Emilee is someone I've met through blogging, but turns out we have more things in common than just blogging, she's an alum to the university I attend now! Emilee is super talented and it's shown through her beautiful, handmade necklaces and her awesome DIY's on her blog. Today, she has shared with all of us a DIY that is easy enough for anyone to do. You definitely should check out her blog and her shop!
Supplies: Most of these things you'll have lying around the house. The button "things" probably have a name... but I honestly don't know what it is! Haha, you can find them at any craft or sewing store. I get mine at JoAnns. They are like 3 bucks for a pack of 3-4. You can get them in different sizes as well. The ones featured are the medium size I believe. Also, they come with a cutout to trace on the fabric. I found that the size provided leaves you with too much extra fabric so I created my own (the white circled pictured) cut from cardstock. It is about 2 inches in diameter. But you don't have to do this - just a suggestion =)
Step 1 & 2: cut out circles of fabric using the sharpie and place over button half with the teeth. Place the fabric facing outward so the darker side is away from you. Use the eraser tip to push the fabric into the teeth. I say this so you don't hurt your poor fingers like I did the first time haha.
Step 3: Once you have all the fabric pushed in take the second piece and snap it on! Now set that aside. Now take your felt and cute a smaller cirlce about the same size as the second button piece. Cut a small hole in the center to match the hole in the metal piece. Now take your needle and thread and sew stitches around the outside for a little extra "homemade touch."
Step 4: Now place the felt piece over the back of the button and then slide your bobby pin in through the hole poking through. Note: place the bobby pin facing away from you. I did this facing me the first time and then I realized when it was flipped over, the bobby pin was upside down. Ok so now that the felt and bobby pin are in place. Sew the bobby pin to the felt.
Step 5: Using the hot glue, glue down the felt to the metal backing and I like to use a little touch of glue to adhere the bobby pin to the felt for some extra strength. Flip over and Voila! You have a cute unique hair piece. Use coordinating fabrics to have a matching set and slide them onto a little tag and they make a great gift as well!