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DIY Bobby Pin Earrings

By: Natalie Pirvey for Creme de la Craft

Gather up those bobby pins and make these cute DIY Bobby Pin Earrings from Natalie Pirvey.  These are great and lightweight DIY chevron earrings that everyone is sure to love!  They're so easy to make that you can make a pair for your BFF, too!

DIY Bobby Pin Earrings


  • Bobby Pins
  • Piece of Cardstock or Cardboard
  • White Spray Paint or Nail Polish
  • Acrylic Paint or Nail Polish (colors of your choice)
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • 2 Thin Pieces of Wire
  • Earring Hooks
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil


  1. Clip bobby pins onto a piece of cardstock separating each slightly from one another.

     DIY Bobby Pin Earrings
  2. Apply a layer of white spray paint or nail polish as a primer. Let dry and do the other side.
  3. Paint pins your desired base color with paint or nail polish. Let dry and do the other side.

     DIY Bobby Pin Earrings
  4. Lightly sketch your design onto both sides of pins.

    DIY Bobby Pin Earrings
  5. Paint design onto pins with paint or nail polish. Let dry and do the other side.

    DIY Bobby Pin Earrings
  6. Apply a layer of clear nail polish to seal the paint and add a glossy finish.
  7. Create a triangle shape with the wires, twisting the edges together to close.

    DIY Bobby Pin Earrings
  8. When completely dry, remove pins from the cardstock and run them through the wires.
  9. Attach earring hooks to the wires and voilà!

    DIY Bobby Pin Earrings

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You have got to be kidding me. I was in North Carolina at a Native American store and bought a pair just like these. And I won't say what I paid but I got pennies back from a $20. It was the same design but different colors. I thought it was very imaginative. Now I can make my own! Thank you

I just love this easy DIY Earring. I have made a few different pair in different patterns. I'm all ways asked, "where did you by those ear rings?" I found some baby size bobby pins at a dollar store and just love how cute they look when painted. I also add a coat of clear nail polish to my pins to finish them off. So cute.. Thank you so much for the free pattern..

I think these earrings look too too cheap! I wouldn't wear them because they look just like what they are!

TRUE CRAFTING!! Using what you already have, to create new enjoyment in what you already use! There are several different options if you want to add to this little cutie. For example, various colors of seed beads or E-beads can be added to the top wire, or the wire itself can be easily replaced by a leather or suede cord. So many western designs have the probability for beauty on an idea like this. What an awesome spark to get the creative fires going! Nice job.

awesome who woulda thought. brilliant idea. At first I thought it was seed beads. good going. keep up the original ideas

they are so beautiful will do it, God Bless you

This is an AWESOME idea. Must do this!

very different, neat idea

So beasty clever. thanks.

If you don't have wire, I wonder if you couldn't use a paperclip instead?

Paper clips tend to be a little stiffer than most jewelry wire, but if you have a good set of jewelry pliers, you can manipulate the clip into the correct shape without too much trouble.

OMG. Brilliant! Doing this TODAY!!!

Neat Idea

A great gift for your hairdresser!!

Very clever, I used to do beadwork, but now my fingers don't want to work, so this is a very simple, but pretty craft.

My childhood bobby pin earrings were never this cute!! I just clipped two bobby pins together and clipped one onto my ear. I like these!!!


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