Today’s homemade gift couldn’t be any easier, today I am sharing some bobby pins that I dressed up with some cute buttons.
I saw this idea over at a homemaker’s journal and I knew it would be perfect to work on with my daughter. I had to package them up cute too, because I like when the package looks as nice as the gift. That’s how I roll!
These would make great stocking stuffers or gifts for the girls on your list. If we hadn’t already made the glass tile necklaces for my daughters friends, we could have made these. These were super cheap! The bobby pins were $ .97 at Walmart and I just used buttons I already had around the house.
Here are the instructions:
- E-6000 glue
- Bobby Pins
- Misc. buttons
You simply glue the buttons onto the top of the bobby pins. Super simple!
You will need to keep an eye on them for the first few minutes, because sometimes they like to fall on their side.
If the bobby pin falls on its side, just hold it in place for a few seconds and you should be good to go. It takes a little while for them to get a nice hold.
While the glue is drying on your bobby pins, you can work on the packaging, here are the supplies you will need:
- Plastic bags 3 13/16 x 5 3/16 (I used the same ones from my glass magnets)
- Scissors or paper cutter
You will want to cut the cardstock to fit inside the plastic bag. Next you will want to use a paper cutter or scissors to cut a slit for the bobby pins to slide onto. I drew a line for demonstration purposes, to show you exactly where you would need to cut the slit.
Next, just slide the pins onto the card.
Slide the cardstock with the bobby pins into the plastic bag and tape it closed on the back.
I made a topper out of cardstock by cutting it to fit the top of the bag and then folding it in half. You can decorate the front however you want.
Now you have your completed gift! These can easily be made for under $1.00, and they are so simple and quick.
Make sure you check out the other items in the Homemade Holiday series by clicking the image above. I know I have featured a lot of girl gifts, but I have a super fun DIY gift that will be great for boys that should be up sometime next week.