Safety Pin Belt DIY or Necklace, Choker, or Cuff

safety pin belt

Last week while rummaging through my fabric and notions closet I found this safety pin belt I created in November of 2009. I originally wanted the safety pins to go entirely around the waist and since I ran out of pins I left it unfinished …or so I thought. When I found it the other day I decided to try it on to see how I felt about it and realized it actually was finished. I like it so much better this way …being more versatile, you can wear all the pins together {see end of post} or spread out, like this


Safety Pin Belt DIY - 1

*Any size elastic will work, just find corresponding pins & sticky velcro. I used 1inch braid elastic {shown above -it’s thicker and prettier than regular elastic} & 1-1/2inch pins.

Safety Pin Belt DIY - 2

Safety Pin Belt DIY - 3

Safety Pin Belt DIY - 4

Safety Pin Belt DIY - 5

Safety Pin Belt DIY - 6


safety pin belt diy

. . .or wear it like this . . .

long safety pin necklace  shorty safety pin necklace diy

safety pin choker or bracelet  safety pin belt diy 2

…make a short choker or bracelet cuff to match. Ridiculously easy.

Have Fun!



LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Tugba

    April 27, 2010 |

    WOWWW Love it 😀 Another great idea. Will def try

  • dreamylacey

    April 27, 2010 |

    that is such a great idea. I looks really great. thanks for the tips

  • nineteen zero six

    April 27, 2010 |

    Love it! Will definately be making one – thanks for this.

  • Bree

    April 27, 2010 |

    this IS easy, I can do this!..I like it as a necklace.

  • Moya

    April 27, 2010 |

    So creative!

  • the red bungalow

    April 27, 2010 |

    wow! amazingly this looks fabulous!

    Bre @

  • Katie

    April 27, 2010 |

    This looks great!

  • Lisa Drives A Van

    April 27, 2010 |

    Wow that looks amazing! such a great idea, i think i might try making a bracelet version 😀


    April 27, 2010 |

    I really really like this as a belt. Great job Maegan! x

  • Down and Out Chic

    April 27, 2010 |

    i really like it against the soft pink of your top/dress. knowing me, i’d stab myself in the neck if i tried to wear it as necklace 🙂

  • anhesty

    April 27, 2010 |

    great idea maegan!

  • GiGi

    April 27, 2010 |

    Super easy and soooo cute.

  • Lorena

    April 27, 2010 |

    I have to insist, you are the mother of the DIYs!

  • Violet

    April 27, 2010 |

    nice diy… where do you get it?

    Vi from Cali

  • Lotty

    April 27, 2010 |

    Such a sweet little idea. I made one of these as a bracelet last year but threaded coloured seed beads on to it. They look awesome.

    L xx

  • Amber

    April 27, 2010 |

    That’s a great idea!

  • Bond Girl

    April 27, 2010 |

    LOL YESSSSSS!! Victory! Something adorable I can do with minimal effort.

    you are my angel maegan!!!!!!!!

  • Leia

    April 27, 2010 |

    your DIYs are always awesome! Please make me a Prada necklace, I will pay you for it, heehee <3

  • JKreids

    April 27, 2010 |

    Stop being so great.


  • Andi

    April 27, 2010 |

    I cannot believe how great his looks! Love it as a necklace and choker too, you have the BEST DIYs!


    April 27, 2010 |

    Great creation Megan. Do you look at other blogs, if so check mines out.

  • Photography By Tanya

    April 27, 2010 |

    I made a bracelet with safety pins a few years ago! I added beads to mine! Here’s a pic!

  • A.Co

    April 27, 2010 |


    Great call on the ‘unfinished’ product… it does look better! Ilike how you’ve shown as as a necklace too.

    Very inspirational (as usual!)!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • Elle Sees

    April 27, 2010 |

    I like it! I saw a shirt with safety pins that I think would look cool as well–I think it was on psimadethis? Anywho, normally I shy away from DIY stuff, but I *know* I can make this!

  • Brooke

    April 27, 2010 |

    I absolutely love your DIY’s. I don’t think there’s ever been one that I haven’t wanted to try 🙂 So creative!

  • Angela

    April 27, 2010 |

    Why have I never thought of this?? Brilliant Maegan! Definitely going to try this one <3

  • Emily

    April 27, 2010 |

    love the safety pin necklace!!

  • Iva

    April 27, 2010 |

    I LOVE IT!! I mean really..the simplicity of it….but completely phenomenal. al la Maegan as always- never a DIY with more the 10 steps! you are such an amazing talent!! 🙂

  • Krust

    April 27, 2010 |

    Oh, I like this idea. This is great, and looks too easy!

  • Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 |

    Hi! A few posts back you mentioned you used crystals for your wedding. A friend of mine and I are planning our own weddings and flowers are SO expensive! Could you share some pictures/ DIY ideas?? They would be a HUGE help!!

  • Healthy and Homemade

    April 28, 2010 |

    I like it done as a longer necklace, very cool.

  • chiara

    April 28, 2010 |

    Oh, How I love yout tutorials… Always amazing!

  • Amber's Notebook

    April 28, 2010 |

    very cool!!

  • letterstobetsy

    April 28, 2010 |

    I love that! it looks so exspensive I would have never known it was DIY 🙂
    Great post chica!

  • Katie Anne

    April 28, 2010 |

    Maegan! I was watching The City on MTV yesterday, and the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine had the same white multiple faces statue-thing that you have in your her office! I thought it was interesting and that you might like to know you share the same taste as a fashion magazine editor!
    -Katie Anne

  • Kristin

    April 28, 2010 |

    SO freaking cool! Love it as a belt!

  • apparellel

    May 1, 2010 |

    i was looking for a belt kind of like this all day on ebay only to come here and find this amazing idea. i am totally doing this like… right now. you are so talented!


  • mandi

    May 1, 2010 |

    I love this idea! I’m def going to try it! Thanks!


  • Buky

    May 2, 2010 |

    I would love to do that!
    Maybe this summer.
    Gosh, you are so talented.
    I’m a huge fan.

  • Molly

    June 6, 2010 |

    I think this is such a great project that I linked to your post today.
    Thanks for all the great DIYs. Your blog is always so much fun to visit!

  • Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 |

    Do you clip the safety pins through? I am just obsessed with your DIY’s, and I can’t get enough!

  • Tiffany

    February 13, 2011 |

    I woke up in a DIY mood today, and have been scrolling through your archives for inspiration. I love how simple and inexpensive these projects are!

  • Tees

    February 23, 2011 |

    Very creative… I shared this with my girlfriend she will love this.

  • Anonymous

    March 29, 2011 |

    love the idea of the belt…but i think wearing a necklace made of safety pins might be a little dangerous. but hey, if you like the rebellious thrill, have at it haha(:

  • Heather - dollarstorecrafts

    June 27, 2011 |

    Hey friend! I am posting a link to this fun tutorial on the Dollar Store Crafts fb page (I tried to tag you on the pg but it wouldn’t let me).

  • watches online

    June 30, 2011 |

    Hi – I just stubled upon your blog!Great tutorial – I love the belt. You are very creative!

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