Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Upcycled Vintage Button to Hair Accessory (Pin, Clip, Whatever You Want To Call It)

As promised here is a super quick tutorial that will show you how to make a  vintage button (or new button) into a to die for hair accessory. 

You will need:

  • Buttons
  • Hot Glue
  • Wire cutters
  • Bobby pins

Select Your Button. I got this one from a garage sale and I LOVE it!
 I use Bobby Pins. These are available at most craft stores. Snag some next time you are out!

Bobby pins and buttons might work if you have a flat little button, but most cool buttons have a little thread loop thing (not the technical term). This will need to be removed.

 Don't worry no buttons were hurt in the clipping of this button. 

 It only looks painful.

I am a hot mess when it comes to glue guns so I have this glue stick melter that works so much better for me.

Smoosh the button on the hot glue (be careful not to burn yourself).

Voila! Don't you love finding new uses for old thing? I know I do!

Now go Crazy and crank out a bunch of Upcycled Button Hair Clips!

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Cecily said…
Love these, Robin! Very pretty and a great upcycle!
Unknown said…
Nice! It's not that hard to remove the shank from a button. I even use sand paper to make it flatter if I can't get it totally off with my wire cutters.
Robin Ange said…
Shank, That is what it is called!
Where did you find those gorgeous buttons !! I'm always on the hunt for those to compliment my little handcrafted purses
Michelle L. said…
Ahhh, pretty and easy and truly wearable, my favorite kind of crafty thing!
Those are so cute with vintage buttons!
Em said…
Adorable. Such a creative way to upcycle!
Maggie said…
I love these! They are beautiful! And suddenly I don't feel so foolish about compulsively saving all of my old buttons... :)
Unknown said…
I like that idea! I have a lot of vintage buttons from my grandmother!
Holly Lefevre said…
This is fantastic. So cute. So chic. LOVE this idea. I think I need a hot glue melter thingy too!

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