I have a hard time finding time to craft as a mom, and when I do it’s usually something I’m making for my kids. So I’m really excited to have Tonya of The Crafty Mummy here to share a “mama craft” at the beginning of each month. Let’s see what she has in store for us to craft for our little ones this month…
Little girls love pretty hair things! But they can become expensive. So here’s a quick and easy way for you to make some pretty hair ties for your girls. (We call them “hair ties” here in Australia – you know, those elastic things that hold a pony tail together? But I’m thinking maybe you have a different name for them in the U.S.? Or wherever you are reading from! Isn’t the internet fabulous!?)
Covered Button Hair Tie Mama Craft
What You Need:
- Covered button kit & scissors
- Scraps of fabric
- Hair ties
First, make a covered button.
Now I had been wanting to make covered buttons for a little while. I bought a kit from an online shop, The Haby Goddess. She has such cute crafty stuff and the kit came with the pieces for 8 buttons plus the pieces to push them together.
You can cover them with any fabric. I used scraps of quilting cotton for mine because that’s what I had lying around. If you were making an outfit, you could easily use some scraps to create a matching hair tie.
Next, attach your hair tie.
Now that you have a covered button, you need to attach a hair tie. I tried to use quite thick ties because my Little Miss has quite thick hair, but they were quite difficult to get through the button loop. You may wish to use either bigger buttons or thinner hair ties.
Here’s the step by step:
Fold your hair tie flat like a line
Push one end of the hair tie through the back of the button
Now you have a loop on each side of the button shaft
Thread one loop through the other loop
All ready to wear!
Tonya of The Crafty Mummy dabbles in lots of different crafts – patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and sewing. Her blog, The Crafty Mummy, is the record of projects she has done, and the projects she dreams of getting to, with some blogging and social media thrown in! She also sells her handmade wares in her Shop.
These are so adorable. I love that they can be made to match a certain outfit or dress. Priscilla will love them. Thanks, Tonya!
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