Patriotic Bobby Pins

Patriotic Bobby Pins

Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors! Get ready for Summer with this easy project.

Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors!

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Supplies Needed

Make your Patriotic Bobby Pins

  1. Slide bobby pins onto a piece of thick paper or thin cardboard, leaving space for paint that will get around the edges.Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors!
  2. Paint the red and white on bobby pins (minus the white stars). Paint halfway across for the pins that will also have blue. Let dry completely. One coat might be enough if it’s a thicker polish- if not, paint another coat.Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors!
  3. Add the blue and let it dry.
  4. Use the head of a straight pin to make the white dots. I did four dots on the pins with the red stripe and three dots on the white ones.Dip the head in the polish and gently tap down on the pin. The dots can take awhile to dry- avoid squashing them for awhile.Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors!
  5. When totally dry, remove from card and enjoy!

Mix & Match

Switch up your Patriotic bobby pins! Try different combinations to see what you like best.

Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors! Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors! Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors!

Patriotic Bobby Pins are fun and easy way to show your colors!

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Supplies

Eggs

Egg dye – THIS KIND works great for strong colors

1/4″ white circle stickers like THESE

Create your eggs

  1. Mix up the dye according to the package directions.
  2. Dye the eggs. For stronger color, let them sit in the dye longer.
  3. Let the eggs dry completely.
  4. Stick the circle stickers wherever you want them.

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Mix It

First, mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl.

1 3/4 Cups Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Ginger
2 Tbsp Ground Cloves
1/2 Tbsp Allspice

Add the moist ingredients and stir until well mixed.

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Cinnamon Spice Ornaments Dry

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Sand

Cinnamon Spice Ornaments- Sand

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Decorate

Cinnamon Spice Ornaments- Decorate

You might choose keep it simple or to knock yourself out.  Either way, round up any craft supplies you want to use- ricrack, string, glitter, paint, ribbon- use your imagination- and decorate to your heart’s content.

Add hangers

If you poked holes for a string, thread them on now.  Using a needle makes it easier!  You could also use hot glue and attach a loop of ribbon, jute or even a metal hanger to the back.

Enjoy your beautiful ornaments!

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Cinnamon Spice Ornaments Directions