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Project

Button Hair Clips

Introduction

You'll want to fashion lots of these pretty hair clips (enough for friends -- and a few to keep). Using heavy thread, sew a button or two to the top of a colored bobby pin (for a flower, first sew button to a felt leaf). Stamp name on card stock, cut slit, and insert hairpin.

Steps

  1. Step 1

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 20 November/December 2005

Reviews (27)

  • CraftiAli 28 Jul, 2008

    What a wonderful idea the the Grandchildren.. will be a great stocking stuffer idea.. They all have long hair..

  • Nole1994 14 Jun, 2008

    I found a pack of colored bobby pins at Sally's Beauty Supply. It wasn't on the shelf where the other bobby pins were but in front of the store in the barette section. It was a brand called Style Solutions.

  • HolJen 28 Apr, 2008

    Oooppssss ,make that " great " .....spelling error...

  • HolJen 28 Apr, 2008

    Thanks Livinoutloud ~ Actually, came back on here, and clicked again for comments and there was a different pic and the directions, all right there...grat...think I'll use hot glue to fasten the button or small silk flower. Thanks again for your reply, have a smooth day.

  • bunks98 27 Apr, 2008

    Just google colored bobby pins-I found some here:
    http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=25895

  • yayis 25 Apr, 2008

    I LOVED I MADED FOR MY 6 YEAR OLD GIRL, WITH A SMALL PIn n n n ATAS (IM FROM MEXICO, JEJE) AND EVERY ONE WHANTS THEM!

  • Silvia57 25 Apr, 2008

    Agree with all the lovely ladies about "where you can find the colored pins" cute ideas but very little info.

  • kiminindy 25 Apr, 2008

    to the question re: colored bobby pins...wonder if you could "paint" them with nail polish??? or even spray paint??

  • thebrownlady 25 Apr, 2008

    Great idea for my girl and her lovely friends.

  • bluefeatherbooks 25 Apr, 2008

    I don't think I have seen colored bobby pins... does anyone know which companies make them? I love this idea.

  • dylansmommy 25 Apr, 2008

    Very cute idea! I have a friend with twin girls who will just love this! I have a little boy and would love to see more "boy" crafts!

  • KySunshine 25 Apr, 2008

    This also works with paper clips, makes cute bookmarks.

  • greatgrammatery 24 Apr, 2008

    great idea for party favors or sleepover project.
    I plan to try it with my granddauhter.

  • candya 24 Apr, 2008

    great idea

  • shikham 24 Apr, 2008

    I have made hair clips or barettes with plain clips that you can buy from walmart or target and hot glue felt shapes or little crochet flowers that you can buy in craft stores. I have every coloe for my girls-- they are unique and fun

  • jmeisen 24 Apr, 2008

    Bobby pins are in plentiful supply at places like Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc. You can buy a big box of them for a couple of dollars. One other possibility is to wire the buttons onto the bobby pin, provided you take care to tuck in the ends so they don't poke. Super cute, too bad little boys don't wear bobby pins!

  • picostewart 24 Apr, 2008

    try it with regular colorful berets. works great too and they stay in place better.

  • livinoutloud01 24 Apr, 2008

    HolJen, there are no additional instructions to access. Everything is stated in the text to the right of the picture! These are really cute. I could also see making more 'grown up' clips using vintage buttons or earrings.

  • livinoutloud01 24 Apr, 2008

    HolJen, there are no additional instructions to access. Everything is stated in the text to the right of the picture! These are really cute. I could also see making more 'grown up' clips using vintage buttons or earrings.

  • Tanyamom 24 Apr, 2008

    Coolmom600, I bought mine at the supermarket of all places. Not too much choice, but they did have the uber-large ones.

  • belleoyes 24 Apr, 2008

    I have read on one website that you can paint bobby pins with any color of nail polish. The instructions read to use two coats. I have not tried this yet, but I will this weekend to see if it works out and also I just wanted to share this tip. :)

    Donna

  • kelleigh 24 Apr, 2008

    I think the directions are next to the picture....

  • bayarts 24 Apr, 2008

    This idea also works well with large, sparkley gems.

    Stacy

  • HolJen 24 Apr, 2008

    Some assistance here please. I see the picture but am not able to pull up directions. Any suggestions? ? ?? Thanks :o)

  • Learner10 23 Mar, 2008

    Thanks to "sewhipbaby" for the on line source for the bobbie pins!

  • sewhipbaby 8 Feb, 2008

    Try this link...
    http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=25895

  • coolmom600 6 Feb, 2008

    Can anybody tell me where to find these bobbie pins to make the clips? I found some at Claires but not enough colors or not small enough. Where did Martha Stewert get them?