I first saw the collection on Honestly... Wtf's site.
I knew I wanted to DIY it, but I wasn't sure how. That is, until I saw fortheloveof.net's tutorial. Acrylic star rhinestones were a genius idea! I mentally bookmarked her ideas: the rhinestones, the wire, the glue. I figured I would tackle it a different day.
Then I read the update from truebluemeandyou tumblr saying the tutorial had been taken down.
Eep. I spent the next day making these star pins to share with you guys.
There are a lot of tutorials out there: use foil, use star nail heads, or have big clusters. I like this tutorial from Glitter Mint--I borrowed her trick with the wire through the pin.
This is my contribution to the Rodarte star hair pin craze, I loved making them and hope it inspires people like others posts have inspired me.
I went to two craft stores, Michaels and AC Moore.
MICHAELS: jewels, wire and gold spray paint
AC MOORE: buttons and barrettes
Purchase thick wire, I'm using 20 guage.
+ pliers and wire cutters
Before we get started, I'm going to show how to do 'the loop'.
Grip the wire in between your pliers, and then just loop it around one of the ends.
How to make a loop at the end.
LET'S GET STARTED
Snip a long piece of wire and slide it through the button holes. Take your pliers and twist the two sides together tightly.
The next steps are where you can get creative.
1 and 2. I made a loop.
3. I added a second star.
4. I added a fourth star and more loops.
SO basically, using the one piece of wire, you will be making loops.
When the wire runs out, tuck it into the back of one of the button stars.
Set it aside.
Snip another long piece of wire. Slip it through the holes at either end of the hair barrette.
Now take your piece from earlier and fit it on top of your barrette.
What we have to do now is secure the piece to the barrette.
This next step won't be true for every piece-- I took the wire and slipped it unto the button holes because it fit perfectly.
It will not always be a perfect fit.
Wrap it around the stars, wire, barrette, wrap it and secure it.
Use the wire to make even more loops and 'falling stars'.
This is your skeleton.
Add glue to your loops.
Stick on your stars! Let it dry.
Now you are ready to spraypaint.
(for this part, I'm going to use a different pins.)
Please lay newspaper down and spray outside or in a well-ventilated area! The fumes are no joke.
Let them dry.
Then you're finished!
Here is a before and after spraypainting job!
Thanks for reading!
Don't be afraid to experiment with different shapes!
If you have any questions or comments, please send them my way!
I made bobby pins too.