Our Button Crafternoon

I saw this idea for making button hair pins from a post on Pinterest.  I had cute bobby pins, I had a boat load of buttons and I was armed with my grandmother's sewing bins.  It made me happy to think of Grandma while using all of her old thread and needles, knowing that she would be proud that I am using her sewing items for cute crafts for her great granddaughters she never got to meet.

I let Maisy browse my Pinterest boards and she picked this project for today.  So, Maisy chose her favorite buttons.  This actually kept her quite happy for about 30 minutes.

Our Button Crafternoon

Then she and I picked the buttons to match up and we got out our tools for finishing our project.

Our Button Crafternoon
Our Button Crafternoon

While I sewed the buttons together and to the bobby pins, Maisy stayed busy opening a pretend bakery.

After the buttons were sewn onto the bobby pins, I added a bit of super glue to hold them in place.  I have two words of caution if you try this at home.  Only use a bit of super glue, otherwise it can leak through your button holes and ruin your buttons and creation.  Caution number two:  Make sure the super glue is completely dry before you put them in your child's hair. I had to use a bit of my strong arm skills to get a couple of these out!

Our Button Crafternoon

Finished products!

Our Button Crafternoon

Maren modeling a purple/black button clip.

Our Button Crafternoon

Maisy wanted to have a few in her hair.

Our Button Crafternoon

Then as we were leaving for dinner Maisy wanted them ALL in her hair, on both sides.  

I can't wait to get these into our hair clip rotation!

In other news, we are finally all well!  Let's hope we stay that way.  We were hit with a stomach bug this last week.  Maisy is still the only one is hasn't hit, so we are hopeful, she can escape it. Poor Maren had a rough go of it.  She kept signing "all done" and saying owie owie each time the threw up- which was often.  I felt a bit like a new parent since the girls have never had a stomach bug before!  I had no idea what to do- but we figured it out.  Then it hit Todd, then it hit me!  I was grateful for my long restful day in bed, where no one asked a thing from me and I could nap as much as I wanted.  Small price to pay! ha

Hope you all stay healthy!

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