Monday, July 23, 2012

Anthro-inspired Bobby Pins

Anthropologie has these adorable bobby pins out right now called the Sparkling Fete Bobbies. They're cute, but for $24, I (and many other bloggers out there) was convinced I could make my own for a fraction of the price!

There isn't much involved in this tutorial, because it's mostly about being creative! Overall, the project took me about 20 minutes, and cost me close to nothing!

You will need:

  • Jewelry glue or E-6000
  • An assortment of cheap* earrings, buttons, beads, etc.
  • Bobbie Pins with a bevel or flat end (I got a $2 package of ten at Hobby Lobby)
  • Pliers and wire cutters

*I say cheap jewelry for a reason. Cheap earrings tend to be very light weight, which means less pull on your hair, which means the pins will hold better.

Assemble your materials! 

Use the wire cutters to remove the stems of the earrings.

I used my wire cutters to flatten and bend a long crimping bead to fit inside the bevel.

Using the anthro photos as inspiration, begin to arrange and glue your pieces together! Let them dry completely before touching or wearing.


Wear your Anthropologie-inspired bobbies with pride!

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