Pretties for your Hair
I'm a hair accessory snob. Not because I'm snobby about how it looks; rather, I'm all about the function. I cannot tell you how much money and time I've wasted looking for and finding an accessory I like, only to find out it doesn't stay put.
I need my pins, barrettes, and hair bands to do their jobs, people.
So I use a lot of my tried and true favorites: the humble bobby pin. But, seriously, bobby pins aren't very exciting. When I wanted to spice it up a little, I ordered a beautiful chrysanthemum pin from Etsy, which I love. But it slips, so I end up putting another pin across it to make it stay. I figured I would have to choose between form and function, and let me tell you, I always choose function.
But lo and behold, I can have it both ways! And with materials I have oodles of at home.
Duh. Why haven't I done this before?
So I did.
You should read the original tutorial, but basically it goes like this:
1. Find a cool button.
2. Thread it to the end of a bobby pin.
3. Put a dab of glue so it doesn't slip.
I've decided that this pinterest thing makes me seem way more creative than I actually am. But more than that, no more wasting time and money looking for hair accessories. I'm repurposing buttons without a home (and who doesn't love cool vintage buttons???) and the hundreds of bobby pins I've got lying around, and my effort is only a few minutes. Doesn't get much more frugal than this. Pinterest wins again!