Try-it Tuesday: Button Bobbies

Today, for Try-it Tuesday, I give you the super-easy, super-cute, and super-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-it’s-so-brilliant…

 Button Bobbies:

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All you need is some bobby pins, some glue, and some pretty buttons.

I hit the jackpot last week when I posted on Facebook about needing some buttons for the Super Night with Super Mom event, and my MIL suggested that my GMIL (that’s grandma-in-law) might have something I could use.

Boy, did she ever! A huge tin + a bag full of vintage buttons!

I sifted, sorted, and cackled with glee at such an unexpected bounty of buttons and then dumped the ones I chose in a bath of warm water and dishwashing detergent.

Next up: fish them out, dry them off, add a dab of glue (I used Glen, my trusty, if unattractive glue-gun, of course) to the back of the button, and immediately press the curved end of the bobby pin into the glue.

Then don’t. touch. it.

Yes, this is a super-easy project, but it’s also fairly easy to bungle if: a) your buttons are dirty or greasy (the glue won’t hold), or 2) you wait too long to attach the bobby pin after applying the glue.

After a little trial and error, though, I ended up with a whole lot of vintage loveliness…

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…to adorn not just my hair but the hair of whoever chooses to buy them at the:

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Christmas in the Country

I’ve frequented Jodi’s great sale for years now, as I mentioned in this post, but I’m a handmade seller for the first time this year and will be offering my vintage button bobbies as well as some linen flowers, paci tethers, and other cuties.

Not only are there loads of other beautiful handmade items, but there are plenty of fetching vintage finds, furniture, and knick-knacks for browsing and buying. 

And here’s the best part:

100% of the proceeds from every single item I sell are going to:

five days five ways | because every day is different  

If you’re local, I’d love to have you stop by, say hi, and maybe buy something lovingly handcrafted (I know, I’m shameless) to support a really great cause!

P.S. I’ll be updating the giveaway items tomorrow (there have been some fabulous additions that make the prizes even better!), and I’ll also be giving you our total $$$ raised to date!

P.P.S. Get ready for Round 2 of “Shop My Closet for Good!” Two words: CUTE SHOES.

P.P.P.S. The theme for this week’s

five days five ways | 5 Things Thursday

is whatever-you-darn-well-please. This week has been a bit too hectic for me to develop a cohesive theme, so randomness it is!

Monday ~ The DIY Showoff Project Parade ~ Made by You Mondays ~ Embellishing Life Everyday ~ Just Something I whipped up Monday  ~ The CSI project ~ Menu Plan Monday ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ The Southern Institute ~ Making the World Cuter ~ Thrify Décor Chick ~ Metamorphosis Monday ~ Sumo Sweet Stuff ~ Gunny Sack ~ Singing Three Little Birds ~DIY Homes Sweet Home ~ Dittle Dattle ~ 1929 Charmer ~ Everything Under the Moon  ~ ModMix Monday ~ Sew Stylish ~ Coastal Charm ~ Under the Table and Dreaming

Tuesday ~ Get Your Craft ~ Tip Junkie ~ Blackberry Vine ~ Crafty Confessions ~ Me & my Boys ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Home Stories A-Z ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suberbia  ~ Carolyn’s Homework ~ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ House of Grace ~ Passionately Artisitc ~ My World Made by Hand ~ Uncommon Designs ~ Trendy Treehouse

Wednesday ~ Blue Cricket Design ~ Somedays Crafts ~ Sew Much Ado ~ Sew Woodsy ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Savvy Southern Style ~ {Primp} ~ Midweek Fiesta ~ Rae Gun Ramblings ~ Polkadots On Parade ~ Lollipop Cards ~ JAQS Studio ~ Let Birdz Fly ~ Let Birdz Fly ~ My Girlish Whims

Thursday ~ Transformation Thursdays ~ Somewhat simple ~ Show off your stuff ~ House of Hepworths ~ Delightful Order ~ My Simple Home Life ~ The Frugal Girls ~ Thrifty Thursday ~ DIY Diva Thursday ~ Tablescape Thursday ~ No Minimalists Here ~ Crafty, Scrappy, Happy ~ Thrifty Decorating ~ Between U and Me ~ 36th Avenue

Friday ~ The Shabby nest  ~ Show and Tell Friday ~ Finding Fabulous ~ I’m Loving it ~ Simply Sweet Home ~ Whipper Berry ~ Chic on a Shoestring decorating ~ Spunky Junky ~ Delicate Construction ~ Homemaker in Heels ~ Family Ever After~ French Country Cottage ~ Common Ground ~ Young And Crafty ~ At the Picket Fence ~ Fingerprints on the Fridge ~ Miss Mustard Seed ~ Addicted to Decorating ~Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo ~ Making Lemonade ~ I Can’t Stop Crafting ~ Over the Big Moon ~ Shabby Art ~ Answer is Chocolate

Saturday ~ I heart nap time- Sundae Scoop ~ Tatertots and Jello ~ Be different Act Normal ~ Funky Junk ~ 2805 ~ Making Lemonade Blog ~I am Along for the Ride  ~ Lolly Jane

Sundays ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Sunday’s Best

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5 thoughts on “Try-it Tuesday: Button Bobbies

  1. I want…I need….I must have! Huge bobbie pin addict and these would surely help feed my addiction. Too cute and love the vintage touch:D New to your blog and glad to have found your little creative space on the web!

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