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Graphic DIY Hair Pins: Personalize with Any Word!

Use Mod Melts and Molds to create your own graphic DIY hair pins! Make them with the sayings and paint colors of your choice. Learn how to make hair pins – it’s SO easy.

Skills Required: Beginner. You need hot glue gun experience – which sounds ridiculous, but getting hot glue into the tray can take a moment. However, it’s a relatively simple project that is easily achieved.

Graphic DIY Hair Pins

Hey there! This is Holly from Club Crafted, and I’m excited to share a fun way to make your own graphic DIY hair pins in any short saying with any colors using Mod Melts. This is one of those cute projects to paint, and I think you’re going to love it.

I’ve seen this style of hair pin a lot lately, especially ones with cute sayings in a variety of colors, but I prefer to DIY whenever possible so that I can customize things exactly how I want them.

How to make hair pins

With Mod Melts and a small alphabet mold, you can choose a few very short words – I used WOW, BAE and HEY – to attach to standard bobby pins and paint in whatever colors you’d like.

For an average sized bobby pin, you should limit words to three letters, but this DIY could also work with large clips/pins. Then you’d be able to add more letters. This might even be fun to do with a headband! Think of how long you could get the words. :0

This fashion craft is very easy to make, and I preferred using Mod Melts for this type of project as opposed to something like resin, clay or cement because of the quick dry time. Note, you can use a standard glue gun and glue sticks for this project as well.

Use Mod Melts and Molds to create your own graphic DIY hair pins! Make them with the sayings and paint colors of your choice. SO easy.

Graphic DIY Hair Pins

Supplies:

Silicone alphabet mold

Step 1: Make sure the mold is clean and heat up the Mod Melts gun with a white glue stick. You can use other colors, especially if you want to skip the painting step.

Step 2: Once hot, carefully squeeze the lever to fill the desired letters with glue. Work carefully to ensure the entire mold is filled, and don’t stress if some glue ends up outside of the letter mold. Let dry for about 5 minutes.

hot glue letters that spell HEY with pink paint in a tray and a brush

Step 3: Remove the letters from the mold and use a pair of scissors to very carefully cut away uneven sides or loose glue.

Because the glue is soft, it cuts easily. Once the letters are removed, you can continue filling the mold if you need to make more letters.

Step 4: Paint letters in desired colors, let dry and paint a second coat for best results. If you do not want to change the color of the glue, skip this step.

Letter H made from hot glue

Step 5: Once the paint has dried and all letters are prepared, open the bobby pins and attach to the side of the mold with the flat side facing up.

This step is important to ensure the top and bottom of the bobby pin are separated by the silicone mold.

Step 6: Use the Mod Melts gun to attach the backs of the letters to the tops of the bobby pins, making sure the letters are facing the correct direction you would insert the pins into your hair.

hair clips for girls

(After all, you want to be able to read it.) Then let dry before removing the pins from the edge.

Yield: 3 pins

DIY Hair Pins

Use Mod Melts and Molds to create your own graphic DIY hair pins! Make them with the sayings and paint colors of your choice. SO easy.

Learn how to make hair pins with the message of your choice! This is a fun fashion craft for kids or adults.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Mod Melts, white or other desired color
  • Hot glue gun
  • Silicone mold
  • Bobby pins
  • Acrylic paint

Tools

  • Paint brushes

Instructions

  1. Head up your Mod Melter/hot glue gun with a white stick.
  2. Once hot, carefully squeeze the lever to fill the desired letters with glue. Work carefully to ensure the entire mold is filled. Let cool for five minutes.
  3. Remove the letters from the mold. Use a pair of scissors to very carefully cut away uneven sides or loose glue.
  4. Paint letters in desired colors, let dry and paint a second coat for best results. Let dry.
  5. Once the paint has dried and all letters are prepared, open the bobby pins and attach to the side of the mold with the flat side facing up. Use the Mod Melts gun to attach the backs of the letters to the tops of the bobby pins, making sure the letters are facing the correct direction you would insert the pins into your hair.

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DIY hair accessories

Carefully insert the DIY hair pins in your hair (beware, the glue can potentially pull at your hair!) and have fun with your unique sayings!


Don’t forget to visit me at Club Crafted for more ideas! I’ve also got another simple accessory DIY you should check out . . . this glitter cell phone case:

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Jenna

Monday 15th of May 2017

These are so cute and easy to make! I would totally put them on a pin backing since enamel pins are so trendy right now :) Great blog! -Jenna

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