DIY: Bobby Pin Makeover


After seeing this photo taken by the street style photographer Vanessa Jackman, I knew I had to create some colored bobby pins for myself.  I love the hint of bold color these over-sized bobby pins provide, and they certainly make pulling your hair away from your face a lot more fun. It's time to give your bobby pins a fresh look.


HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff you'll need:

Method:


1. Fold a piece of paper in half to create a 'drying rack' for the pins.  Clip your pins to it.

2.  Add a few coats of nail polish to each pin being sure to let each layer dry thoroughly before adding the next layer on top.  You don't have to be very neat or precise in painting the pins because you can easily remove them from the paper once they are dry.

3.  Peel the pins from the paper and remove any bits of the paper that stick to them.

4.  That's it, now all that's left to do is pull your hair back with your now colorful bobby pins.  I like layering several of them up in a row.

I also love the mint ones I made:

I'd love to see the hair candy you create if you try this project.  Just leave a link in the comment section below.  It will be fun to see what colors you choose and how you style them, so please feel free to share  :)

If you enjoyed this project, you'll also like my DIY: Floral Pin tutorial.  So hop on over and check it out!


20 comments:

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    1. Thanks! This was such an easy project and a lot of fun to do! Hope you give it a try :)

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  2. What a great idea!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Glad you liked it. Gotta love simple projects like this! :)

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  3. This is so cute and really simple! The red looks great on you especially worn with red lipstick.

    xo erica

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    1. Hi Erica! The red bobby pins are really fun to wear. I also made some in mint that I really like. I'm hoping to get some pics of those up on the blog soon too. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. you could also try glitter nail polish for a little added sparkle :)

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    1. Now that could be really cute! Great idea! :)

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  5. I just did this with my 10 yr old. It was so easy, so fun and so useful.
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Sunny! :)

      I'm glad you and your daughter liked this project! Easy, breezy DIY projects are the best aren't they?

      (And not to let the cat out of the bag too early, but I've got some pretty awesome projects lined up next week too! I can't wait to share them with you. I hope you like them just as much as this one.)

      Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  6. This is so clever - thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kailey!

      It would be s much fun to play with these in your bright pink hair!! Please share pics if you make some. I'd love to see them :)

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  7. Such a good idea. Definitely going to try this out, I own so much nail polish.

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    1. My favorite thing about this project was that I didn't have to go out and buy anything for it since I already had nail polish and bobby pins at home. Easy breezy.

      Have fun making your own :)

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  8. Smart! Great Idea! I will try and take some pics!

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    1. Hi Lizzie! I would absolutely love to see pics :)

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  9. i featured this on my blog today - check it out!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm heading over... :)

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    1. Thanks Zia! I agree! I even gave some to my sisters for their birthdays and they loved them. :)

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