Make jeweled bobbies from earrings

This week: make jeweled bobbies from earrings (inspired by Anthropologie jeweled bobby pins).

make jeweled bobbies

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.

make jeweled bobbies

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:

jewled bobbies

Materials to make jeweled bobbies from earrings:

  • -Bobby Pins
  • -Nail Polish
  • -Costume Jewelry (i.e. The sparkliest earrings you can find)
  • -Felt
  • -Hot Glue
  • -Pliers

make jeweled bobby pins
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.

jeweled bobby pin how to

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!

bobbie pin craft

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!

make jeweled bobbies

Happy Crafting!

DIY blog  // A designer, maker, crafter, and blogger, Stephanie Hayward spends her days designing  buildings in Columbus, Ohio and nights blogging about design, DIY, and (attempts at making) good food at Stuff Steph Does. She lives with her partner in crime, Brandon, and their spunky little dog, Lucy. //
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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Cha :

    I didn’t quite get the “threading” part…could you post a picture of what I’m supposed to do?

  2. steph :

    Cha – Thanks for your question. The picture right below the list of materials explains it the best. Simply put the smaller piece of felt in between the two pieces of metal at the top of the bobby pin–right where the metal bends. This way when you glue that piece of felt to the felt on the jewel, it will be secured onto the pin. Make sense?

  3. Donna :

    Great idea! Especially since i’m always losing the “other half” to my pair of earrings.

  4. Neha :

    Gonna try this one! I am Indian and so I have soooo many chunky earrings that I rather die but wear in my ears. I can definitely… though wear them in my hair! Superduperness!

  5. Stacy @ Share&Remember :

    I really like these and am making some tonight. I didn’t find the “right” gems for them but these will work. :) Thanks.

  6. Kelly Snelling :

    Those are so cute! I really like how you painted them with polish first to give them that extra Bump of style!