Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Bad Haircut's Best Friend (4 DIY's in one!)

I think it's safe to say everyone has had a bad haircut at least once in their lifetime. You may go to the same person time and time again, but the hair-fates decide to unleash their wrath on you. The last time I got a haircut, this unlucky person was me. My bangs were cut waaaay too short, and I was in despair, until I remembered Pinterest (thank you, Lord!) is chock full of great hair-ideas. In the past few months (yes, months... that's how bad this haircut was) my bangs have been braided, teased, twisted, you name it!
My bangs have become best friends with bobby pins lately, and I thought it'd be a great idea to jazz up some plain black bobby pins. Seriously, it's the simplest D.I.Y's that end up being used the most, and these are SUPER simple. These are just a few ideas I came up with, and I have more to try, but if you guys ever want to jazz up some bobby pins, here are some super easy D.I.Y's to try!

1) Wrap it!
I was inspired by a set of bobby pins at Aerie a while ago; they were wrapped and had a tribal vibe to them. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like spending $7.50 for two bobby pins! So, DIY!
(I couldn't find a picture of them on the internet, sadly. My recreation is pretty true to the original, though!)

-Threads of different colours
-Bobby pins
-Clear nail polish

Wrap thread around to desired length, knot.

Seal with clear nail polish to prevent fraying.

Close up of how I tied off the ends...


The finished project!
 I love how versatile this project is. You can do tons of different designs in different colors, etc. and it looks too pretty!

2) Glitter!
Simply follow the steps I provided in my last post on how to 'glitta-fy' anything. It's that easy (:

3) Nailed it.
Use your nail polish to add some life to bobby pins! Go wild with the way you paint.

-Nail polish
-Bobby pins
-Clear polish (sealant)

I adore the colorblock trend, so I translated it over to make a cute hair accessory!

4) Embelishments

If you have any loose buttons, jewels, etc. they'd be perfect accents on bobby pins! I used craft-store pearls and a hot glue gun. Make sure to work pretty quickly and be careful with the hot glue gun!

As you can see, there are a myriad of ways to pretty-up even the simplest hair accessory. Make your bobby pins unique and your own!