Sometimes you just see something that immediately sparks that fire inside of you.
While browsing Instagram, I came across this brilliant picture from @thediyfriday
You don’t even need instructions to figure out what it is and how to do it. I immediately ran downstairs and started salvaging. I almost exclusively use the large size bobby pins, so I needed a larger case. Enter a bay leaf tin. It is the perfect size for large pins and has a huge mouth so you won’t have to fight to get your pins out like you might with a tic-tac container.
5 Minute Bobby Pin Case
I think this would work great with almost any size or shape of spice container or small candy case. So grab your empties and meet me back here with the following supplies:
- Empty candy or spice container large enough for your bobby pins
- Colorful tape
Step 1: Empty out your container and wipe it down so it’s clean and the tape will stick.
Step 2: Apply tape.
Step 3: Stick in your bobby pins.
That’s really all there is to it.
The tape I wanted to use is sheer, so I started with a base coat of masking tape, about 3 layers thick. If you have colored duck tape, that might work too. However, the cream color of the masking tape pairs well with the vintage looking washi tape I had for the ends.
After taping my “base coat”, I carefully applied my printed packing tape. I added a washi tape border at the bottom and top (the top was cut in half length-wise) and that’s all she wrote!
I’m super excited about this because it’s so pretty, solves my bobby pin problem, and took about 5 minutes even when factoring in the pictures I took. You can’t beat that!