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DIY Beaded Bobby Pins

Hi friends! I’m Erica from Dwell Beautiful and since it’s 3rd Thursday of the month, that means I’ll be sharing an easy craft tutorial with you all! Summer is wedding and party season, and I always like dressing up and doing my hair. One easy way to add flair to your ‘do is to throw in some cute decorative bobby pins! And you don’t even have to go buy some – you can make them yourself with leftover beads and some old bobby pins! Try making your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins in a few easy steps!
It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COMThese are super easy and quick to make and I love how you can customize them to go with any outfit you’ll be wearing this summer based on what color and style beads you choose! Let’s get started shall we?

Beaded Bobby Pin Materials

It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

– Thin jewelry wire

– Wire cutters

– Beads in your choice of color and style

– Jewelry pliers

– Old bobby pins

Step 1

It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Cut a short piece of jewelry wire (probably about 3-4 inches) and thread a bead of your choice onto the wire, press down the sides of the wire on either side of the bead to keep the bead in place in the middle.

Step 2

It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 

Loop your wire through the top of the bobby pin and then use your jewelry pliers to grab both pieces of wire right underneath the bead and then twist. By twisting the pliers you create a twist-tie effect under the bead, which holds it in place to the head of the bobby pin.

Step 3

It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Take the remaining wire, clamp the very ends of both pieces in the jewelery pliers and then wrap the wires in the same direction around the top of the bobby pin right underneath the bead. This adds extra stability and keeps the bead from jiggling around. Push the ends of the wire in towards the center so they don’t stick out and snag your hair! Repeat for as many bobby pins as you want.

And here are mine all finished!

It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

I picked aqua and red since they were my wedding colors and looking at them just makes me so happy! I also love the different styles and shapes of the beads. You can mix and match for truly endless combinations! I had my hubby snap a few pictures of the back of my head with the bobby pins in (as it’s basically impossible to take a picture of the back of your own head!) and I really like how they look.

It is wedding and party season and I always like dressing up my hair for special occasions with cute decorative bobby pins. In a few easy steps you can make  your own DIY Beaded Bobby Pins and be on your way to a beautiful new hairstyle! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 

 

I just love how pretty they are and I know that I’ll be wearing these a lot with the all the shindigs I’ll be going to this summer! Thanks so much to Susan again for having me along and I’ll see you next month! In the meantime, don’t be shy and come on over to Dwell Beautiful to say ‘hi!’ if you have the time!

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
Susan B

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks, I was looking for some last minute gifts for two friends and this is perfect. Also they will make great party favors for my granddaughters birthday next month. Great job!

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