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You can make a decorative hairpin VERY cheaply with items you already have at home. (If you don't have any straws, a quick trip through the nearest drive-through can remedy that!)

As requested by MANY comments, the last step is a video to explain it a little clearer!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

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You will need:

•2 plastic drinking straws
•a bobby pin
•scissors

Step 2: Flatten your straws

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Do it. Now.

(It's easiest if you stretch it along the edge of a table or a book at an angle and rub back and forth.) The flatter your straws are, the flatter your heart will be; It will also make the weaving a little easier.
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veherrera3 years ago
Im really confused! :( but its a great instructable :)
mduvarsha3 years ago
it is a wonderful art.all girls like it. wowwwwwwwwwww.................................................. wat a mindblowing attractive art
5STARGBLOOD3 years ago
it took me 2 tries but i got it im makin sum for my gf whi hope soon to be my fiance
aww thats sweet
JessieT3 years ago
Just made one now! - they are so easy to make and look great. Love this instructable!
hathuctien3 years ago
it so great. I really love it. :)
xobabikizil3 years ago
I love this!! So simple with the video and comes out so cute! I also folded in an extra piece cause I didnt want the cut part to show from the front. Looks great with the dunkin donuts straws. =)
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I just made this. It's so easy and adorable! Excellent instructions- the pictures really helped.
nice!!!!!
wooo! thnx for the vid i just finished two! woo!
ashaloo (author)  CamillaLuvzMusic3 years ago
No problem!!! Glad it helped you out!
carpfluff3 years ago
yay! easy christmas gifts!
ashaloo (author)  carpfluff3 years ago
You're right!! They make cute decorations for the packages as well!!
rockadio1013 years ago
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ashaloo (author)  rockadio1013 years ago
Well go get some!
lydwatters3 years ago
I am so confused on how to finish it off. Do you have a video of this or anything? jw :) very awesome instructable even though I'm not smart enough to do it haha
ashaloo (author)  lydwatters3 years ago
I made a video as requested... Check out the last step!
mikedude5243 years ago
What does the box inside say?
ashaloo (author)  mikedude5243 years ago
Are you referring to my work surface? My crafting area is carpeted, :( so I was using a Rocketdog shoebox to work on...
I think he means in the picture for the 2nd to last step. There is a comment box in the middle, but when you mouse over it to see the comment on this step it is overridden by the larger box around the whole thing. :)

Also, I am a little stuck on that step too, but overall great 'ible!


-edit- I am referencing the pictures for Step 3
ashaloo (author)  apathyincarnate3 years ago
AHHHH! Okay, thanks for the clarification! It's simply outlining the cross-section that you're supposed to slip the longer straw end under.
SeaLion3 years ago
Very interesting! I'm inspired to go visit BK some time soon now! :D
ashaloo (author)  SeaLion3 years ago
Not sure if you've got any 7-11's or Zaxby's in your area, but 7-11's have great colored straws and Zaxby's has neat darkish blue colored straws.
rockadio1013 years ago
do they have to be the same coller or size of stra
ashaloo (author)  rockadio1013 years ago
Color doesn't matter, but they do need to be the same size in diameter and length.
minioop3 years ago
step 8 is really confusing
ashaloo (author)  minioop3 years ago
I made a video as requested... Check out the last step!
I finished step 7 but now i'm stuck, can anyone help me pleeease?
ashaloo (author)  CamillaLuvzMusic3 years ago
I made a video as requested... Check out the last step!
crazydaizy3 years ago
I made one from two bendy straws from around the house (lime green and pink) , and they're super cute! Thanks for the 'Ible!
ashaloo (author)  crazydaizy3 years ago
I've never tried bendy straws. Does the bendy part flatten out ok or does it look a little wonky?
I used bendy straws and I'm stuck on step 8 but if you cut the bendy part off its still long enough as far as I can see
beccawee4 years ago
This is SO cool & cheap to make! My daughter & her friends will love wearing these.
so does my sister
ashaloo (author)  beccawee4 years ago
Thanks!! My younger cousin is 10 and absolutely LOVES the ones I made for her!
piccolo19793 years ago
Love it! Took me about 5 minutes to make it, great Instructable!! :)
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tqwerty3 years ago
i get messed up after step 7, can you explain it in more detail. i cant get the point
marken3213 years ago
This is a great instructable, although step 8 where a little confusing, but i managed to complete it after some time.
ijibang3 years ago
thank you for sharing such a wonderful original creation.
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