Pintester Movement v.2: The Hairpins of Ugly

So when Sonja from The Pintester once again shouted out that she was having ANOTHER movement… (hurr hurr)… I signed up right off the bat. The first one I did – The Pigs In Mud Cake – was loads of fun and I thought I could do the same again with something different.

But! New rules. We had to try a Pintest that The Pintester had already pintested.

Get it?

Got it?

Good.

So I scrolled through the blog and decided I would do something crafty again since I am not the craftiest and like a challenge and I found the pintest for Button Bobby Pins. Sonja got the idea from a Pinterest pin via A Homemaker’s Journal.

I immediately remembered I had hairpins (aka bobby pins) in my bathroom and I had a container of “vintage” (aka crappy plastic) buttons somewhere in my craft supply which I had been saving for another project which has been taking it’s sweet time coming to fruition.

So… here’s what I did…

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Ye olde jar of buttons and tube of old hair pins.
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A slightly better view of ye olde buttons and pins. Those pins are meant for blonde hair. I am yet to meet a blonde person with that colour hair.
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Flash forward – I’ve already glued these together. The original instructions say to sew buttons onto the hair pins but mine had shanks that I had to cut off and file down. As you can see, I had some mishap with the glue on one… :(
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Here’s the thing. I am not a patient person… so not only did I borrow the manbeast’s super glue for the project but also his accelerator. One quick spray of this stuff on glue sets that shit hard immediately. It also works rather well on nail polish but I am not telling him why there’s suddenly hardly any left in the can. Ahem.
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So this is where I started to get all artsy with the pin. I can’t do this shit and not put my own spin on it. So I grabbed some extra stuff like wire and beads and pearls… and… well…
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… this started happening…
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… and this…
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… and then I decided to go for broke and add some ugly!
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And this is what I finished up with. It looks particularly ugly here but in the hair it actually looks ok. It does. I swear!
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The collection so far! But I wanted MOAR!
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I grabbed a packet of teeny-tiny watch parts I’d bought and glues some to a washer, like this…
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Oops – not a hairpin! The manbeast and I share a craft table and he had this guy out waiting for the next lick of paint. Inneecute? (Cute in a bitey-rip-you-apart way.)
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Steampunky goodness! This was a little cameo button which I fell in love with. Again, I had to cut and file the shank away before I glued it on.
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Ta-dah! The finished product and possibly my first ever steampunk ANYTHING.
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All of the bobby pins. Take a bow.

Nailed it.

(The steampunk hairpin has already been claimed.)

5 Replies to “Pintester Movement v.2: The Hairpins of Ugly”

  1. Those are amazing. I am blown away by the detail you put into each one of them. Great job

  2. Those hair pins are gorgeous, I especially love the watch parts on the washer. Everything is just so intricate!

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