How to make a button bobby pin

It's fairly simple to make a button bobby pin, a fun and youthful hair accessory. As long as someone is old enough to handle a hot glue gun, she should be able to create this DIY craft. If numerous bobby pins and buttons are available, make an assortment of button bobby pins for holidays or special occasions.
When selecting buttons for this craft, consider choosing colors that contrast. Each bobby pin uses two buttons, so you can mix and match colors to emphasize the patterns of the ribbon. And on the topic of ribbon, note the texture of grosgrain ribbon. If you've never worked with this type of ribbon before, know that it's very durable and typically has longevity when used in craft projects.
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Materials
- Colorful coat buttons
- Colorful shirt buttons
- Hot-glue gun
- Glue stick
- Roll of grosgrain ribbon
- Scissors
- Bobby pin with 10mm round pad
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Instructions
1. Place a coat button on a flat surface.
2. Squeeze hot glue on the center of the button.
3. Place the smaller shirt button on the hot glue to secure it to the coat button.
4. Cut approximately 4 inches of grosgrain ribbon from the roll.
5. Hold your finger down on one end of the ribbon.
6. Fold the ribbon on top of itself, and apply a small amount of hot glue to hold it in place.
7. Continue overlapping the ribbon and securing each fold with hot glue, fanning it out to make a circular design with the ribbon.
8. Squeeze hot glue on the back of the coat button.
9. Place the coat button on the center of the fanned ribbon; press down to secure it in place.
10. Squeeze hot glue on the pad of a bobby pin.
11. Press the bobby pin against the back of the ribbon. Let it dry.
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12. Push the button bobby pin into your hair to show off your new DIY accessory.
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