Anthropologie Ribbon DIY Bobby Pins

DIY Anthropologie Bobby Pins |

I’m a nut over bobby pins. The best hair bling for gals with short hair! I saw these on Anthropologie and was not about to pay $18 bucks for them. (They are on sale now so I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought that was crazy.) Still, I’d rather make my own ribbon bobby pins to customize the color.

DIY Anthropologie Bobby Pins |

Anthropologie DIY Bobby Pins

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Anthropologie DIY Bobby Pins |

Step 1: Start at the bottom of the bobby pin and secure the ribbon with a dab of E-6000 glue. Give that a chance to dry.

Step 2: Loop the ribbon back and forth through the top of the bobby pin. You’ll have to use your fingers to pry open the bobby pin while you work. Push the ribbon down as you go to keep it tightly together.

Anthropologie DIY Bobby Pins |

Step 3: When you reach the end, loop the ribbon around and dab with glue. Secure with a regular bobby pin and let dry over night.


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  1. Sybyl says

    Where did you get your ribbon? I am having a hard time finding 1/4 inch ribbon? I keep finding 1/8 and 3/8.



    • Chase says

      You can use the 1/8 inch ribbon also! It becomes a more delicate intricate design, even more beautiful :) Hope this helps!

  2. Tosha says

    I also found the bobby pins at Walmart. I live in a very small town so our Walmart isnt very big and I couldn’t find the Goody brand but I found the same pins carried by Scunci. They are no slip grip- all day hold pins

  3. Anne says

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but by the time I got around to making these the Target link was out of date and I have no idea what these fancy bobby pins are called (and no matter what I search on the internet I can’t seem to find them).
    Do you remember the name of this type of pin? I would be forever indebted :-)

  4. says

    This is one of those times where the diy version looks so much better than the original. I find that happens a lot with Anthropologie look a likes.

  5. says

    Okay, I know I just commented, but I'm commenting again to let you know I'm following, because I just looked through some of your other posts and I actually think I could do MOST of this stuff! REALLY! I can't believe it! I'm completely incompetent when it comes to crafts, and I could actually make this pretty stuff! I'm excited!
    Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

  6. says

    Well that's brilliant! I use bobby pins constantly! I have long hair, but there are always pieces that just won't cooperate, and I use bobby pins to secure them. These look gorgeous! You did a great job photographing the whole process too! I think I might actually be able to do this, and I'm somewhat deficient in the crafty department! LOL

    I'm stopping by from the Wednesday Window Blog Hop! Love this! Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Smiles, Jenn @ Misadventures in Motherhood

  7. bizzandbooboo says

    These are so wonderful – thank you for sharing!!!
    PS – I found your blog on the Wednesday Window linky at Frugality is Free!!

  8. Nikki says

    wow! These clips are so cute! what a great idea! I will have to make some for my little girl! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  9. says

    These are TOO COOL! I have to make some like ASAP for my daughter…okay lets be honest…for myself as well! Thanks for sharing where you got the bobby pins…I have not seen those before. Im so excited to make some! Thanks for sharing :)

    I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We party until Monday, so you have plenty of time to stop by. Hope to see you!


  10. says

    LOVE these!! I so have to make this. I use these exact pins to keep one side of my hair out of my face almost everyday. Found you on WGW on Someday Crafts.

  11. says

    I am sure other people have said this – but the DIY version looks A LOT better than anthro's. I was JUST in there on Saturday while in Manhattan. Gosh I love that store…expensive though. I bough the initial mugs :) XO

  12. says

    This looks awesome! I love when you can recreate something & have it look just as great as the original–for a lot less money. :) You are super talented!

  13. says

    These are fantastic!!!! So simple to make, I would not pay so much for them either! I think my daughter would really like these, so I'm going to do this as a DIY project at her sleepover party!!! Thanks so much for another KILLER DIY :)

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