Mar 12, 2012

DIY: Chevron Earrings From Bobby Pins


Gather those bobby pins you have lying around and turn them into your new favorite accessory! With a little paint and a touch of your own creative flair, you can jazz up any outfit with these bobby pin earrings. Pair 'em with a simple black top for a a bold statement or add a little spunk to your favorite outfit. Best of all, you'll always end up with a one-of-a-kind pair when you DIY.

Materials: Bobby Pins — Piece of Cardstock or Cardboard — White Spray Paint or Nail Polish — Acrylic Paint or Nail Polish (colors of your choice) — Clear Nail Polish — 2 Thin Pieces of Wire — Earring Hooks — Paintbrush — Pencil


    Steps: 
    Clip bobby pins onto a piece of cardstock separating each slightly from one another.
    Apply a layer of white spray paint or nail polish as a primer. Let dry and do the other side.
    Paint pins your desired base color with paint or nail polish. Let dry and do the other side.
    Lightly sketch your design onto both sides of pins.
    Paint design onto pins with paint or nail polish. Let dry and do the other side.
    Apply a layer of clear nail polish to seal the paint and add a glossy finish.
    Create a triangle shape with the wires, twisting the edges together to close.
    When completely dry, remove pins from the cardstock and run them through the wires.
    Attach earring hooks to the wires and voilà!
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        34 comments:

        1. Anonymous3/13/2012

          Great DIY ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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        2. Wow, what a great idea! Who knew bobby pins could look so chic? If you're interested, I'd love to post a link to this tutorial on our site, AllFreeBeadedJewelry.com, directing our readers back to your blog. I think our readers would love it! Let me know what you think. :)

          Thanks!
          Kelly Spence, Editor
          AllFreeBeadedJewelry.com
          kspence@primecp.com

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        3. Hi Kelly - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like the project and feel free to post! ~Natalie

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        4. Awesome idea! I'm giving this a try first chance I get!

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        5. Anonymous3/30/2012

          good DIY saw this in College fashion.net

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        6. Thank you Jenny! I would love to see it once you make it!

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        7. Rebecca4/10/2012

          Wow! You definitely win the Gillian's Island Award for Craftyness..Even MacGyver would like this one..

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        8. Thanks Rebecca! That is quite the honor! ~Natalie

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        9. great idea & i love the bright colors!

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        10. We featured your earrings at Dollar Store Crafts today - well done!

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        11. Lovelovelove this! What a beautiful color combo, too!

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        12. What a great idea! Never thought about painting those bobby pins to make such stunning item!

          Annabella MErlin
          Creative Photo Albums

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        13. This is so cute and inventive. I will definitely try this!! Thanks

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        14. I love it too! Very creative and original. It's great how you find daily objects to transform into something really beautiful!

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        15. Such a very cute and creative idea, who would have thought!!

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        16. Wow- what a clever idea! This is definately on my to- do list. :)

          Check out my DIY blog:-
          kookyquirkycute.blogspot.com

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        17. Anonymous6/03/2012

          I made these, soo cute, im wearing them now! what a great idea!

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        18. I love this project! I included it in last week's Link Love Chevron Roundup on FaveCraftsBlog:
          http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-chevron-patterns/

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        19. Vanessa - Sparkle, Meet Stripe7/08/2012

          This is brilliant! I've always loved the way bobby pins looked when side by side even just in the package. This is great way to utilize their unique design and totally transform them. Thanks for sharing!

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        20. very pretty.


          I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing this very creative idea!

          doro K.

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        21. Your tutorials are great!

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        22. Anonymous8/15/2012

          omg i love your blog!!

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        23. Great idea! what size bobby pins do you recommend? I find 4.5cm too small and am deciding between getting 6cm or 6.5cm?

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          1. Hi Ivana - Either size will work just fine. The bigger the bobby pins, the bigger the earrings will turn out. Have fun!

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        24. Anonymous11/26/2012

          seems fun

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        25. Nice idea! :)
          xoxo

          p-and-p-style.blogspot.com - Check this DIY-Fashion blog out!

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        26. These are fantastic! thank you!

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        27. You are so genious... I've walked in your lovely blog and found some genious DIY and this is the greatest one. Thank you! For your inspirations.

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        29. wow!! its really gr8 idea....u r amzaing
          www.daybydaycreation.blogspot.com

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        30. amazing idea! love it! :)

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