Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Easy Craft Project: Sparkly Hair Pins

Last night my hubby took me to see The Help at a local second run theater. It is one of my favorite places on earth since they deliver a meal to a table that is in front of the movie chairs. The Help was awesome and I would highly recommend it. It is rated PG-13 and has some cursing. It is worth seeing if you can deal with the cursing.

I wanted to look special and so I decided to make something fun for my hair. I had clipped buttons off of a top that I purchased at a thrift store. I couldn't decide to sell the top and make the $15-$20 it might bring or keep the gorgeous buttons for myself. It was a struggle but I kept the buttons and re-donated the top to the thrift.

The buttons had loops on the back and are called "shank buttons". Shank buttons are super easy to put on hair pins or bobby pins with a bit of wire. I simply put the wire through the loop at the button and then wrap it around the bobby pin. Wah-la!

You could easily use any shank button or find rhinestone ones on ebay.

I did the same with a tulle flower that I got off of Webster's Pages. You could easily make this "flower" from cutting circles from tulle and satin ribbons and then using a fake pearl or other center babble. Use a needle & thread to put it together and then use the wire for the bobby pin. Obviously I didn't do such a great time with the wire and it should be wrapped more cleanly.


I found this on someone else's blog and thought it was a fun thing to fill out:

A. Age: 31
B. Bed size: King at our house, Double at our apartment
C. Chore that you hate: Washing dishes. We don't have a dishwasher and I hate to hand wash.
D. Dogs: Nope. We are allergic to almost all animals.
E. Essential start to your day: Washing my face with soap. I have oily skin and the soap helps dry it out.
F. Favorite color: Gray currently. It changes often.
G. Gold or Silver: Either, depending on the outfit
H. Height: 5'8"
I. Instruments you play: Ha! None.
J. Job title: Assistant Resident Manager
K. Kids: None.
L. Live: Pennsylvania
M. Mother’s name: Karen
N. Nicknames: My grandmother use to call me "Miss-a-belle"
O. Overnight hospital stays: Two in the last four years unfortunately. Both with "woman" problems.
P. Pet peeves:
Q. Quote from a movie: "I think I would miss you even if we never met." (from The Wedding Date)
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: A younger sister and a younger brother.
T. Time you wake up: At work around 5:30, at home around 6:30am.
U. Underwear: Yup. I wear it.
V. Vegetable you hate: Almost all vegetables.
W. What makes you run late: Not too much. I am fairly awake and organized in the morning.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Too many to count.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Sugar cookies.
Z. Zoo animal: I prefer aquariums.


  1. Love those pins!! They would cost so much in a boutique! They look great in your hair -
    You are so talented!
    I wonder where you get it from?? lol


  2. Those are too cute! By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and commenting. I have a question for you about the countertop paint. How long ago did you do it? Has it stayed nice for you? Also, how long did the project take you? Sorry that was more than one question. :)

  3. Beautiful pins!
    They look so pretty in your hair!


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