Bobby pins to Beauty Pins

Using Bobby pins as a base for pretty flowers and beads.

My nephew, Mike’s( cabin guy), daughter loves crafts and we decided to get together to see what we could do with Bobby pins and my stash of beads. Look at what we came up with.

Some of my beads...


metal beads

There are so many gorgeous beads in Michael’s and Joann’s, aren’t there?

Anyway, one of the things that we did (after I found some old silk flowers at my Mom’s house) was to take apart the flowers and glue one small flower onto a bobby pin. My favorite all time glue is Fabri – Tac glue. It’s water proof and holds on forever. I love it but it smells and makes strings of glue everywhere. Hot glue does NOT work. We tried. Here are some of the little flower barrettes we made (well, Julia made all of these while I kinda looked on – that was the day we dyed the Easter eggs, too, so the little kids were out on the closed in porch doing that).


hair adornments

blue stones

Aren’t they purdy?

hair embellishments

Julia with one of the barrettes she made with bobby pins. This one has a larger cluster of silk flowers...

flower in her hair

My Mom had some silk rosebuds so we stuck some of those on bobby pins, too.

Julia's roses

I love these beads. They are variegated pinks. So lovely. They look lovely in the hair, too. We made lots more bobby pins with beads but I didn’t get pictures of everything. All of the beads looked fantastic on the little  bobby pins and in the hair. Very cool.

two pink beads

Julia explained how she made these sweet little leather earrings. She cut out little triangles of leather that she bought at Joann’s and painted  them with acrylic paints. Then she glued them together. She made a tiny hole so that the earring can be attached.

Aren’t these a cute idea to make earrings? The possibilities are endless. Round shapes, heart shapes, you name it!

leather earrings

These are some earrings that were made from going into the scrapbooking area of Joann’s and looking at all the dimensional stickers. These are little plastic twigs with flowers on them. I LOVE the scrapbooking aisle and all the wonderful stickers. They are always having a 30% or 40% off of stickers sale and Joann’s and Michael’s always have coupons, also. You can sign up at Joann’s online and the coupons will be mailed out to you and if you have a smart phone they will scan the code right off your phone when you get to the register. So many ways to save – ha ha – my hubster says you can save money by not GOING to the store ... :)

branch and flowers

See? They are just little plastic branches.  If you’ve been down the aisles with the stickers and embellishments for scrapbooking you know how many wonderful things that are there.

tiny branch

I thought I took a LOT more pictures than this but, well, you get the idea... bobby pin base and just about anything you can glue onto it, makes pretty hair embellishments. Some things may need to be wired on if the glue isn’t holding. Fabri Tac is great and also E-6000 glue. I’m sure there are others but these are the two I’m familiar with.

IF YOU LIKE THIS - WILL YOU PIN IT? I’d be ever so grateful!

Not getting any compensation from Joann’s or Michael’s. Darn!

Happy Crafting, my friends!!


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  1. These are really charming- love the version with the tiny branches! so original! I'll pin to my get crafty board

  2. Love your bobby pins - especially the little branches! Sooooo much cheaper than a department store too!

  3. These look beautiful! Of course, I'm pinning. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Your flowers look so delicate and feminine! I was just thinking how pretty a row of them would look on the ribbon around a gift. Great idea!


  5. What a great collection of beautiful ways to dress up a bobby pin. Thank you so much for sharing them all with us!

  6. very pretty. I made my own floral bobby pins for my hair when I got married. :-) Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted Friday!

  7. The bobby pins are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I'm pinning them!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this at my say G'day Saturday party. I have just pinned this and shared this on twitter.

    If you have a moment to stop by my blog for this week's party I'm inviting my pinning blogger friends to pin to my Mother's Day group board. I'd be thrilled if you could join in!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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