Button Hairpins

These darling hairpins couldn't be simpler to make! Do you like ducks? Dragonflies? Hearts? Anything is possible!

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    If you're making hairpins for a friend or for a party activity, you may want small cards of pretty paper to hold them.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Most of the pretties that Maddie made were with the shank buttons -- she only needed to slide them on!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    We also have some darling flower and heart buttons, so I showed her (with a heavy, dull embroidery needle) how simple it was to tie on the string, then come up through one hole and down the other (over one part of the bobby pin).

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Easy enough!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    When she had quite a collection of pins, she used fancy scissors to make a card and punched holes to insert pins for storing.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    She slid them on, through the holes, and she was finished! She is looking forward to sending them off in the mail to a friend for her birthday!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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