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
First:
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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!)

Second:
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Use a hot glue gun to apply the studs! Easy right???
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Bobby Pins

First:
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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.

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

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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!

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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!)
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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.

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…and a side view:
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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.
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I really love this new vest!

-The Whale