DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

If you ever need a way to find all of the missing bobby pins in your life, just move. We’re packing up our apartment and under every piece of furniture, in the back of every drawer, and in every pocket is a tiny pile of bobby pins that I thought were long gone. This problem has literally been plaguing me since high school. And the other day I remembered how I used to keep bobby pins in my backpack — in an old Tic Tac box! Seriously! It was brilliant and somewhere along the line I forgot all about it. Now Tic Tac has these crazy Jumbo Packs that I thought would make a perfect grownup bobby pin case, so I got my DIY on and you should too. My purse has never been so clean.

Materials

  • Tic Tac case (regular or jumbo!)
  • gold spray paint
  • gold craft paint or liquid gilding
  • wooden dowel
  • one zillion bobby pins (that you know are floating all around your life)

Make Time: 20 Minutes (plus drying time)

Step one: enjoy your delicious Tic Tacs. Oddly enough, the Wintergreen flavor is a total winner for settling my bubbly pregnant stomach in the evenings! Kind of awesome. (Mr. Lovely is forever a fan of the Orange flavor). Once your Tic Tac Pack is empty, remove the stickers or labels and separate the lid from the bottom half.

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

On the bottom of the pack, use the end of the dowel to dip in your gold paint and gently touch it to the plastic to make a polka dot pattern. (Because every good DIY involves gold polka dots.)

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the lid of the pack gold. I recommend letting the paint cure for about a day.

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

Once all pieces are dry, round up all of your bobby pins and store them in the bottom of the pack. When you need one, just open the tab where you would shake out a mint and shake out a bobby pin instead! Your purse and the bottom of your drawers will thank you. xoxo

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

This post was brought to you by the makers of Tic Tac® mints. I received compensation to write this post through the Tic Tac® Pack program — as usual, all opinions expressed are my own.

  1. such a great idea! those things get lost everywhere! I can’t even imagine where they are hidden in this apartment…

    • chelsea on said:

      Amen sister! We have a growing pile accumulating. 🙂

  2. Geneviève on said:

    I use a tic tac pack too, but for my cross stitching needles! I do not want to lose any of them in a drawer or in my purse haha

    • chelsea on said:

      Ahhhh super smart! I might have to do the same.

      • Geneviève on said:

        I’ve lost one once… somewhere on the couch.

        My boyfriend found it. Well, to be more precise, his leg found it. He did not appreciate that little surprise haha oups

  3. Stephanie on said:

    This is such a good idea, perfect repurpose for a tic tac box!

  4. Too cute! I love this idea. Now, I wish we had Tic Tac cases like that!

    • chelsea on said:

      I just saw some in my grocery store the other day — keep an eye out for the “jumbo packs!”

  5. Jamie on said:

    This is an awesome idea Chelsea! I always have to go on a little scavenger hunt to find a bobby pin. I defiantly would benefit from having a cute little case to keep them in one place!

    • chelsea on said:

      Do it! Kind of changing my life. 😉

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  11. Sarah on said:

    I used those big old gum containers for numerous things, even spices lol! Luckily, Goody now sells bobby pins in a plastic reusable container. This has saved my life! I also have bobby pins everywhere, literally everywhere. Nice to know I’m not the only one who has that problem. I’ll have to remember to actually decorate these containers. Thanks!!

    Sarah
    thesloppyperfectionist.blogspot.com

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  13. Erin on said:

    I also take empty Tic Tac cases and put them in my daughter’s blood sugar meter case to store her used test strips (she has Type 1 Diabetes). I will definitely be bedazzling one for her millions of bobby pins for dance competitions.

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  15. Sophie on said:

    He, I LOVE this idea! Would it be okay if I borrow it for my YouTube channel, if I mentionI got it from your blog and link this post in the description box? 🙂

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  18. Vivi on said:

    This is such a great idea! As a dancer, I am always trying to find better ways of organising my pins and hair accessories. But since I live in Australia, and I don’t really eat tic tacs anyway, I was wondering if you know if they sell those big boxes here?

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  23. Tahlia on said:

    Hi, firstly I just wanted to let you know that I love your site, and secondly I’m unfortunately from Australia and in Australia we only have regular sized (which look more like “tiny sized” in comparison to your large/jumbo sized, shown in your pictures)and they aren’t the same shape either, they’re a rectangular, boxy shape. So, I guess I was just wondering if our “Australian containers” would work for this project?
    Cheers 😉

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  39. Kate on said:

    I use the tins from mints like the trader joes and starbucks. They already have a great design outside for a keepsake but great for bobby pins and hairties and keep in makeup bag or purse.

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