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Saturday, October 24, 2009

For Girls Only

I have started making button barrettes for my girls. This genius idea came to me one day at Walmart. Usually my Walmart epiphanies consist of, "large men should never wear denim overalls without a shirt". But this time, I saw these buttons and I just knew they would make cute hair clips. Here's how it's done:

You can find these buttons in the fabric section. I have also found really cute ones at Joann's. You also need to buy a coordinating ribbon. Make sure you buy the really, really thin ribbon. At Walmart it's $.50.
String the ribbon through the button. I use a toothpick to edge it through the button hole. Leave a loop at the base.

You can use these plastic barrettes or the metal clips. The only place I can find these white barrettes here is at Michaels. They are in the ribbon section.
For this part you have to use all your fine motor skills while you hold the button and the barrette at the same time. It helps your coordination if you stick your tongue out slightly.

Place a dab of hot glue on both sides of the ribbon, directly on the barrette. Then, immediately press the button onto the barrette and pull the ribbon tight. Hold for a few seconds while the glue cools. Tie the ribbon in a knot. Then, I place a small amount of clear nail polish on the ends of the ribbon (so it doesn't fray) and on the knot (so it doesn't come undone).

Wa La. Six new hair clips for less than $5. Feel the style.

9 comments :

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

So darn cute- I am all over this :)

Simpson Family said...

Shut up!!! My copying skills are in FULL effect on these.

Cory & Megan said...

oh my gosh. i love them. i am making some tomorrow. even though i don't have a girl. i can find one to give them to right?

Kristin said...

I love people like you who give me great ideas for fun and cute things to make and do! Thanks for sharing!

Rani said...

WAY cute! I saw those buttons at the Walmart when I was buying cheese cloth for my ghosties...otherwise I'm never ever in the fabric section. I hope Maddie will wear one...if not - maybe I can talk chicken man into it? I'm going for it! Thanks for sharing!

Grammie said...

Ooh, I'm not even crafty, but I think I could pull these off for my granddaughters! Another thought-- hot glue them onto magnet rounds. I've done it for years -- so cute on the magnetic chalkboards at church. They're not just for fridges anymore!

--- Linda

Kerri said...

That's a Super Saturday class just waiting to happen! Too cute!

Shari said...

Lisa, I LOVE this idea! I just wish that I had little girls who could wear them!!!

By the way, every time I come across something bacon related I think of your daughter who loves bacon.

Today, I came across this:

http://food.ivillage.com/recipefinder/display/0,,ckk2jzh6,00.html?nlcid=fd|10-30-2009|

Bacon Candy? it actually sounds good!

Love reading your blog... :)

Andrea said...

I like your ideas and your comments (like the one about sticking your tongue out!)..thanks for your tips I will definitely be trying them out!

Andrea