Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Make a Hair Clip from a Button

Before: button and bobby pin
My daughter has long, flowing beautiful hair. She likes to style it in different ways-- often using hair ribbons and hair pins.

Adding buttons to bobby pins is a great way to turn an ordinary object into an amazing fashion accessory. Buttons harvested from old clothes, found buttons and buttons leftover from sewing projects are all good choices for this project.

Bobby pin
JB Weld or glue of your choice

Step 1
Select a button with a shank.

Step 2
Slide the button on the bobby pin.

After: hair pin by GeltDesigns.com
Step 3
Glue the button on to the bobby pin. We used JB Weld because we glued a plastic button to a metal bobby pin but we may have used a different glue if we used a button or a bobby pin made of a different material. Allow the glue to cure overnight or according to the glue manufacturer's instructions.

Related Tutorials
Make a Leather & Button Bracelet
Make a Button Bracelet
Make Button Earrings
Make a Chain and Button Bib Necklace

Further Reading
"Beautiful Button Jewelry: 60 Easy Heirloom Treasures"; Susan Davis; 2010.
"French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, Buttons & Baubles"; Kaari Meng; 2007.
"Button Jewelry & Accessories: 20 Unique Projects"; Tair Parnes; 2006.

Day 114. Month 5. Jewelry from Found Objects.  $ spent: 0
Found materials: button, bobby pin
New Jewelry a Day.  

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea! My daughter is disabled after a horrific accident about a year ago, and on very limited income. I send her 'care packages' with food and little items when I can to help keep her spirits up, and this will be a sweet little gift to tuck into my next box!