


  51. Jessie77
    June 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm (10 years ago)

    oh this is too good!!!!

  52. Hanako66
    June 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm (10 years ago)

    cool diy!!!!!!!!!!

    you look as fabulous as ever!

  53. Tariro
    June 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm (10 years ago)


  54. oniomania
    June 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm (10 years ago)

    what an amazing concept.

  55. Alexandra
    June 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm (10 years ago)

    The jacket is an awesome alternative to studs, I like it. Your Igor & André shirt is cute, too!

  56. Alice
    June 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm (10 years ago)

    gorge! Love the new title for your blog too
    Alice x

  57. Samantha Ann
    June 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm (10 years ago)

    AMAZING, raddest girl i’ve ever seen!!!

  58. Samantha Ann
    June 5, 2009 at 9:15 pm (10 years ago)

    AMAZING,raddest girl i’ve ever seen!
    the shirts great aswell!!

  59. Anonymous
    June 5, 2009 at 9:32 pm (10 years ago)

    damn, desperate for igor and andre to draw you?

  60. Gladys Lopez
    June 6, 2009 at 2:35 am (10 years ago)

    wow, your idea is genius! πŸ˜€
    i love the outfit.

  61. jamie clare
    June 6, 2009 at 5:48 am (10 years ago)


    much love

  62. la petite fashionista
    June 6, 2009 at 6:01 am (10 years ago)

    i love the tee! i’ve seen it on other blogs, but you were MEANT to wear it. the safety pins must have taken forever but it turned out looking really great! glad i’ve stumbled upon your site, all of your outfit pictures are fantastic.

  63. renee
    June 6, 2009 at 7:49 am (10 years ago)

    you are such a creative genius. and i see you’ve got danny roberts’s tee on. very nice.

  64. Eden
    June 6, 2009 at 8:14 am (10 years ago)

    as usual, you outdo yourself with every post! you look like a model off work, doll.. love the casual shoes with the badass shirt and blazer. i wish i can be that creative!

    much love


  65. pwincess bebe
    June 6, 2009 at 8:54 am (10 years ago)

    i love the safety pins details !
    you are so genius !

  66. Oliphe Butarbutar
    June 6, 2009 at 9:53 am (10 years ago)

    I love your t-shirt Coco!!
    And your diy idea is fabulous πŸ˜€

  67. PUNKIE
    June 6, 2009 at 10:01 am (10 years ago)

    I love your style and your blog!
    this outfit is cool, I love the tee!

  68. bisou-joue
    June 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm (10 years ago)

    your outfit is great and your blazer is stunning ! You’ve got such a great idea to put safety pins on it !

  69. casual cutie
    June 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm (10 years ago)

    wow…that’s a great idea honey!!! hmmm…you have a good talend to create a new style. this is the first time i saw you look sporty. so cute…

  70. suzie
    June 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm (10 years ago)

    heel origineel die veiligheidsspelden!
    dat shirt is ook prachtig,
    liefs suzie

  71. macyaverage
    June 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm (10 years ago)

    oh wow, it looks great! And I love, love, love that shirt.

  72. stylewithbenefits
    June 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm (10 years ago)

    Ahh, love the safety pin idea! These pics are again so great and fun. You look gorg!

    xo, Becs

  73. u-ung
    June 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm (10 years ago)

    it’s such a crazr idea,but so cool!!!love the blazer n your vintage printed tee…

  74. Emmy
    June 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm (10 years ago)

    that DIY is absolutely EPIC. Love love love. I’ll have to give it a try.

    also loving the danny roberts top! i’ve been meaning to get one for ages

  75. Vanessa
    June 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm (10 years ago)

    this is perfect! i’m definitely going out and buying safety pins soon. your outfits are always amazing:)

  76. Elena
    June 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm (10 years ago)

    im a new follower

  77. ellabella
    June 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm (10 years ago)

    you rock the casual look as well as you wear more complicated outfits.

    you will always be a true style icon, with your creativity and expert pairings.

  78. Shin
    June 6, 2009 at 6:59 pm (10 years ago)

    You look so cool and chic in that tshirt!! I love the safey pins on the jacket, such a unique DIY! xxoxoxox

  79. johanna
    June 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm (10 years ago)

    oh my!
    you put so much effort on the littlest details and always make the simplest things look amazingly cool! you’re a talent!


  80. Lily
    June 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your blog…this outfit is absolutely perfect.

  81. Raez
    June 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm (10 years ago)

    pretty much genius, dear! who would think of such a fabulour and creative thing? only you, you’re brain is a genius:):)

    xx Raez

  82. Cookie
    June 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm (10 years ago)

    great idea!! love it! πŸ™‚

  83. Arc
    June 6, 2009 at 10:30 pm (10 years ago)

    thank you for the comment. im sorry my blog is not on english though.
    these pictures is really nice! I like how you always is so natural.

    June 6, 2009 at 11:14 pm (10 years ago)

    lovely outfit….pics…and place…like all a lot…lots of love from germany!

  85. erin
    June 6, 2009 at 11:44 pm (10 years ago)

    you simply have great style.
    and i am now gonna try out pattern making with safety pins.


  86. ak
    June 7, 2009 at 1:20 am (10 years ago)

    that is so awesome..i love it

  87. Emma
    June 7, 2009 at 1:28 am (10 years ago)

    all of your outfits are fabulous!!

  88. Lea
    June 7, 2009 at 2:27 am (10 years ago)

    I love your blog
    let’s trade links?

  89. Amelia
    June 7, 2009 at 4:14 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, just wow. This is genius! The safety pins look genius. I’m going to have to go buy a box of them. I love the picture of you smiling πŸ™‚

  90. Slanelle
    June 7, 2009 at 12:39 pm (10 years ago)

    it’s a greta idea, and it’s the perfect easy DIY! really cool, and amazing shirt too

  91. Clara
    June 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm (10 years ago)

    amazing idea.
    i love your look!

  92. ClΓ©mence
    June 8, 2009 at 11:18 am (10 years ago)

    Very cool t.shirt! Is it a drawing from Igor and André ?

  93. mia
    June 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm (10 years ago)

    very nice diy!

  94. sophielina
    June 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm (10 years ago)

    best idea in a while and great realization !
    u go girl !


  95. Fruchtzwerg
    June 9, 2009 at 7:37 am (10 years ago)

    The safety pins are fantastic!

    June 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Great look! What size of that T are you wearing?
    Thanks in advance for answering…

    June 13, 2009 at 11:53 am (10 years ago)

    your style gotta a lot of personality!!!!!!!!!!! charismatik style!!

  98. meghan
    June 14, 2009 at 8:06 am (10 years ago)

    i love those safety pins on your blazer. I’ve seen something similar to this but with gold GI JOE’s on it. amazing!

  99. Anonymous
    September 23, 2010 at 10:05 am (9 years ago)

    Rather cool place you’ve got here. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

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