Did you know that on this day in 1849, the safety pin was invented? A truly fabulous and simple invention, the safety pin can now be found most everywhere and has tons of uses! Including crafty ones!
Apparently one day back in 1849, a gentleman named Walter Hunt wanted to pay a fifteen-dollar debt to a friend. He was awarded a patent for what he called a “dress pin,” a simple device made of wire. He sold the rights to W.R. Grace and Company for four hundred dollars, paid his friend back and had three hundred eighty-five dollars to spare. What a deal!
Then he watched his little invention make millions of dollars for W.R. Grace and Company. Kind of like winning the lottery and giving it all away! Well, at least he paid his friend back!
So in honor of the day, here are 8 fun DIY projects that you can make using safety pins!
Bead and Pin Baskets from Design Sponge
Beaded Heart Safety Pin from Crafts for all Seasons
Starburst Necklace from Think Crafts
Safety Pin Bracelet from Crafts by Amanda
DIY Tribal Necklace from StyleCaster
Paper Bead Bracelet from Makezine
Angel Pin from ThriftyFun
DIY Safety Pin and Pearl Necklace from You Want me to Buy That?
Inspired? Go grab some safety pins and create!
Want more crafty ideas?
For lots of fun crafts and tutorials, visit my other website, Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!