18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Looking for uses for bobby pins other than just fixing your hair? Check out this post, we are going to share some great bobby pin hacks for survival that you probably haven’t thought of before.

18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

Bobby pins are one of those tools that seem unimportant in life, but these little tools serve many purposes and not just to hold your hair in place. Here’s a list of few bobby pin hacks that you can try.

1. Pinstruments

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Conduct experiments in music-making with the kids using just tape and hairpins. See how you can make it here.

2. Hold Nails with a Bobby Pin to Spare Your Fingers

Hold Nails with a Bobby Pin to Spare Your Fingers | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Safely hold small nails in place using a bobby pin while you hammer. Get the instructions here.

3. DIY Felt Bows

DIY Felt Bows | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Hot glue a bobby pin to the back for your daughter’s hair clip. See how you can make it here.

4. Headphone Cord Shortener

Headphone Cord Shortener | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Bobby pin works as a headphone cord shortener. See how here.

5. Hold Hair Bows or Bow Ties in Place

Hold Hair Bows or Bow Ties in Place | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Use a bobby pin to secure a hair bow or a bow tie. See more detailed instructions here.

6. Create Nail Art

Create Nail Art | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

Create Nail Art | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Dipping the open end of a bobby pin into a bottle of nail polish and use the tip for polka dots or other designs creates an amazing nail art. Check here for full instructions.

7. Apply Eyelash Glue Evenly to False Lashes

Apply Eyelash Glue Evenly to False Lashes | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Use the tip of a bobby pin to evenly disperse the glue along the base strip of the lash. See how here.

8. Headphones Detangler

Headphones Detangler | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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This is a quick fix that never fails to tangle pocket-stashed headphones. Further instructions can be found here!

9. DIY Contour Brush

DIY Contour Brush | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Creating an angled contour brush out of a normal face brush using a bobby pin is such a great technique. Further instructions can be found here!

10. Take Close-up shots

Take Close-up shots | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Attach the focusing lens from an old laser pointer to your iPhone using a bobby pin and some tape to take amazing close-up shots. Check here for full instructions.

11. Zipper Pull

Zipper Pull | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Get a grip on a broken zipper using a bobby pin. Check it out here.

12. Tape Tracker

Tape Tracker | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Use a bobby pin to mark the loose end of the clear tape; you’ll never struggle to locate it. Check it out here.

13. Lock Picker

Lock Picker | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Lock picking is an easy skill to acquire; all you need is to understand the basic concepts behind it. See more detailed instructions here.

14. Bookmark

Bookmark | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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A bobby pin will gladly hold your place. Check it out here.

15. Chip Clipper

Chip Clipper | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Bobby pins make excellent chip clips. Check it out here.

16.Sew Helper

Sew Helper | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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When sewing two pieces of fabric together, a bobby pin can help align them in a pinch. See more detailed instructions here.

17. Secure Random Papers

Secure Random Papers | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

Secure Random Papers | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Bobby pin is just one more quick fix to help control the clutter that easily accumulates. See how here.

18. Toothpaste Tube Clip

Toothpaste Tube Clip | 18 Bobby Pin Hacks for Survival

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Get the last drop of toothpaste by sliding a bobby pin onto the end of the tube and push the rest of the paste-up. Check it out here.

Want to know more great uses for bobby pins? Check this video and learn more bobby pin hacks for survival from Kellie Sweet:

What are your favorite bobby pin hacks? Let us know below in the comments!

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