Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY: Antrhopologie Inspired Bobby Pins

We absolutely love these bobby pins from Anthropologie,

 Printed Fabric Bobbies

 but at $15, we realized we could make it for a lot cheaper and with items we already own!

So let's get started with this easy project!
You need a variety of nail polishes, wide hair pins, and either tape, a (nail polish) dotting tool, or a thin paintbrush.

If you're using:
Tape: Cute the tape into thin strips and place them in various places on the bobby pin (this works best when there is no " base color" of polish)  Using your choice of polish colors, paint them on the pin where there is no tape. When you're done painting, wait at least 1 hour to make sure everything is dried, then gently pull up the tape. You're finished! This technique will only allow you to create a striped pattern.

Dotting Tool: This tool will allow you to create an abstract design or a dotted pattern on your pins- you can create one by yourself by sticking sewing pins into an eraser. Paint the pins white, then use the dotting tool to either create dots or your abstract design. That's it!

Paintbrush: A simple art and crafts paintbrush (not pictured below) can be used to create different sizes of stripes/lines. Start off with a coat of white polish, then carefully paint on stripes, dots, or an abstract design. Keep wiping off excess polish, especially when changing colors. When you're finished, clean the brush in nail polish remover. We decided to use this method.

When you're finished with your design, make sure it completely dries ( give it 20+ min.) and add a top coat of clear nail polish if you wish.

What did you think about this tutorial? If you're thinking of trying it out- comment below! We'd love Don't forget to check out our Etsy shop: 

♥Parisorn and Parisa                       

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