18 Brilliant Ways to Use Bobby Pins You Never Thought Of
Use bobby pins to clasp a bracelet, iron pleats, fix flip flops, and more.
Bobby pins fix flip flops
If the toe post on your flip flop wears through its hole, slip it back through and fasten a bobby pin around the post on the bottom of the shoe. The added width will stop the post from popping out again.
Bobby pins help with ironing
Slip a bobby pin onto the hem of a skirt to hold pleats into place while you iron. To shorten the skirt itself, take it to the tailor—hemming pleats can get tricky. Here are quick fixes you never knew your tailor could make.
Use bobby pins to close a bracelet
Loop a bobby pin through the clasp and hold the pin steady in your hand. Fasten the bracelet and remove the pin.
Use bobby pins for glue
Use a bobby pin to line a pair of false eyelashes with adhesive or coat a piece of yarn with glue. These alternative uses for bananas will surprise you!
Use bobby pins for a fancy manicure
Dip the tip of a bobby pin into nail polish to create a polka dot or floral design. This is what your nail polish color reveals about your personality.
Use bobby pins to hem
Slip a few bobby pins onto the bottom of a pair of pants to keep a fallen hem from dragging underfoot. You can also use the pins in lieu of straight pins or safety pins to keep two pieces of fabric together while you sew.
Use bobby pins to squeeze out toothpaste
Slide a bobby pin up a tube of toothpaste in order to push every last drop out of the tube. Check out these surprising uses for toothpaste.
Use bobby pins to decorate your Christmas tree
Loop a bobby pin through the hook of an ornament and clip it onto a branch of your tree. No one will ever know the difference!
Use bobby pins as a bookmark
Keep your page by sliding a bobby pin onto the page when you finish.
Use bobby pins to help you hammer
Stop taking chances while hammering tiny nails. Position the pin around the nail and use its two prongs to hold the nail in place while you hammer.
Use bobby pins as children’s hair accessories
Spray paint bobby pins with fun colors. For added embellishment, hot glue bows or other decorations to them. Instant (and insanely adorable) upgrade!
Use bobby pins to open mail
Simply pop the pin through your package’s packing tape and slide it down each flap of the box.