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DIY ANTHROPOLOGIE- INSPIRED BOBBY PINS

DIY-Anthropologie-bobby pins

I love all Anthropologie bobby pins so much. However, I have NEVER been able to bring myself to pay the high price tag on them. I admire them frequently, whenever I'm in the store, but can never commit. But I want them. And as I've mentioned before, when in doubt about being able to afford something that I want, I try to create it at home for less.

DIY-Anthropologie-bobby pins

These bobby pins are so cute and stylish, and all the supplies can easily be found at your local craft store. These are also super easy to make, which makes it super worth it, in my book, to DIY these instead of buy them. Obviously they're not the same, but they are unique and affordable so I'll take it. 

DIY-Anthropologie-bobby pins

What you need:

bobby pins (gold)

various buttons or beads

hot glue gun

DIY-Anthropologie-bobby pins

How to make these:

The hardest part of this process is finding the beads or buttons you love. I spent probably about 45 minutes searching the craft store and ended up picking a variety of supplies. I bought a variety-pack of buttons and then bought some smaller strands of beads. Because I had a very specific aesthetic in mind and needed to find the right beads to achieve it, I bought a variety. Once you've got your beads picked out, the project is basically finished. 

Warm up your hot glue gun first. Then attach the bead/button to your bobby pin using hot glue. Let them set overnight before attempting to wear. I also recommend only wearing one at a time since they are sort of costumey, they should be treated as a statement accessory. Also, make sure your bobby pins are the sturdiest, thickest ones you can find.

DIY-Anthropologie-bobby pins

That's all there is to it!

What do you think? How did yours come out? Tell me what questions you have!

 

DIY VANITY TRAY

DIY VANITY TRAY

I love this little DIY so much, and think it turned out pretty well. It is relatively easy to create, the most difficult part of this project is patience! Believe me, patience is important otherwise your tray will FALL APART the second you pick it up. You must, must, must leave it for at least a day (or two) to dry. The glue is strong, but not unless you let it cure for a few days. I had to redo the attachment process two times, so just be sure to let it dry once everything is perfectly attached, and do not attempt to lift the tray by the handles (they are decorative mostly). Another great thing is how few supplies you need to actually create this. You don't have to spend a lot of money upfront to make this DIY, I think I spent about 20-30 dollars total. If you have old drawer pulls that you can paint, or already have a strong glue or a tile, you can spend even less. So let's get to it!

DIY AGATE COASTERS

DIY AGATE COASTERS

I first fell in love with agate coasters after seeing them at West Elm and other high end stores. After being unwilling to shell out the 100 bucks needed to purchase the coasters, I realized I should try the DIY route. I like to use this strategy for pretty much everything. If I can't find an affordable option for something that I'm lusting after, I get creative and learn how to do-it-myself. It doesn't always work out so well, but these coasters came out perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for.