Monday, February 22, 2010

Flower Hair Pins from an Old T-shirt

When I saw this idea on the blog Crafty Schemes I loved it! I have been thinking of a way to jazz up hair pins for awhile so I thought I'd take the idea of using an old t-shirt and apply it to my stash of hair pins.

I have a lot of hair and pins are my go to look when I just can't stand the fullness any longer.  I had a couple of my husband's old T-shirts hanging around and I set to work.  I love them! I think they turned out beautifully.  Unfortunately, my pictures didn't!

Making the flower is really easy and you can check out Crafty Schemes for some great pictures of how to do it. I finished the ends by hot gluing it to the back of the flower. 

I attached the hair pin by pulling it through that end piece and adding a little hot glue.

And here I am modeling:

Can you tell I'm not a natural redhead! Off to do my roots!

Check out the parties I'm linking to this week in the sidebar. Some much inspiration, so little time!


  1. You are very creative indeed! My 13 year old daughter has so many of these things around the house-I am going to have to share this idea with her. We will be back soon to have another look! Thanks for the great idea.

    Best wishes,

  2. Ohh I love the hair pins! I will have to try some of those. I am so glad you were able to make the flowers. Aren't they super simple?

  3. Those are so cute and look great in your hair!

  4. I am not a natural redhead either. I use henna from Germany for my hair color. I use tiny clips to get that mommy friendly hairstyle. I should try your idea for variety. I never thought of adding embellishments. Thanks for visiting the blog and leaving a comment.
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  5. I'm not a natural red head either, but it's totally my preferred color :)

    The lil roses are just adorable!

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

  6. These little flower pins are so pretty. And I have every thing I'd need to make some of my own! Score!

    Thanks for linking this up to A Little Craft Therapy.

  7. That is cute! Great Project. Would love to have you link up at Trendy Treehouse for our Creative Share WED.

  8. Great way to use an old t-shirt! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  9. This is so cute... My daughter and I need to make this...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me again next week for another great party.

    My word was guess!!!! LOL

  10. Hi there....Friday Following you back, cute hairpins, I'm going to make a t-shirt scarf also, have a few ideas in mind, I'll probably post a tutorial if it turns out the way I hope! I also use t-shirts for rugs, they knit up FAST!


  11. Love these! I make them quite a bit myself!
    Thanks for sharing your version!