Sunday, July 22, 2012

Easy DIY bobby pins from vintage earrings

While I was trying my hand at making my own bobby pins, I decided to make some with some single vintage clip earrings and a button I had in my stash. I had originally planned to use the earrings in my DIY rings, but they just didn't fit on the ring bases well. They worked perfectly for the bobby pins.

 I cut a tiny piece of felt and slipped it under the bobby pin and then glued my earrings and button straight to the pin and the felt with some E6000. I'm really pleased with these. All you need to do is remove the earring clip and button shanks with some pliers or jewelers wire cutters and glue them on some pins.

Check out my rings from vintage earrings HERE.

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  1. What a great idea! We'd love to include the bobby pins as a how-to on Interested? Feel free to email me at

  2. Love!!! My hair is at that length where I need pins to make it do anything - great way to dress them up with some vintage bling!

  3. These are cute and lovely. I've made them from buttons before, but this is an even better idea. I am here from a link party, and happy to be your newest follower. I'd love to have you stop by my blog:

  4. So simple, I love it! And what a great excuse to go garage sale hunting :-)

  5. Wonderful! I love the use of the vintage earrings. Thanks for sharing! I also love your blog background!

  6. Hi Fonda-

    I love the idea of reusing vintage earrings. I had boatloads of these from when my gram passed. I need to find that box...

    I featured your post this evening at Creative Juice Thursday. I'll also be pinning, facebooking, and tweeting this post as well. Thanks for sharing last week.

    Take care,

  7. Sooo pretty and fancy! LOVE them!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!


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