Store bobby pins in a tic tac container

March 7, 2012 by Lauren

Bobby Pin Storage!

As I was getting ready to take photos for this little "project" (can you even call it a project if it takes 30 seconds?), I realized I didn't know where my huge bulk of bobby pins were. You know, the ones that come all on a piece of paper at the store... and I have been carrying around... still on the paper. Yeah. I lost that paper. So instead, I ran around my house and found all the random bobby pins from: the bottom of my purse with old receipts, the top drawer of my blue dresser next to my old sunglasses and swimsuit, and the toiletries basket with my contacts and various rings.

WHICH IS WHY THIS PROJECT IS AMAZING! I gathered all my random bobby pins and now they are all in one place. Which is in this tic tac container, which will forever be in my purse. Ok, too many which-es.

What to do:
Get a box of tic tacs.
Eat them. (Josiah did this step joyfully)
Take off sticky wrapper. This took some goo-gone and water to get all the sticky off.
Put in your bobby pins!

Never lose those bobby pins again

The containers can fit at least a normal pack of bobby pins… maybe 40ish? (I managed to find the paper with a few bobby pins on it… in the car… naturally)

And I had a great idea as I was clearing out the bobby pins from the bottom of my purse! There were also tons of hair bands just hanging out down there. Why not put them around the tic tac container? They fit perfectly on the container, like they would on your wrist. Not too stretched or too loose! And now you can have all your hair accessories together.

Now go enjoy those tic tacs.


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  3. Kim Mallinger says:

    Great idea! Perfect for my little dancers around recital time! Thanks!

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  5. SesaFe says:

    My sister and I used to live together and were both bobby pin junkies. One time when we were moving we asked some friends for help boxing up the last of the junk and getting it into the truck. I cannot tell you the number of bobby pins we found everywhere, but everyone helping us move commented on it. No idea what happened to all those pins. Sadly, I think everyone but me was throwing them away. GREAT idea!

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  8. Katie says:

    Oh, my gosh. I get Tic Tacs all the time~, almost specifically for when I need to solicit customers at the portrait studio. Never again will I throw a Tic Tac box away.

  9. Monica says:

    Another similar great idea for the bathroom is a magnetic paperclip holder. This way it can stay open (that way when you’re holding your hair up with one hand you don’t even need to open a container!) and you can get one out with ease! My husband was happy not to find bobby pins all through the bathroom drawer anymore! :o)

  10. Samantha says:

    Another nifty tip…whem struggling to get the sticky stuff of the container and the label, use some vinegar on a cloth and hey presto its gone in a flash.

  11. Shelly says:

    This is a great ideal. However, when I first saw it, I was thinking of toothpicks, and what a great idea. I believe that this is a GREAT ideal for both.

  12. Melanie says:

    This is a great idea! Passing on to my 17 y/o daughter Emily who uses tons of bobby pins!

  13. MK says:

    I love this idea! I did this and also used a car gum container to store my larger twist pins.

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  15. Diane says:

    Use could do this for various sizes of safety pins and toothpicks too.

    I have a paperclips container that I wrap rubber bands around too. I love multi-use ideas!

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  17. Shawn J says:

    I love this idea for the tic tac box, would never have thought of it.
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