Start with plain old bobby pins and your choice of nail polish colors. I chose yellow, orange, maroon, and a metallic taupe but you can use any of your favorite shades for fall! I'm currently showing some love to "Bus Stop Crimson" by Orly. Fantastically long-lasting.
Second step is to paint the bobby pins. I didn't find it needful to paint both sides of the pins - just the sides I planned to let show. If you would like, however, after the first coat has dried, flip the bobby pins and paint the other side. Apply at least two coats of color to the bobby pins and follow up with a clear top-coat. Voila! The prettiest bobby pins around, custom-shaded for your sense of style.
Man, I love beauty on a budget. What colors will you fashion for your collection?