Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial: Button Hair Pins

This week's tutorial, Button Hair Pins, is a simple project you can do in under and hour - perfect if you are looking for a quick way to spruce up your accessories wardrobe with a bit of a vintage feel for autumn.

And even better—you probably have all of these materials in your house already!

I am also doing a FREE GIVEAWAY this week! Everyone who comments on this post before 12:00 am, ET on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 will be entered to win a set of 5 of the button hair pins pictured above. Winner will be announced here and on the Designosaurus Facebook fan page on Friday.

Bobby pins or hair clips
Glue gun with glue sticks
Needle & thread


1. Glue buttons together. You'll want 2–3 buttons per clip, glue them together starting with the largest button on the bottom, going to the smallest on top. Use only a dab of glue between each and press together for a few seconds, make sure the holes of the button are aligned so your needle will fit through later.

2. Glue buttons to your hair pins. Use only a dab of glue on the button and press against the top of your hair clip for a few seconds. Make sure the holes of the button are on either side of the hair pin so later you can fit your needle through the holes, and around the hair pin.

3. Sew your buttons to the hair clip. The glue helps keep the buttons in place while you sew them to the hair pin, if the glue pops off a bit while sewing don't worry, the thread will hold them. You might need to push the needle through some glue in the button holes, but if you are using a sharp needle this shouldn't be a problem. Sew 4–6 times to make sure your buttons are secure.

Now your new hair pins are ready to wear!


amberaliisa said...

I love this ides!! I am going to make some for Taylor and I - as soon as I have some spare time that is.

Andrew said...

if I had hair, I would totally make some of these. What a great idea, and so simple too!