This week: make jeweled bobbies from earrings (inspired by Anthropologie jeweled bobby pins).
Hello again! Steph here to show you yet another fabulously easy DIY project you can make with simple materials you probably have around the house.
I often peruse Anthropologie’s website for DIY ideas. I absolutely love their style, but it can be a bit out of my price range especially when some of the items can easily be made at home. When I saw these bobbies on their site, I couldn’t resist. Keep reading for the full tutorial:
Materials to make jeweled bobbies from earrings:
- -Bobby Pins
- -Nail Polish
- -Costume Jewelry (i.e. The sparkliest earrings you can find)
- -Hot Glue
Paint the top of the bobby pins and let them dry. While the nail polish dries, go ahead and snap off the stems from the back of the earrings. A few bends with pliers snapped those stems right off of my earrings.
Cut out tiny squares of felt and glue them to the back of the jewel. Make sure it’s small enough so you don’t see bits of felt sticking out from the front. Then cut an even smaller piece of felt and “thread” it through the top of the bobby pin.
Hot glue the smaller piece while it’s still in the bobby pin to the back of the felt on the jewel. Let it dry and voila! Bling for your hair!
You could also make embellished bobbies with buttons, charms, pins, really anything with a flat back. (I feel like I say this in all these posts, but) The possibilities are endless! That’s the best part of DIY, you get an opportunity to put your own creative spin on a project to make it unique for you!