Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hair Pin DIY

We Live Upstairs Hair Pin DIY
So...remember all of those crafting projects I claimed to be so busy with over the past month? I wasn't lying! Here are some hair pins I came up with on the fly, one Sunday afternoon. Being as I had already finished these (and all the rest of my crafts) by the time I was able to take decent photos of everything, they won't actually be step-by-step. But most of the supplies are pictured, and hopefully any instructions will be easy to follow : ). Enjoy!

We Live Upstairs Hair Pin DIY
You Will Need:
-As many bobby pins as your heart desires.
-Jewelry pliers. The smaller the nose, the better.
-Wire (not pictured, as I used it all). I chose gold, but do you, kittens! You want something thin and that bends quite easily, so something of a higher gauge is most desirable.

We Live Upstairs Hair Pin DIY
I found it easiest to make my shapes/words first, then attach it to the bobby pin. So once you play around with your bendy wire and make an object, open up the bobby pin.

-Place your object on the bumpy side of the pin, to get an idea of where it will attach.
-Take the excess wire coming off of your shape, and start at one end of the bumpy side of your pin.
-Wrap the wire as snugly as possible around and around the pin, until you get to where the pin folds.
-You can cut off the excess wire now, and use your pliers to make sure any snaggy (technical term) parts of the wire are tucked in tightly.
-Use your pliers to close the bobby pin.

We Live Upstairs Hair Pin DIY

We Live Upstairs Hair Pin DIY
Fake flowers are also a great addition, if you happen to have any laying around.

We Live Upstairs Hair Pin DIY
Now, I'm sure you'll be able to see this for yourself, should you try this out, but the clips are pretty delicate/bendable, as thinner wire was used. So try to store them in a spot where they won't be damaged. And gentleness is needed when placing them in hair : ).

Well, that's all I've got for now! Collar necklaces and floral crowns to follow soon(ish)!

5 comments:

  1. I love this! Seriously one of the best DIYs I've seen in awhile!

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    1. Aww, thanks lyds! I had a lot of fun doing it!

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  2. whoa. YES. i always have a fistful of bobbies in my hair. i am doing this right now a million times.

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