1. Home
  2. Accessories

10 Simple but Glamorous DIY Bobby Pins

Ladies, can we all admit how much we depend on bobby pins?! They are the ones we have to thank for keeping our hair in place, making us look neat and orderly! But all of us have probably at one point wished for them to look a bit more exciting or attractive – not to just serve as a hairpin but also as an accessory! If you can relate, check out these 10 DIY bobby pins that are glamorous, stunning and anything but boring!

1. Scrapbook Bobby Pins

VIEW IN GALLERYScrapbook Bobby Pins

When crafting, scrapbook materials always come in handy! They are cute and affordable, making them a great resource for your bobby pin transformations! Pick up some of the scrapbooking supplies that are always catching your eye and let The Frugal Homemaker show you how they will transform your bobby pins from plain to precious!

2. Chanel Pearl Hairpins

VIEW IN GALLERYChanel Pearl Hairpins

These Chanel-style bobby pins are a true perfection; so simple and so elegant! They are such a great pick for special occasions and will really add the cherry on top to your entire attire. Pearls are always a good choice and we thank Honestly WTF for blessing us with this idea!

3. Jewel Bobby Pins


How about some jeweled bobby pins for a gem like yourself?! They will make an outstanding hair accessory, making you look like a jewel goddess! The DIY Dreamer will tell you how to make them and then it’s up to you to make the royals jealous!

4. Rainbow Bobby Pins

VIEW IN GALLERYRainbow Bobby Pins

This is an amazing bobby pin hack if you are in a rush and just need something to spice up your plain bobby pins! We won’t give too much away, but you will see at Club Chica Circle that it’s pretty brilliant and very quick! You can arrange the hairpins into a rainbow or pick a different color palette – the choice is yours!

5. Beaded Bobby Pins

VIEW IN GALLERYBeaded Bobby Pins

Beads offer you so many possibilities! They really have the power to wake up our most creative ideas and push us to try new and crazy things! Make your beaded bobby pins colorful and flamboyant, as now is not the time to hold back your talent! Visit The Schmidty Wife for more details!

6. Katniss Hairpin

VIEW IN GALLERYKatniss hairpin

Some things are evergreen and one of them is Katniss Everdeen. You can now channel the incredibly loved character from The Hunger Games with this arrow bobby pin and go about your day with the same amount of passion and confidence that Katniss has! See how you can make it at Art Is For All!

7. Fabric Bobby Pins

VIEW IN GALLERYFabric Bobby Pins

We’re sure you have some small fabric scraps rolling around from other DIY projects. Why pile them up when you can give them a new purpose? For example, you can use them to upgrade your bobby pins! Christina Williams has the instructions for these cute and girly fabric bobby pins!

8. Embellished Bobby Pins

VIEW IN GALLERYEmbellished Bobby Pins

From bows to studs, Cupcakes and Cashmere is here to show you various different ways to embellish your bobby pins! This is a great opportunity to expand your (embellishing) horizons and your bobby pin collection! Get creative and don’t forget to share the ideas with your friends!

9. Hama Bobby Pins


Have you tried Hama beads yet?! They are so versatile and useful, once you start creating with them you will find it almost impossible to stop! You can start with this project by Live Craft Love and make yourself some unique Hama bobby pins!

10. Star Bobby Pins


Starry hairpins for a true star. Wear these proudly on the days when you need to assert your stardom a little! You can make them in just two short steps and all you need are three supplies. Indeed, looking like a star has never been easier. Find out more at Ruby Jones!

Are you a bobby pin lover? Which of these would you like to see in your hair accessory collection?