Friday, April 20, 2012

DIY// bobby pin earrings

So along with this DIY,  I'm also trying out a new photo editing site called PicMonkey. So that's why all my pictures have such lovely effects. Let me know what you think!

These are my bobby pin earrings that I talked about doing in this post. Mine are slightly different than the tutorial I followed. I used bigger pins and different colors, but the concept is still the same. 

- Craft wire
- Earring hooks
- Bobby pins
- Nail polish

Start by painting your pins.
If you bought your pins new, keep them on the little cardboard piece that they came on.  This helps them keep them straight when you are painting them. If they aren't new, pin then on something that will keep them straight. 

Simply tape off the areas you want to paint, and paint whatever pattern you like. I just stuck with easy stripes. You could do chevron, diamonds, etc. Whatever you want.
Let your paint dry and carefully feel back the tape. 

Next, prepare your wire. I cut two strips of metal wire and twisted them around each other. Take your pins off your cardboard piece, and slip on to the wire. Shape your wire and attach your hook. Wrap once again around for security and cut the excess off.

Repeat these steps for the second earring. 
Totally cool, right? And if you ever need a pin to hold your hair back, just slip one off your earring and you're good to go!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Please give me feedback on what you'd like to see here! I'm taking requests! :)


  1. WOW! Those are so cute! I love it! Maybe you could make a tutorial on a necklace with the same idea? That might be cool too:) Have an amazing day!

    Hannah Mae

    1. That would be really cool! Thank you so much!

  2. I am absolutely obsessed with these earrings! It is 11:30 pm at night, but i'm getting that creative itch, i might just have to paint some bobby pins :) Thank you for the inspiration, such a wonderful project!

    ~ Margo Isadora

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! It means so much! And yes I get those urges ALL the time!!

  3. Made them last night and wore them today, got lots of compliments! Love them :)

    Thank you,
    Margo Isadora

  4. This is so cool! I love how you repurposed the bobby pins.
    Erin @

  5. Very cute! I love the colors you used and the color blocking. Thanks for sharing this idea! :)

  6. These are so cool! I love them! I think I will have to try it out! Thanks for sharing them!!

  7. These was a wonderful idea for my friends in our next lady´s party!!!
    It was my first time here and I only can say, Thank you so much

    From the Caribbean blue island


  8. Amazing! Pinned them and am definitely going to make some. Love it!

  9. This awesome! I'll try this one :)

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    Don't fall for the " I had my eye removed" stuff, there's another seller saying the same thing.

  11. thank you

  12. thank you

  13. Hi my name is Beth, and I'm the author of CleanJewelry. We post pretty much everything about jewelry - knock-off jewelry, celebrity jewelry, jewelry care - and DIY projects! I hope you'll take a look :)

    I wanted to let you know I am featuring this post.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your beautiful bobby pin earrings designs . Amazing ! Pinned them and i'm definitely going to make some . Love it! It was my first time here and I only can say, Thank you so much .

  15. hey!
    how many mm was the craft wire you used?


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