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Printable Hair Pins


I wanted to try a little experiment, and while I was at it, thought I might share it with you too. All this week I'm featuring some accessories that I've made and today I've made some hair pins.

What I did was to print out some little designs and then attach them to bobby pins. They are the type of thing that I just stick in my hair for fun decoration, because when I try and use bobby pins to actually hold my hair, they fall out and my hair is a mess. Seriously, I think I've used hair pins successfully about three times in my entire life. If that.

Anyway, these are a bit on the strange side, when it comes to accessories, but they are fun and quick to make, and when they get messed up, you can just toss 'em and make more!

Printable Hair Pins

Print out the PDF with fall leaves and buttons or use other small designs.

Printable Hair Pins

Cut out the designs you want, then stitch through them with a sharp needle and embroidery floss.

Printable Hair Pins
Printable Hair Pins

Attach the cut out to your bobby pin. You can tie a knot, or even use some glue.

Printable Hair Pins
Printable Hair Pins

For the leaf, I made a few stitches along the stem. It definitely punctured the paper more, but I suppose that's okay.

To make these more long lasting, you could print the designs onto fabric, or just use little pieces of fabric to add baubles to pins.

And of course, you can use the printable for other projects too...enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. Mollie, you can nail polish your Bobbie pins! This is what I found best; slip your Bobbie pins in wax paper like you would in your hair. Polish the top side of pin to make a good layer and then lay in the sun. I think the sun really sets it without leaving it tacky. Use any color for the occasion!

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  2. I think I just found a great project for school today! My girls will love these :-) Thanks for your continual supply of great ideas, Mollie.

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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 12, 2012. Thanks again.

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  4. the're lovely, I pinned them as soon as I saw the thumbnail! but how long to they last, being paper?

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    1. Probably not real long. These are more for a quick and cute addition for hair...sort of a one-off kinda thing...

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  5. I did these and ran the sheet through my laminator before cutting them out, then glued them on. Worked a treat and they will last lots longer!

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