DIY Heart Hair Pins | Ruffled Paper

Friday, January 31, 2014
Happy Friday! Jessica from Ruffled Paper is taking over today with this awesome DIY. I need a set of these for my hair now. So cute! Have a fantastic weekend!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Jackie and I worked on a DIY project this weekend for Valentine’s Day that we wanted to share with you. It’s totally cute. Last week we went to Hobby Lobby to pick up some supplies and Jack mentioned she wanted to start making clay jewelry. She picked up some clay and tools (it’s actually pretty inexpensive). She’s been working on some things that we will share with you soon, but we did this one today and thought it would be SO cute for Valentine’s Day! We made bobby pins with clay hearts on the end. Looks difficult, but is totally easy.

We started with a small amount of oven-bake clay in light pink. We rolled the clay to about 1/4 inch and then used a small sized heart shaped cookie cutter. We then took pins we bought a few years back on etsy. They were about $4 for a pack of six. Gently push the tip of the pin into the clay heart. It should be deep enough to grip, but not too deep that it indents the front of the clay piece.
After you have the pins ready to go. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Bake the clay hearts and pins for twenty minutes on parchment paper(make sure you use pure metal pins for this step).
When you remove the pins from the oven allow some time for them to dry completely. We left the pink pin as is because we really liked the color of it. The other one we glittered (why of course!). We painted just the heart with decoupage and sprinkled on the glitter. Allow it to dry and then apply another layer of decoupage to the glitter.
A helpful tip when working with this clay, wear rubber gloves! The texture of the dried clay on your hands is not fun and the gloves reduce fingerprint marks, oil, and any dirt particles.

It was a lot of fun and easy to do on a lazy day. Plus, when you divide it up each pin ended up costing about .50 to make. If you try this one out – send pictures to hello[at] We’d love to see what you all come up with!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend! 

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