Thursday, April 26, 2012

Decorated Hairpins--with paint chip samples

Don’t throw away those paint chip samples from your home painting projects. Recycle them to create these cute decorated hairpins for anyone, any time, any season!

You will need:

Pack of Hairpins with bezel

Clear dimensional glaze (I used Dimensional Magic by Mod Podge available in craft stores and online)

Various color paint chip samples

Tacky craft glue


Small paper punches in any motif

Piece of cardboard, a cereal box is great for this use.

Ruler, scissors, pencil

1.     Measure the inside of the bezel and cut out a background color to fit.  Trim if necessary.  Dab a tiny bit of tacky glue on the inside of the bezel and place the background piece inside.

2.     From another coordinating color paint chip sample, punch out a motif in a size that will fit inside the bezel.

3.     Dab a tiny bit of glue in the bezel center and using the tweezers place the motif inside. 

4.     Attach the pins to a piece of thin cardboard so that they will remain level.

5.     Do not shake the dimensional glaze, as it will cause bubbles to form. Fill each pin to the top edge.  If any bubbles appear pop with a pin. The glaze will look cloudy but dries clear and shiny.

6.     Place aside and let the pin dry for several hours till dry.  Drying times will vary according to humidity and temperature, 24 hours drying time is best.


  1. I love these!!!! I must make them for my daughter. She will just die!!!

  2. What a cool project! I love paint chip samples (and have collected a lot of them). This would be a fun and cute use for them!

  3. This is really cute! Excellent crafty project!!! A+++

  4. such cute hair pins.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

  5. TThank you for this tutorial, I love it.

  6. What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.

  7. This is such a great idea. You keep posting such cute things on Dare to Share that Kara now wants to make. I am featuring your hair pins on my Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you link up next.


  8. Que lindas orquillas, es una bonita técnica.


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