Button Bobby Pins

0 Posted by - January 9, 2012 - DIY & Crafts, Hair & Beauty

I think I may have run into a pin even I cannot mess up. Of course, that’s because I had this really dumb set of barrettes sitting in my hair stuff drawer just waiting for the right pin to come along…

The idea of this pin is to use buttons to dress up your bobby pins:

Christina made some of these from her grandma’s antique buttons. I had no antique buttons. All I could find were the spare buttons from all the sweaters I’ve bought over the years… most of which are gone now to the big Good Will in the sky. So, since my buttons were ugly, I got out some tiny little barrettes that I bought, like, probably in high school because I thought they’d look cute and sparkly in my hair. Turns out they mostly just fell out of my hair and made me mad. But for some reason, I kept them.

So, since I’m lazy and didn’t have any good buttons, this project turned out to be even easier than I thought. No sewing. Just snap the barrettes onto the bobby pins.

Then stick them in your hair all weird.

Excuse my hair. In addition to being too lazy to sew, I am also too lazy to wash my hair regularly.

Then play with the buttons you didn’t end up using.

Overall, not a huge fail, unless, you know, you don’t keep all the hair shit you bought in high school on hand for just a case like this one.


  • Lady Ozma January 9, 2012 - 11:38 pm Reply

    Hey, that one actually worked out well. Wish I’d bought garbage like that for my hair in high school. Either it wasn’t available or I realized that such tiny things would get lost in the mass of hair on my head or I never saw them because I’m the anti-shopper. Bummer. Maybe I should go raid my friend’s house. she has lots of little girls.

    • Pintester January 11, 2012 - 9:00 pm Reply

      I fully condone stealing stuff from little girls in order to test pins.

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  • Meghan @JaMonkey January 18, 2012 - 11:43 am Reply

    Oh I love these, I’m a button fend!

  • Yournotfunny July 6, 2012 - 11:30 pm Reply

    I personally think you are an idiot. Your blog isn’t funny or entertaining. Just a way for an attention seeker to gain well…..attention. Blog = epic fail…..

    • Pintester July 7, 2012 - 10:10 am Reply

       @Yournotfunny Well… well… You’re a meanie-head. Nyeh.

    • tabitha February 24, 2013 - 2:48 am Reply

      your=ownership, you’re=you are
      also, if you don’t like the blog *gasp* don’t read it

  • meow July 7, 2012 - 9:15 pm Reply

    i couldn’t stop laughing when i saw the picture of you with buttons for eyes. i love this blog, well done!

    • Kristine411 July 9, 2012 - 9:19 am Reply

      Made me think of Coraline!

  • romantic4evr July 30, 2012 - 1:47 am Reply

     and you’re a douche…but the world goes around anyway…now considering the majority of people here LOVE this blog you can move yourself along and take that tree branch that’s lodged in your ass with you oh and by the way it is you’re not your..have a nice day

  • christina August 13, 2012 - 6:50 pm Reply

    Hey! That’s not a bad variation on my bobby pins! I know this is coming a little late, but thanks for the feature.  Your blog is great! Love your humor. 😀

    • Pintester August 13, 2012 - 8:30 pm Reply

      Thanks Christina! I always squee like a little fangirl when the original blogger stops by and actually likes my post. 😉 This is me, squeeing: SQUEE!

  • kaleidoscope August 18, 2012 - 9:01 am Reply

     @Yournotfunny WELL. How about you go and learn some proper grammar, like the difference between “your” and “you’re”.
    SO. THERE.

  • TamaraOlliver November 27, 2012 - 3:53 pm Reply

    Oh Caroline~

    • thatpandabitca March 20, 2014 - 7:36 am Reply

      IT’S CORALINE. >:C [ahahahhahahahahaha]

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