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

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