Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DIY Embellished Bobby Pins

I don't know about you, but I wear bobby pins almost every day. I mainly use them to pin back my side bangs when I don't want them in my face or when I am in between days washing my hair and they don't look quite so nice! :) I decided to jazz up some of my boring bobby pins with some sparkle and charm and I wanted to share the quick and easy DIY process with you.



What you need...
  • bobby pins
  • hot glue gun
  • embellishments like flatback Swarovski rhinestones in any color (I bought mine here), sequins, buttons and small charms

What to do...
  1. It's really quite simple! Collect some embellishments that you'd like to adorn your bobby pins with. (I bought some Swarovski rhinestones, found some buttons and sequins hanging around from old craft projects and also used some cute charms I had from an old jewelry making project.)
  2. Squirt a tiny bit of hot glue on the back of the embellishment and stick it on the end of the bobby pin.
  3. Press down gently for about 10 seconds, then allow it to dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Pin it in your hair and go!

Swarovski rhinestones

Swarovski rhinestones


I keep my embellished bobby pins in an old soap dish in my bathroom.


  1. I would usually buy my bobby pins with embellishments and end up losing them :( but this is a great idea of making your own and where you keep them! Thanks!
    Xo Jojo

    1. thank you! so glad you liked it :) let me know how yours turn out!