Colored Bobby Pins

Every time I decide to chop my hair short, bobby pins suddenly become my new best friend. The down side is that they can become rather boring unless I want to spend a good deal of money on fancy pins.

Quick and Painless Craft: Colored Bobby Pins

They are just plain and boring. While they get the job done, they aren’t very pretty or exciting.

The Solution

So without having to spend a single penny I have figured out a way to make custom bobby pins in minutes with a little nail polish.

Quick and Painless Craft: Colored Bobby Pins

Gather up a couple bottles of your favorite nail colors and start painting! (Yes, I realize that I painted on the wrong side of the bobby pin…)

Quick and Painless Craft: Colored Bobby Pins

Quick and Painless Craft: Colored Bobby Pins


  1. Cheap – No worries if your first, second, or even third try don’t come out the way you wanted
  2. Simple – These are so easy that even a child can make their own (with supervision, of course!)
  3. Easily Replaceable – Bobby pins tend to get lost rather easily, but with these personalized ones you can just make more!

Is this something that you think you might try? Do you have any quick and easy ways to add some color and coordination to your accessories?

If you like this craft, please consider sharing with your friends…unless you want to keep this secret to yourself!

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  1. Madaline

    Such a cute idea! Wish I had thought of this during my ballet years!

    • mrsdmeeks

      I love how quick, easy, and customizable it is 🙂 You can make them to match every outfit!

  2. Stephanie Cox

    I never thought to do this! How quick and fun! Add a pop of color to you hairstyle!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Exactly! And they are great for growing your hair out (like my current mullet!)

  3. Leah Kathryn

    So easy! I will remember this when I have kids, bc the colored bobby pins are way expensive!

    • mrsdmeeks

      They really are and it just feels silly to spend money on something like that!

  4. Mandy

    This is an awesome idea! I have so many extra bottles of nail polish just lying around too

    • mrsdmeeks

      Exactly…and I have a 4 year old girl so I have every shade of pink and purple you can imagine!

  5. Jen

    And here I have been buying the colored ones like a sap for so long. Dang! I am so glad you shared this though, because now I am totally going to try and rock it!

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