I was recently looking through my jar of buttons to see if I had any that I could glue onto plain hair clips for my daughter for upcoming Fall and Halloween activities. The only ones I could find though were shank buttons (they have a loop on the back of them). Shank buttons cannot be attached to hair clips, so I had another idea to thread a small elastic hair tie through the hole and attach it.
You could make these for any occasion. I’m currently on the lookout for apple buttons to make hair ties for when we go apple picking soon.
My daughter loves these new hair ties so much, especially because she wears her hair up every day for school and we usually use plain elastic ties. I’m sure she’s going to have me making a lot more of these.
Hair ties would make a fabulous non-candy treat for little girls this Halloween too, and don’t forget stocking fillers for the holidays.
National button day is coming up on November 16. Have you made any fun hair accessories using buttons?
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning, decorating, and travel tips. She has three kids (twin 1st graders and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.