I’ve long been a fan of Spin Pins. They are a million times better than bobby pins or most hair elastics for up-dos and buns. I always have a spin pin in my purse and in my hair arsenal – they come in so handy! If you’ve never used one, I have a tutorial here. A spin pin provides the hold of twenty bobby pins, and because of how it twists into your hair, it’s practically invisible. And that’s what got me thinking…because sometimes, you don’t want your hair clips to be totally invisible – you want a little sparkle to dress things up.
In my mom’s never-ending quest to de-clutter her house, she gave me some old jewelry that belonged to my great-grandmother. My great-grandmother didn’t have pierced ears, so the majority of the jewelry was clip-on earrings. I thought the jewelry would really dress-up a hairstyle, and an idea was born. This is incredibly simple – you can make a bunch in five minutes! So grab some spin pins (you can get them on Amazon, at Target, or at most drug stores), old jewelry, and a glue gun and get to work.
Spin pins, any size/color will work
Extra glue sticks
If your old jewelry has a backing on it, remove it. Some of my great-grandmother’s stuff was so old the backings popped right off with little pressure.
I did have to use wire cutters to remove the backs of others. If you do, make sure you a) have protective glasses on (seriously!) and b) if a jagged/sharp edge remains either file it down, or cover it completely with hot glue.
Using your hot glue gun, glue your jewels to the top of your pin. Take your time and glue in small amounts, letting the glue set before you add more. Glue all over the jewel and pin, making sure it’s secure.
Annnnd…you’re done! It’s that easy.
Little Miss Make Everything Beautiful looooves these new spin pins.
“Mommy, they’re so sparkly and beautiful!”
She’s thinking about how awesome I am.
If you have any questions, let me know. Have fun!