Safety pins on clothes

Adding safety pins to a tank top

This tank top got a punk inspired make-over. About a season back I saw these divine box jackets at Topshop with loads of safety pins all over them. This is a home-made and much simpler version of that safety pin effect.

I placed the vest on a flat surface and decided on a circular design, if you can call it that. I divided the safety pins up into three similar amounts. Then pinned them into circles, each time making the circle wider. Easy peasy!

I teamed it with a plain white shirt, spoke about how I get them on the cheap in another post. The pearls I put together in about half an hour. I bought a bag of plastic pearl beads and some hat elastic. I strung all the pearls onto the hat elastic and knotted it. Because the elastic is flexible I can slip the pearls over my head easily and they sit close to my neck and have a choker effect.

The pearls with punk combo is a nice way to buy into an edgy look halfheartedly.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.