I seriously cannot live without bobby pins. My refusal to get a haircut combined with my hair’s predisposition to frizz in the summer and static in the winter all make it a necessary item to have in my purse at all times.
The dollar store is where I buy all my bobby pins because, really, what’s the diff? The good thing is that it’s usually only $1.25 for a pack of approx. 60 pins (as opposed to $2-4 at the drugstore). The bad thing is that they come in two very boring finishes: silver and copper. So, in an effort to prettify said pins, I decided to paint them using nail polish.
What you’ll need:
- bobby pins
- choice of nail polish (here I used Revlon Top Speed in Jaded)
- 8 1/2 X 11 paper (folded in half twice)
Line up your bobby pins along the side of the paper, leaving enough room between each so they don’t stick together.
Apply a thin coat, let it dry then repeat until you are satisfied
Make a 2 inch fold along on the opposite side of the paper. This will act as a ‘leg’ making it possible for you to prop the paper up to dry the bottom side of the bobby pin.
Allow the bobby pins to dry for at least 15 minutes then gently pull from the paper.
Fill in any spots with more nail polish.
Et voilà! Customized bobby pins .