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Before and After: Danny Seo's Safety Pin Pillow

Before and After: Danny Seo's Safety Pin Pillow

I consider myself "a creative," but it simply baffles me how inventive Danny Seo is. He seems to just ooze creativity, always devising original ways to decorate his digs in style without paying a price tag for it. His latest is achievement is a pillow he decorated with safety pins, of all things. He writes:

I stopped by the store to pick up the basic essentials and was looking at a package of 275 mixed gold and silver safety pins. They were on sale for $3 and I thought, could you do something creative with them?

To see what Danny Seo did to transform this plain mossy green throw pillow into something out of the ordinary,


He just kept pinning away with a mix of gold and silver pins to create a cheerful starburst pattern! Do you like it?Source

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quelle quelle 8 years
i didn't really expect that as the outcome! it looks pretty neat, but i agree about the potential safety hazard.
mletrav mletrav 9 years
Well, I'll go against the grain and say that I think that pillow is very cool. Would I put it in my house? Not so much, but were I to see it in someone else's, it would get compliments, for sure. Isn't the point to know that it's been made with safety pins? Sort of a beauty in the ordinary, kind of thing? I agree Lzis that covering the whole thing with safety pins would add to the look, though.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 9 years
I agree with beram. The whole gold and silver safety pin thing just doesn't do it. And you couldn't really use the pillow except for decoration. Safety pins are not very safe in this situation.
nylorac nylorac 9 years
i think the design is nice, but maybe reupholster the fabric? and ... use something besides safety pins? i agree with beram--what if one came out and stabbed you??
momma-tikita momma-tikita 9 years
wow..i dont want to be mean but i agree with most..i dont like it. maybe a diffrent colored pillow...that green looks like vomit. if it were a project i had to do i would add some diffrent colored beads to the pins...that way it doesnt look like its just a bunch a pins on a pillow.
lizs lizs 9 years
Not a fan...I was hoping he'd covered the whole face of the pillow and made some neat scale effect or something. I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 9 years
JustBekky JustBekky 9 years
That thing is disgusting. :(
springfieldrocks springfieldrocks 9 years
looks like some cheesy crafty thing i would have thought was amazing when I was 5 years old. doesn't say art to me at all. not to mention the (lack of) comfort factor.
harstad harstad 9 years
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
Agree with luvhouse. It's pretty, but you can tell what it is.
luvhouse07 luvhouse07 9 years
sorry double post!
luvhouse07 luvhouse07 9 years
It's very creative, and I think its pretty, but to me it LOOKS like it was made out of safety pins, which takes away some of its charm.
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
oops *came, why can't you edit your comments??
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
I think it looks kind of tacky....and how horrible would that be if one of the pins cam undone and stabbed you in the face!!!
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