Saturday, June 22, 2013

DIY Button Bobby Pins

Hey guys! I know this week I promised a DIY on how to make a peter pan collar, but oh boy is that ever not happening.

Once I sat down to go over the photos and write up my post, I realized that while I was working on the project, I ended up changing my mind 50 million times so it was basically the most confusing DIY of all time.

So instead, how about some DIY button bobby pins? They're super cute and couldn't be easier!
As usual, let's start things off with supplies! You'll need bobby pins, buttons, matching embroidery floss, and a thinnish embroidery needle. Aka, all of my cats' favorite toys. Good god they would not leave me along during this project.
1. Begin by threading your needle with embroidery floss, bring the ends together and tie a knot.

2. Put the needle through the opening at the bent end of the bobby pin, then between the embroidery floss and pull tight to secure the thread to the bobby pin. To further secure it, also make a knot around the top prong of the bobby pin.

3. Put the needle through one of the holes on the bottom side of the button, then pull it through and put it down through the other hole on the top side of the button and pull through. Repeat this three times, being sure to put the needle through the opening on the bent end of the bobby pin before you do the next round.
4. After you've done step 3, well, 3 times, insert your needle through the stitching on the underside of the button, then pull it all the way through and cut the embroidery floss as close to the stitching as you can.
That's it! There are only 4 steps! Now all you have to do is put 'em in your hair and wear those cuties!

Til next time!



  1. Super cute! I'll definitely be trying this next week :)

    1. Fantastic! Have fun! I have a big ol' button stash, so I'm looking forward to make a whole bunch of these.

  2. These are so darling and would for sure make for a fun and super easy rainy day project. On second thought, I'm not waiting for the rain to return before giving them a try!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy making them!

  3. love it, really want to try it.

  4. these are so cute!! great diy!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  5. Oh these are so cute!! Finally I have something to do with my unused buttons that have been laying around for ages. Thanks for this tutorial, it looks super easy.


    1. Of course! Thank you for stopping by! I also have a big stash of unused buttons, so it's a great project for using them up. Especially when you just have one lone button looking for a home.


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