When I first learned about the existence of colorful safety pins, I jumped for joy so high that had I been holding a safety pin in my hand, I would have poked my eye out. No, but seriously, besides it being pretty, it's also really useful. What I didn't jump for joy over is the price ($14 for 36 pins). Why pay more when you can pay less?
To see the look for less,
I was perusing the aisles of Walgreens when I discovered these Singer Metallic-Coated Safety Pins ($3 for $35). Imagine my excitement. I know it's limited to red, green, blue, and purple, and it doesn't have the fancy schmancy pin-up girl container, but considering the low price, that's A-OK.