Since I started letting my hair grow longer, I’ve been in this constant battle to pull my hair back with something. I’ve been smitten with those vintage button bobby pins on Pinterest, signing with a “someday I’ll make those,” refrain.
Lucky me, the boys asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day, and it suddenly occurred to me, that the boys could easily make those bobby pins for me!
Turns out, this is the perfect craft for a kid. They studied the buttons, looking for matches, wondering how to make a pattern, and deciding that this button was big enough to stand on its own.
“You know,” I told them, “Many of these buttons came from my Grandma — that one is from her winter coat right there — and others came from my Mom — it really couldn’t be a more perfect mother’s day gift.”They weren’t impressed.
They glued them down, discovering that it was easy to glue the buttons first, and lay the bobby pin on top.Â
Finally, they were done.
They’re as pretty as jewels…