Button Hair Clip Tutorial

Button Hair Clip Tutorial

Last fall I ordered several button jars from the Ribbon Retreat to create some Christmas crafts. I started playing around with some of the buttons and came up with this cute idea.

Button Hair Clip Tutorial

The button jars at The Ribbon Retreat are 5 oz. of beautifully coordinated buttons for only $5.99!

Button Jars

Button Hair Clip Tutorial


Supplies Needed for the Button Hair Clip Tutorial

Buttons – a variety of sizes
Felt Circle – I used 1 3/4″ in a dark color
Mini Single Prong Clip
Hot Glue Gun

Remember you can get all of your supplies here at The Ribbon Retreat!

Before I begin, I create a mock-up of the design I will use to glue the buttons onto the felt circle.

create a mock-up of the design

Step one:

Glue each of the buttons in the desired location.

I like to create a couple of layers, starting with larger buttons on the bottom and overlapping some of the buttons on the top layer for a whimsical effect.

Glue buttons in the desired location

Make sure you only glue two-thirds of the bottom layer of buttons to the felt.
This way you can trim around the buttons more easily.

Glue buttons in the desired location

Step two:

Trim the felt away from the edges of the buttons so you can not see any felt from the top view.

Trim the felt

Trim the felt

Step three:

Prepare to glue the prong clip to the felt piece.

I hold the clip open with a toothpick so glue does not seep through when I attach it to the clip.

glue the prong clip on

And now you’ve made your cute Button Hair Clip!

Button Hair Clip Tutorial - Completed Product

I like to attach these clips to infant headbands, but I have also used them alone for my older daughters’ hair.

Hair Clip Tutorial

So order a few button jars and come up with beautiful designs for your Button Hair Clip!

Hair Clip Tutorial

– Tara

Thank you so much Tara!

Tara is a wonderful customer, and I’m so glad she shared her cute hair clip tutorial with us.

If you have great tutorials and a fun idea you would like to share on The Ribbon Retreat Blog,
please submit a project.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Posted April 12, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    These are darling! What a fun new idea:)

  2. Lyla
    Posted June 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I thought these were absolutely adorable, tried a few myself tonight, here’s how they turned out:

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

      Those are adorable Lyla!! How fun! Thank you for sharing! – Shirley 🙂

  3. Marilu
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I made an order about 10 days ago, but haven’t heard from you. PayPal did confirm the order payment, but so far I have no idea of where my order is right now. Please you have my e-mail, can you let me know whether they are on their way. Thanks, Maria L

    • Shirley
      Posted September 10, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Maria! Please contact Dawn at dawn@theribbonretreat with your order number or email address that is on your account and she can help you figure out with is happening with your order. Thank you. – Shirley

  4. Jean
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    adorable… but choking hazard

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 9:50 am | Permalink

      Hi Jean! Thank you for your comment! Yes, you are right so everyone would have to be so super careful not to let this cute clip get in the hands of a little one that would want to taste the buttons. Thank you for the tip and everyone be careful out there! Have a great day Jean and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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