You can buy the sweetest bobby pins from places like Etsy and Madeit (we have quite a few), all made really strong bobby pins & finished off super nicely at the back. But, I wanted some super cute pins that could be done in two seconds with spare buttons & cheap bobby pins that you can buy at the supermarket. Ones that if the bobby pin flexes or snaps, you can just pull of the button (or throw out if it's not a favourite) and glue it back on a new bobby pin in two seconds.
All you'll need is a hot glue gun, bobby pins and buttons. You can also glue beads, felt accessories etc.. onto the bobby pin to make a cute pin. If you don't have a glue gun, you must purchase one!! We use ours for so, so much. Now the kids are older they can use it themselves quite easily and I'm still surprised at how often we reach into the cupboard for ours. Mine was only about $10 - $15 from spotlight - I just bought the cheapest one and it's still going strong after a couple of years.
Pop a generous dot of glue on the button and squish the button on firmly. Ta-da! You're done. Let set for a couple of minutes before using them in your hair.
I'm going to make up a batch of these for the school fair this year using plain buttons in funky colours, then pop them on a little piece of cardstock (for cuteness) and sell them out at $1 or so for two.
See you later today!