Guest DIY Blogger Series: Styles by Holly

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Hello fellow Twine and Vines fans! I’m so excited to be a guest blogger for my sister. Let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself.  Along with my sister I also love DIY projects, furniture makeovers and all things vintage, but my favorite items to create are jewelry and accessories!

I thought I would start off the first in a series of DIY tutorials with a simple bobby pin makeover. Everyone probably has those packs of boring bobby pins lying around, so why not vamp them up for summer!  I have seen a few posts on Pinterest, but hadn’t given them much thought, that is until I decided to cut my hair short!

Time: 5-10 minutes

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Materials:

Bobby Pins (any color)

Funky Nail Polish (or whatever you have lying around)

A piece of cardboard scrap

Steps:

Grab your set of bobby pins (I used Conair Bobby Pins in brown).

Separate a few pins on each side of the cardboard (so you have enough room in between to paint)

Spread one coat of nail polish over the length of the bobby pin, and let dry (a few minutes)

Flip cardboard over (not bobby pin!), and paint the other side

Let dry – DONE!

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Tips:

If using a light color nail polish I recommend using the blonde bobby pins (as they are easier to cover)

Don’t get too liberal with your paint, too much paint on the sides may cause the bobby pins to stick to the cardboard

Some of the lighter or neutral color polishes will need two coats, but allow time to dry between coats

Make sure your bobby pins are dry before you flip the cardboard over

Lastly, this project works well with a glass of wine…or two.

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* Be sure to check out Holly’s shop Styles by Holly on Etsy!

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