DIY Vintage inspired Bobby Pin Display

Ok, so like I said on Tuesday, I was looking for a cute and original way to display my custom bobby pins for the Radio Boogie bazaar I’ll be in next week. If you checked out the roundup then you know there isn’t that much inspiration out there.

So after a lot of thought and research I decided to take this vintage packaging idea and make it bigger to suit a display.

vintage bobby pin packaging

So let’s get to it!

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

You will need:

– black and white printout of your chosen image. Silhouettes and profiles work best, or just use the one I used. (click on image to enlarge)

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

– spray adhesive

– plastic hook

– small glass bottle

– hot glue gun and glue stick

– chopstick

– cardstock

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

1 – Print image out in black and white and cut around face, neck and hair.

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

2 – Spray the back of the image with spray adhesive and place on the cardstock. Cut around once more.

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

3 – Glue chopstick on the back of the image.

Now, I want to share my failed attempts at getting the head to stand up….First I tought of using my studded hair comb as a temporary and easily transported way…hm…

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

The display without the bobby pins stands fine on the comb BUT once I added the pins it was too top heavy and toppled over… Next, I thought I’d make a pull out stand with a popsicle stick and some duct tape….yep….you guessed it:

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

Again…not sturdy enough for the weight of the bobby pins. So after I almost gave up, inspiration struck when I found a broken plastic hook I had lying around. (never throw out anything kids!) If you don’t have a broken plastic hook like the one I used, find something similar and cut or break it to fit.

So that brings us to step 4

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

4 – Glue hook next to the chopstick with hot glue.

and finally

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

5 – Slide hook into the bottle and that’s it, the display is now strong enough to hold the weight of a LOT of bobby pins!

DIY Vintage Inspired bobby pin display by queenlila.com | Click through for the tutorial!

See you soon!

xoxo-Liz

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  • This is so adorable! What a creative idea, and I am sure it will be very eye catching as a display for your bobby pins! 🙂 ~Stephanie

    • queen lila

      Thanks! Yes, I hope it will be better than the vintage plate I used last time… 🙂

  • This is so fun, Liz! I love it and it is so perfectly you!

    • queen lila

      aw! thanks so much Allison! <3

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