Monday, August 12, 2013

bee bobby pins {diy}

I was perusing Pinterest the other day and spotted a couple bumble bee bobby pins like these little gems. I was smitten. Aren't they absolutely adorable?! Similar pairs are being sold on Etsy for $20 and up, but you can make your own for under $2. 

Bees have a quite a bit of mythology and folk-lore surrounding them. They are thought to be symbols of love, fertility, and hidden wisdom. For years, scientists were unable to determine how bees were able to fly. Aerodynamically, the body was thought to be too large for the wings. But since the little guys' wings move at such incredibly high rates of speed, they defy the odds and are able to fly. Bees remain a symbol of accomplishing the "impossible." Maybe that's why I'm so enamored with bees. It's nice to have a reminder that anything is possible. Maybe some of you out there needed to hear that message today too. Let's meditate on it together: anything is possible.   


*bee charms (tons of great brass charms HERE)
*bobby pins with glue pads (I found mine HERE)
*a permanent bonding adhesive (I used E-6000. You can find at Michaels or most craft stores)
1.Place a dot of adhesive onto the bobby pin disc.
2.Immediately place the back of the bee onto the bobby pin disc and hold in place for several seconds.
3.Prop up the end of the bobby pin so it doesn't dry crooked. (See the last picture above)
4.Let dry overnight before you use.

linked to:
i should be mopping the floor HERE
nifty thrifty things HERE
sew chatty HERE
tumbleweed contessa HERE
that's what che said HERE
call me pmc HERE
sew can do HERE
adventures of a DIY mom HERE
much ado about somethin HERE
the diy dreamer HERE
Whimsy Wednesdays HERE
Sugar & Dots HERE
Homemade by You HERE


  1. What size bee charms did you use?

    1. From the size difference design in this shop it looks like the extra large ones.