I have really curly hair and uncooperative bangs so I’ve fully given up on trying to do anything exciting to them. Instead I’ve adapted to pinning my bangs back, which has started a collection of cute clips/pins. I discovered that most of the pins I own are ridiculously easy to recreate and actually pretty fun to make.
So here’s what you’re going to need:
Round nose pliers, Wire clippers, 26 gauge wire, Buttons (shank and sew through) and bobby pins.
If you can track down 28 gauge wire, then please feel free to use it, it’s a little tougher to work with but the pins come out neater. Unfortunately I ran out of 28 gauge so I went with the 26 gauge which works perfectly fine.
We’re going to start with the sew through button.
Loop the end of a 3-4 inch piece of wire around the loop of your bobby pin.
(Sorry for the wonky colour!)
Pull the end of the wire through your bobby pin and wrap around the one prong of your pin. Try to keep your wire straight or else your wire will kink and weaken the piece resulting in breakage.
Wrap your wire again around the prong a couple more times and thread on the button. Try to keep your wrapping as neat as possible, use your round nose pliers to keep the wire close together.
Thread the wire down the other hole and wrap around the prong a couple times. Then thread the wire up through the button.
Wrap the wire around the bottom of the button once and bring the wire to the loop of the bobby pin.
Wrap the wire around the prong by the loop, remembering to keep loops neat.
Bring the wire up through the button and back down. Now again, wrap the wire around the bottom of the button.
Trim the wire ends as short as you can and tuck them away.
Now the shank button:
If your shank is small enough, thread the top bobby pin prong through the shank. Otherwise feed the whole pin through the shank.
Loop the end of your piece of wire through the shank AND the top bobby pin prong. Tightly twist the end of the wire together with the wire.
Thread the wire under the bottom of the shank diagonally across. Wrap over the bottom of the shank and repeat a couple times.
Wrap the wire around the prong a couple times and then repeat the process of wrapping around diagonally again.
Wrap the wire around the prong by the loop a couple times and then trim and tuck the ends.
Now go rock your pins!
These pins are super easy and it’s pretty fun hunting for cool buttons.