Embellished Bobby Pins

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Lately I've been feeling particularly lazy with my hair. Instead of adding waves or pretty braids, I've just been letting it air dry and hoping for the best. But since I like the look of unfussy hair with a twist, I decided to dress up a few basic bobby pins. I used items I already had at home (leftover from other projects like these) and made three different variations. 

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Things you'll need: a glue gun, bobby pins, studs, rosettes (purchased at Michael's), ribbon, and scissors.

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I glued square studs along the flat side of the bobby pin. I usually think of barrettes as having such a sweet vibe, but I like how these (especially when stacked together) bring a bit of a punk vibe to a simple hairstyle.

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For the second set of bobby pins I reused some rosettes to channel Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors. I glued one rose onto each pin so that I could kind of disperse them throughout my hair without going too flower child. 

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For the last set of pins, I made small bows and secured them to the ends. I think it looks best with a messy ponytail - it adds just a touch of schoolgirl prep minus the plaid uniform.

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