DIY Colourful Bobby Pins

Bobby Pins

If you’re like me, you’re no stranger to the bobby pin.  You’ve got hundreds of them hiding around the house and use them on a daily basis when your hair just won’t cooperate or when you want to try a fun style.  Let’s face it – sometimes they can get pretty boring, which is why I’ve got this really quick and super easy DIY to brighten them up a little today.

Coloured bobby pins

All you need is a handful of bobby pins and some nail polish.  Seriously, that’s it.  Pick colours that you love, that will compliment your hair or your outfit – the nice thing is you’re in complete control.  You can pick any polishes that you want!  All you have to do is polish the wavy side of the bobby pin (the side that will be showing).  Pastel shades show up really well for this project.  If you’re planning on going with a shade that isn’t as bright, I’m going to suggest first applying a layer of white polish and then (once it’s dry) applying your chosen shade.  Let them dry, and go ahead and throw those babies in your hair!

coloured bobby pins

coloured bobby pins

It’s that easy, and it’s a fun way to add some colour to your hair!  Would you give this a try?

I’ll just finish off with this… Something my boyfriend would say.

bobby pins everywhere

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  • Guppy

    I do this with barrettes!

  • I totally want to do this with my bobby pins! I have
    tons of polish and it would be such a great way to add some interest to my
    basic hairstyles. Yours look so great with your red hair!

    • I agree!!!!

    • Thanks lady 🙂 I really like that you can use any polish so it’s easy to make some that will work with your hair!

  • Melinda Jana

    That’s an excellent idea! Now if I can find some of my bobby pins that are floating around to try this

  • lizzysdarcy

    Love bobby pins, they keep the strays away.

  • torlonias

    Can never have enough bobby pins!

  • privyseel

    Oh, those colourful bobby pins are so cute. M U S T buy some, lol! 🙂

  • Heidi C.

    Smart idea! I have a ton of bobby pins and this would be a great way to freshen a look!

  • Victoria Ess

    This is a fun twist!

  • Nicolthe pickle

    Lol at the BF’s words. I like to nail polish things. I’ve done some earrings, but I find I can smell the nail polish on them for a long time.

  • Darlene

    Ok wow, why didn’t I ever think of this!! This is a very neat idea I have a ton of both nail polishes & bobby pins! Thank you I know what I’ll be doing tonight!

  • nia mendonza

    amazing.surely gonna try dis

  • Judy Cowan

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Rafflecopter Judy C

  • Maggie

    That is such a cute idea! Very fun.

  • annet

    How creative! I’m going to do this for my grand daughter! She will love them! Thanks
    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

  • Rini Setiani

    waw…it is a good idea
    great!!!

  • Carla Allio

    I do it also. I’d love to try with holographic polish 😉

  • This is a fantastic idea.I am growing out my bangs and bobby pins are everywhere for real.I love this.

  • Evangelia Kollia

    Love this idea!

  • Glitterfinger Lexa

    OMG how cute are they? Thanks for it!

  • cheridene

    i am trying this straight away!!

  • Elena Alina Craciun

    This is a great idea for future hairstyles.

  • Athena

    what a great idea! I never would have thought of this 🙂

  • Betty Spry

    Now I know what to do with my bobbypins, almost threw them out. but not now will redo for my nieces

  • Amy Lovell

    I would never have thopught of this thansk!

  • Guppy

    You know what would work well too? – brush on some clear polish, sprinkle with dollar store glitter, let set and coat again with clear. Fancy for Christmas/New Years!