Monday, November 8, 2010

Embellished Bobby Pins

I have had a string of craft failures lately (don't you hate that?) so I needed a quick, impossible to screw up, craft.

I found these fabric covered scrapbooking brads at Joann's. I loved them immediately, but I don't paper scrapbooking I thought they might be fun to attach to bobby pins!

First, I pulled both prongs on the back straight up:

Then I cut them with some wire snippers (I really don't know the actual name of the tool I used...sorry).

After I snipped them off, I used the snippers to press the little sharp ends down:

Next, I cut out little circles on felt that were a little smaller than the brads:

I sandwiched the piece of felt in the bobby pin:

Finally, I hot glued the back of the brad to the top part of the bobby pin:

That's it! Super easy and I got a little bit of my crafting confidence back:) I love putting them in my daughter's hair...and I even wore one myself the other day.

The total price for all 12 embellished bobby pins was $1.40! The brads were $2.99 but I had a coupon and I already had the pins:)

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Tatertots and Jello


  1. Visiting via the Weekend Wrap UP. I love these pins (I don't know too much about scrapbooking but I need to find those brads, it seems it is less expensive than making your own covered buttons)and I am most intrigued by your mention of craft failures. I have had a few of these as well (stitch ripper is my friend right now) and sometimes you just need to put things aside and attempt an instant gratification project!

  2. Love it! I never thought of using brads--good idea!

  3. I love this idea. I did it with little flower brads and they are cute!!! Thanks!

  4. I love these bobby pins! They are so pretty! I have these brad too, but never thought to do anything like this with them! Awesome job!
    {don't you hate it when you have some crafting disasters? I've had my share too!} Angie xo

  5. I LOVE THIS! This is so fabulous! I found your link through tatertotsandjello! I posted a link of some of my stuff! I'd love for you to check it out! I'm also doing a giveaway soon for a FREE UNIQUE BAG!!!

    I'd LOVE for you to stop by!
    Mucho love. Nichelle.

    p.s. i'm your newest follower.

  6. Hi Michelle! thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I love this idea. I would love to make these with my daughter.



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