24 Cool And Inexpensive Bobby Pin DIYs

These little guys contain multitudes.

There are a few essential truths about bobby pins.

By Kate Bingaman-Burt.

And a few shocking facts.


Ultimately, though, they’re incredibly versatile.

1. Use them to make a necklace.

Directions here.

2. Make a quick and effective bookmark.

Hopefully your book will have words in it. Directions here.

3. Store them in a cleaned-out Tic Tac container.

4. Punch them up with sparkly hearts.

Directions here.

5. Or shiny stars.

Directions here.

6. Or pom-poms!

All you need is some hot glue.

7. Make art.

Like this artist, who also made a tampon cake.

8. Pick a lock.

Here is how to get out of handcuffs, should you ever find yourself in them.

9. Use polymer clay to make geometric pins.

Directions here.

10. Why stop at shapes? Go for broke and make an avocado.

Or buy these amazing things from Etsy.

11. Paint them with nail polish.

Directions here.

12. Make memorable cards.

Directions here.

13. Make a magnetic holder so you won’t lose quite so many.

Directions here (in Spanish).

14. Or line a drawer with a magnetic strip.

15. Knock off Anthropologie.

These would probably cost like five dollars each from the store.

17. Hold a small nail with a bobby pin to avoid hammering your fingers.

Idea here.

18. Channel “The Hunger Games.”

Get the directions for this Katniss-inspired hair clip here.

19. Make a roach clip.


20. Use them as dotting tools for nail art.

Directions here.

21. Make a hair bow (or bow tie) and hold it securely in place.

Directions here.

22. Wrap geodes for jewelry/magic talismans.

Directions here.

23. Make dangly earrings.

Directions here.

24. Create an awesome hairstyle with basically no effort.

Get the look from refinery29.

Just remember: It’s entirely possible to have too much of a good thing.

<3 you anyway, Xtina.

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