Monday, June 29, 2009

VIntage Flower Bobby Pins

vintage flower boby pins


Have you seen these vintage plastic flower pieces floating around on the web? After talking to 2 of my craftiest friends, I'm starting to think I am the only one coveting them! If you do see them around, dont fall for spending a chunk of change on a finished piece. Hunt the web for vintage plastic beads or pieces to find a little stash of your own.

After I got mine I headed to Hobby Lobby to buy some pin backs and was EXCITED to find HL is stepping up and offering the bobby pins, rings, and bales finally! I used a new to me super glue called "Green House." It's container is recyclable aluminum and the actual packaging is biodegradable thin cardboard (as opposed to plastic.) I like that it doesnt have a SCARY fast dry time. The last tube of super glue I bought from a different brand got tossed as soon as the project was done out of fear of some super glue disaster.

I am still working on a series of projects and patterns for some special posts coming up... it's sort of a request/trade ;) You'll see...

3 comments:

jess said...

Now I am coveting! These are great! Are the HL bobby pins the good ones, the kind that do not stretch out after just one use? I need soem good ones.

Amy said...

Those are awesome. But I know I am too lazy to make them, at least at present!

Allyson Hill said...

I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me, the name sounds so cool, like a kind of place I could meander through for a long time! Thanks for the idea, I bought some of these off Etsy a long time ago and haven't done anything with them yet. In fact, I just had them out yesterday and still drew a blank! Ah-ha!