Maybe it is my new short haircut, or the fact that I have slowly been styling it less and less, but I have been wanting some new cute hair accessories to change things up a bit. Unfortunately, its not something I really think of ahead of time. Mostly, I wake up in the morning and get dressed, and do my hair and think, “Oh man, I could really use something besides a boring old bobby pin to pull some of my hair back.”
Last night, I finally decided to end the morning frustration and make a couple of hair accessories. They all have a similar theme…buttons! I definitely have an overabundance of these little things, mostly from clothes that come with some extra buttons in case one falls off (How come I can never find the one that I need when this actually does happen!?!?). Anyways.
I made the first one with a fancy button I found. It is ivory and has some shiny flowers on it. I “sewed” it onto a bobby pin using some grey thread. You could also use some hot glue or super glue to do this.
For the second one, I used a small gold button and attached it like the first. Then, instead of trimming the end of the thread with the needle, I used it to attach 3 small beads as well.
Finally, for the third I took some scrap fabric (about 1/2″ x 7″) and made a fabric flower with a running stitch. I then “sewed” the button through the hole in the fabric and around the bobby pin. Again, this could be attached with some hot glue if you prefer.
The best thing about these were they were free to make! Almost everyone has all of these items somewhere around their house.