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.

How to Do your DIY Bobby Pin Make-Over

Stuff you’ll need:

  • Bobby Pins
  • Piece of paper
  • Nail polish


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!

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