I recently pinned a photo to my very small "Neat Ideas" board, showing how to spruce up a simple hairband with a button. I went to my button collection, and pulled every one that had a shank on the back (the little loop, as opposed to buttons that are flat, and have holes in the middle). Then I had to narrow it down to the shanks with a big enough opening to thread a hairband through. With one simple move (illustrated in the Pinterest pin and the Dream Patch post), I had a collection of much fancier hairbands for my girls.
|One of my favorites for the girls.
|I'm thinking this one might make it into my 'do.
|Pretty with any color band.
|What? You don't have a cow button?
The woman at Dream Patch points out in her blog post that you can spruce up hairpins using the same technique, just sliding the pin through the button shank. Simple brilliance!
Somehow, then, I found myself on My Paper Crane, where Heidi made her own fabric-covered buttons to turn into hairband embellishments. I remembered immediately that I had a button kit tucked away that I had been wanting to use, so I dug it out, along with fabric scraps collected from my kids' discarded clothing, and got to work making my own buttons for creating fancy hairbands.
|This kit makes smaller-sized buttons than the ones I am showing here. I have to admit that once I made all ten larger-sized buttons, I ran out to JoAnn and bought a second kit for smaller-sized buttons to play with!