A very creative reader sent me this hijabilicious tip on how to make beautiful hijab pins of bobby pins;
There aren’t any specific “hijab” shops anywhere near me… So I’ve had to make do with safety pins and those boring ball tip pins to hold my scarves in place. One day, I came up with this idea (maybe i’m not the first.. ?) to use bobby pins. But since I’m a crafty sort of person, I wanted to spice them up a bit.
I bought some thin wire and some tiny beads and went crazy with them. I pulled one end of the wire through the end of the bobby pin and slipped the beads on over both ends of the wire so that it would sort of loop around and be more stable. Then I’d wrap the wire back around the top part of the bobby pin (the flat side works best) with the beads in groups of three or four… Really, you just need to experiment with it. I’ve made some with flowers on them as well, by looping the wire outwards. All you have to do is wrap the wire around into the shape you want and string beads on to it.
Pretty neat, huh? It looks cute, and so does the person making it too, masha’a Allah! Thanks for the great tip, I hope some of you guys found it useful too