Button Bobby Pins

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I don’t wear a lot of hair accessories, but these are something I would definitely wear!

And they are super easy to make and personalize too!

– Supplies –

Bobby Pins


(You can use hot glue, but I recommend E-6000 for a stronger hold.)

First, get your bobby pin and button ready.

Put glue on the base of the bobby pin.

Attach the button.

And you’re done!
So easy! 🙂

Button Bobby Pins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

With the E-6000, you may want to let it sit over night for the strongest hold.

I used Black/White and Retro Haberdashery Buttons and buttons from Flirtation Button Jar.

I LOVE these!!!
I can’t wait to wear them and give them away as gifts.

Button Bobby Pins - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Jenalyn Mills
    Posted July 13, 2011 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Where can you get those bobby pins with the flat round spot on them?

  2. Rica
    Posted July 13, 2011 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Very cute! I made those before and used rhinestone.
    Jenalyn – you can get those at Hobby Lobby.

  3. becky
    Posted July 13, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Rica do you just use the flat back rhinestones or like rhinestone objects (soccer ball, ballet slippers, etc)?

    Shirley What else can you put on the bobby pins? Have you ever many any flowers out of fabric that you could put on there?

    • Shirley
      Posted July 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Becky – I think you could definitely put anything on these bobby pins. The base is perfect for anything you’d like. Just be sure to use a stronger glue like the E-6000. I haven’t tried any yet, but it’s on my list. 🙂

  4. Posted July 13, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    What a cute idea! Thanks!

  5. Rica
    Posted July 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Becky, I used the flat back rhinestone.

  6. shannon
    Posted July 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love these, and they are super easy to make! Looks like the antique market might be lacking a few buttons and bobbles after my next visit!

  7. Brittany
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I. Love. These. Must make some! For my girls! For me! For my son? Ok, maybe not but I’m really loving these!

  8. Arlene
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Can you use buttons with the shank (loop) on the back? Do you just put the shank to the side of the flat circle on the bobby pin?

  9. Ashley
    Posted November 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I understand u sell the bobby tins with the circles on them but where could u go into a store n get them at…. i don’t buy stuff off the internet n don’t own a credit card or debit card…. but I’d like to make these for my daughter…. and what kinda of glue r u talkin about? Becuz I only know of super glue or hot glue lol

  10. bonny
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, they sell them with the Jewelry Findings. E6000 you can find at WalMart in the craft section or the hardware section with their super glues.

  11. nyle
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    how much are those bobby pins you sell? 🙂

    • Shirley
      Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      Hi Nyle! If you click the link on the bobby pins, it will take you right to the page to purchase them and see prices. They are $2 for 5 and $7.20 for 20. Thanks! 🙂

  12. Posted April 20, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    love this idea soo cute thank you for the tutorial

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 21, 2014 at 8:04 am | Permalink

      Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We are so glad you love this fun project! Have a wonderful day and thank you again Debbie! Michelle 🙂

  13. Posted April 20, 2014 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    I also love that I can find everything at the ribbon retreat thanks

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 21, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

      Awww, thank you Debbie! You are awesome! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  14. Andrew Tillotson
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 12:12 am | Permalink


    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi Andrew! Thank you! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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