While they are indispensable when it comes time to whip your hair into a crazy up-do, I will admit that 99% of the time my collection of bobby pins is more likely to be found collecting dust in my bathroom cabinet.  Besides securing your tresses in a French twist, what else can you do with them?  Natalie from Creme de la Craft used a little paint to transform a few of them into a pair of flirty chevron earrings with a fringed, tribal feel.  If chevron isn’t your favorite, try using the same technique to apply other patterns to the earrings!  [how to make chevron bobby pin earrings]

Project estimate:

  • Bobby pins, on hand or $1
  • Paint or nail polish, on hand
  • Wire, on hand
  • Earring hooks, on hand

Total:  Free and up