Tuesday, July 29, 2008

DIY colored bobby pins

looking for a way to add flair to your outfit?

tired of piling on heavy jewelry during these hot summer nights but left wanting another accessory for your outfit??

well fashionistas, have i got the perfect solutions for you!!

painted bobby pins!

i bet you all have those fly aways you pin off your face or perhaps a set of bangs that sometimes you just don't feel like blowing out. so.. instead of using regular, camouflaged bobby pins used colored ones that coordinate with your outfit!

my roommate expressed her desire for some colored bobby pins. yet, she couldn't find them anywhere! so.. i came up with the [brilliant] idea of using our nailpolish.

it's perfect.. we obviously like the colors we own and they already coordinate with our outfits because they're what we use to paint our nails!

sometimes two coats are needed for full coverage of the pins. i also recommend doing a cute design.. such as; polka dots, stripes, multi colored.

my roommate and i decorated some bobby pins just last week and now we are obsessed! try it out.


  1. great idea caitlin! do you recommend doing more than one coat? I tried with some purple, pink, and turquoise nail polish but it seemed a little dark..any suggestions?

  2. Hey sweetza10! I do recommend doing more than one coat... I had to do 2 or 3 to get a really solid color. If those colors seem dark run down to the CVS and get a cheap bottle of nailpolish in a brighter color. Or, try using lighter bobby pins (such as the blonde versions). If that still seems dark, trying a base coat of white underneath, then do your color on top.

    I folded a piece of paper twice longways then slid my bobbypins on the paper to make painting them easier. I also painted the bottom of the bobbypins but that really isn't necessary.

    Let me know if this helps... and as always, thanks for commenting!