How Too Jazz Up Old Hair Clips & Grips

Between myself and my daughter we have a whole draw of hair accessories. There’s bobbles, clips, grips, pins and more.

Over time we throw out tons of grips and clips, mainly because they lose their colour, glitter or other pretty painted design.

Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve discovered a solution. I’m unsure who the original pin came from but it was defiantly an idea I gained via Pinterest, so whoever you are… Thank you.

All you need is…

A load of grubby clips and grips,
Some pretty nail polish (glitter and normal)
Some clear vanish,
A mask so you don’t get high on vanish fumes, and…
Some self adhesive gems.


Its dead simple… Just paint your clips and grips in some pretty polish.


The above is one of my favourite clips but also my favourite Leighton Denny Silver nail polish (this is a one of for this one). Luckily the vanish is so great it only takes one coat to have my clip looking great again.


I then sealed in the colour just as I would my nails, only with some cheap clear top coat.

As for my daughters clips and grips, I brought these back to life with some glitter vanishes.





I experimented with all sorts of clips, grips and vanish.



I even added some self adhesive gem stones to jazz them up a little more…



So next time you come across some old grubby clips and grips, don’t throw them out! Upcycle with a little nail vanish and they will be as good as new… If not better!