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