Bobby Pin Wallet

Introduction: Bobby Pin Wallet

About: Although I love all art in general, some of my favorites include photography, constructing practical stuff out of duct tape, and sewing up a storm. Before buying something I think twice about it, then usuall...
Are you tired of losing what seems like every bobby pin you own? No matter where you put your pins, they always seem to wander off, as if without a home! However, a bobby pin wallet provides your bobby pins with a cozy home! Bobby pin wallets can easily be made. Once you have constructed a bobby pin wallet, it can be tucked safely away in your purse, bag, or pocket for easy access. What are you waiting for? Get creating!

  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Duct Tape
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Binder clip
  • Bobby pins
  • 2 Foam sheets, each measuring 8 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches

Step 1: The Base

Once you have decided the main color of your bobby pin wallet, fold the foam sheet in half, hamburger style. Refer to the photos if you are unsure of the concept of hamburger style. Open the sheet back up.

Next, take your complementary colored sheet of foam. Place it on one of the halves of the main foam sheet, and decide how large you want the bobby pin holder to be. Mark an outline of a small rectangle using a pencil. After doing so, cut the rectangle out, and use it to cut an identical second rectangle.

Step 2: Cutting and Pasting

Fold one of the small rectangles in half hotdog style, or lengthwise. Cut many slits down the fold. These cuts will be the basis for holding the bobby pins, so make plenty. Repeat with the second rectangle.

Now heat up your hot glue gun. Squirt a glue dot in each corner of a small rectangle and in the middle of the longer sides. Paste it in the center of one of the halves of the base foam sheet. Repeat with the second rectangle, pasting it onto the other half of the foam sheet.

Step 3: Filling and Clipping

Fill your wallet with as many bobby pins as you would like. Next, fold the wallet shut. To keep it closed, find a decorative binder clip, and clip the wallet shut.

Step 4: Decorative Lettering

To add some decorative flair, break out your most prized duct tape. For me, it is Platypus purple polka dot duct tape, which has a texture like no other brand of duct tape. Rip off a strip of duct tape and stick it to your cutting mat. Using a pencil, write in bubble letters your message. Then, using an X-acto knife, carefully cut out your extraordinary lettering. One by one, stick the letters to your wallet in an orderly fashion. 

Before long, a gorgeous bobby pin wallet will emerge with eye-popping lettering on the front!

Step 5: You Are Done!

You have finished your very own bobby pin wallet! Fill it with all of your bobby pins, so they will not get lost any longer. Tuck your bobby pin wallet away in a purse, bag, drawer, or pocket for easy access. Anytime you need a bobby pin, you will know exactly where one is! You could even give a bobby pin wallet to a friend as a gift! Enjoy! 

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    5 years ago

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