14 Uses For Bobby Pins That Have Nothing To Do With Your Hair

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Bobby pins are a marvellous invention. When you’re having a bad hair day, it’s bobby pins to the rescue! However, did you know that bobby pins can actually be used for a number of different purposes that have nothing to do with styling your hair? Here they are!

1. Paperclip Alternative

You don’t need to go rooting around your house for paper clips if you have a couple bobby pins lying around.

2. Yarn Fastener

To avoid loose, tangled yarn, just use a bobby pin to fasten the end of the yarn to the rest of the spool.

3. Nail Art

Have you ever wondered how people get perfectly precise dots on their nails? Well, the secret lies in a bobby pin!

4. Christmas Ornaments

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If you don’t have hooks for your Christmas ornaments, or they keeping falling off the tree, securing a bobby pin to the ornament and the branch is a great alternative.

5. Zipper Repair

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If the toggle part of your zipper falls off and you’re having trouble zipping up the piece of clothing, save money on repairs by fastening a bobby pin through the end of the zipper.

6. DIY Tie Clip

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If you don’t have a tie clip but want to ensure your tie flap stays in place, just use a bobby pin!

7. Toothpaste

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To get the most out of your toothpaste tube, use a bobby pin to secure the rolled end. That way, you’ll be able to squeeze out as much toothpaste as possible.

8. Clothespins

Want to hang your laundry outside to dry, but don’t have any clothespins? Some bobby pins will do the trick.

9. Page Marker

Bookmarks tend to fall out often, and folding the corners of the pages will ruin a book. That’s why a bobby pin makes for the perfect page marker.

10. Chip Clip

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You definitely don’t want your bag of chips to go stale. If you don’t have an elastic band or chip clip, just use a bobby pin instead.

11. Makeup Brush Hack

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To turn a fluffy bronzer or blush brush into one that’s perfect for highlighter or contouring, use a bobby pin to turn your brush into a fan brush.

12. Belt Fastener

If you have a belt with a lot of slack on the end, you can use a bobby pin to secure the end flap of the belt to the rest of it.

13. Tighten Screws

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If you don’t have a screwdriver or drill on hand, you can use the end of a bobby pin to tighten the screw slightly until you get your hands on some proper tools.

14. Unclog A Drain

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To get hair and other gross gunk out of a drain, bend a bobby pin and use it to reach down the drain.