How to make painted bobby pins

Let's face it: Bobby pins are functional but they certainly aren't anything to look at. Instead of sliding plain metal bobby pins through hair day after day, why not give them a paint job? From classy to quirky, the paint and beads selected for this craft can transform any ensemble.
For this particular craft, the use of light blue and gold colors transforms a plain bobby pin into an elegant hair accessory. With basic supplies that may be found in most homes, anyone can create these painted bobby pins. Imagine the possibilities when different colors and beads are applied to an assortment of painted bobby pins.
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Materials
- Silver bobby pin with 10mm round pad
- Plastic paint palettte
- Light blue acrylic paint
- Gold metallic acrylic paint
- 2 flat paintbrushes
- Hot-glue gun
- Glue stick
- Gold seed beads
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Instructions
1. Squeeze light blue acrylic paint in a compartment of the paint palette.
2. Dip a paintbrush in the blue paint.
3. Hold the bobby pin by the flat pad with one hand.
4. Paint the entire pin light blue, with the exception of the pad.
5. Allow the pin to dry, then pick it up by the painted end.
6. Squeeze hot glue on the flat pad of the pin, generously covering the entire surface of the pad with glue.
7. Roll the pad in gold seed beads until it's covered in beads.
8. Squeeze gold metallic paint in a compartment of the paint palette.
9. Dip a paintbrush in the gold paint, and paint the lower half of the pin (opposite of the round pad) gold.
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10. Allow the paint to dry before sliding the pin into your hair.
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