I occasionally like to do craft projects. Especially if they are for something useful. Way back several months ago when Cady cut her hair I decided that she needed some really cute hair accessories. I went to the craft store and bought all of the supplies to complete an idea I had, button barrettes. Those supplies have since sat in my kitchen until last night.
So why did it take me so long? Well the main reason was because I didn’t have a good place to work. Over the last few months I’ve been changing things around and I now have a room dedicated to craft projects and office type stuff. I’m not anywhere close to being finished, but I have moved a table into the room. The kids have been having a blast working on art projects, but this is the first chance I’ve actually had to sit down and attempt a project.
To complete this project you will need a hot glue gun (or some type of strong craft glue), glue sticks, fabric covered clips, and buttons or other decorative items.
Step 1: Organize your buttons by color and plan the layout for your barrette. You may need to layer the plainer, flatter buttons on the bottom to build your design and have it lay properly.
Step 2: Place some hot glue on the barrette.
Step 3: Place buttons on the clip, layering to match your design, and adding glue as needed.
Step 4: Admire your finished project.
This project was so, so easy that I finished up all the clips I had in a couple of hours. Cady came in while I was working and she LOVED the clips. She can’t wait to wear them. She even had ideas about how to do a few of the designs (she couldn’t help because of the hot glue).
And now she has lots of cute hair accessories.
Note: If you make these for children under three be sure to test them to make sure that they don’t come apart easily. You may need to use stronger glue to hold down the buttons. Also, if you are working with finer hair you may need to glue something to the clips so they don’t slide out as easily. I’ve heard of using velcro or shelf liner, similar to this.