DIY Studded Hair Pins!

Hey, everyone!

I have a little DIY for you today!

DIY Studded Hair Pins

These are all super easy but also super cute! Check it out!

you need

-Hair clip/ bobby pins
-Hot glue gun
-studs (I pulled mine off of an old belt, but you can get them at craft stores!)

Studded Clip

Figure out how many studs you need to cover your clip. Fold in the prongs for that amount of studs. (A pair of pliers come in handy here!)

Use a hot glue gun to apply the studs! Easy right???

Bobby Pins

Apply a generous dab of hot glue into the cavity of a stud and press the end of a bobby pin into it flat side up.

Fold the stud prongs in over the bobby pin. (Pliers also hand here!) Done!

I love how easy these are and also how much fun and variation you can do! Obviously for the bow, I just glued one stud in the center… I figured you guys could catch onto that. :]

-The Whale


Denim and Lace: Vest

Hello hello!

This post is a bit late… I know. I’m slacking. Oh well. Its here now!

I have a new upcycle to share! It is probably one of my favorites so far!


I made a vest! That’s a new one for me. Does anyone remember the denim and crochet shirt I did a while back? Well, to make this vest, I used the back from that shirt which I had cut out, as well as some thrifted lace curtains (which I found for $6 unopened not long ago and snagged to use as fabric!)

To construct this vest, I traced the denim part I had onto the lace and then cut that in half to create the two sides of the front of the vest. I then sewed it all together on my trusty sewing machine.

…and a side view:

I still felt as though it needed a little something extra… a little more personality. I then decided to add a denim pocket to the front. I had a denim dress in my pile of stuff to work on that had pockets on it, so I simply took one off of the dress and attached it to my vest. Simple. I love when things work out like that…

Yet it still was missing something. I dug around in my random things box for awhile and came across some studs I had pulled off of an old belt I had in high school (I know, don’t judge me…) I decided these were exactly what I was looking for! I attached three to each shoulder and then three to the pocket. Presto.


I really love this new vest!

-The Whale