Dress Up Your Havaianas with Pininho + How to Apply Pininho Pins

I have long been very vocal about my fascination over Havaianas. They’re among my favorite things alongside lipsticks and good books. Of all the [few] pairs I have, my most favorite are my MYOH – Make Your Own Havaianas – ones (check  out my 2011 MYOH and 2012 MYOH)I like how I can create a design that’s tailored to my personal style. Plus, I get to have a pair that’s special and one of a kind, if I may put it that way. If I could have it my way, all my pairs would be uniquely designed. Unfortunately, MYOH only happens once a year. Good thing there are nifty little things that satisfy my cravings for customized pairs. Enter Pininho. 
200 + (can’t remember the exact price) at All Flip Flops

I was doing my monthly rounds of general cleaning this morning when I found these Pininho pins lying inside my drawer. I bought them ages ago, but never got to use them. I guess they died underneath my pile of “butingtings” . Anyway, I decided to put them to good use. 

Pininho, Portuguese for “Cute Little Pin”, is the perfect accessory for your flip-flops; simply use the punch to create a small hole in the strap of your flip-flops and then insert a Pininho.

I got this Music note Pininho pin with a strap puncher. If you’re planning to add several pins on your havaianas straps, I suggest getting one of those that come with a puncher first and then just buy single pins as an addition. The puncher is reusable, so you get to save money that way.

95php at All Flip Flops

Pininho is very easy to use and you can easily accessorize your flip flops in under 5 minutes. Here is a quick illustrated guide that I’ve curated for you:

1. Detach the pin from the puncher. It has two parts: the pin and the security lock.

2. Position the puncher on the strap where you want to apply the pin.

3. Give it a good press to punch a hole.

4. Grab the security lock (the thing that looks like thumbtacks) and insert it at the back of the strap, just like so.

5. Position the Pininho pin on top of the strap. The pin has a hole on its back; make sure the security lock is inserted on the hole.

6. Using the flat area of the puncher, press the pin and the lock together to secure them in place. I find that this does not work effectively because the pin slides through. Instead, what I do is I simply press the strap on something solid (i.e flat table surface).

7. And viola! Your flip flops now has an added spunk.

Now my flip flops screams MEEEEE!! =)

Here’s my sister’s red Havaianas Top with a skull pininho. Rockin’!

And that’s it. Easy peasy, yes? Now it’s your turn to try it! =)

Done with my house chores and blogging duties. Time to rush some errands! Have a great Saturday everyone! =)

Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.


  1. rae
    August 13, 2013

    Do you think this can work for shoes too?

  2. Julie Ann Tolentino
    August 13, 2013

    Not quite sure. Depends on the material, maybe? I believe the puncher is specifically made to puncture rubber eh. Cguro this will also work for crocs.


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