A New Do>> Accessory Idea

**UPDATE** Because the pictures all deleted from this post at some point I found them and reinserted them, I left the text the same, but this is a fixed post. Hopefully I don't loose the pictures again because that is very annoying!!!

This idea (if ya care...) came to me during the giveaway last week. Someone wrote about a way to finish this "got time" hair style and I suggested to weave the little rubber bands through beads. Hummmmmm... I liked that idea a lot. And I wanted to try it for myself. She ended up buying some scrap book bead dots to just put on top of the rubber band which ended up very beautiful. She sent me pictures after the wedding and it was very pretty. I am still going to try that one of these days, but it got me thinking about what else I could weave these rubber bands around and into. It is a very interesting concept.So this is the hair style I am tut-ing on today. Which if you can't see those butterflies just enlarge the picture and you can see them a little better. Cute little addition don't you think?

Okay- using a needle for sewing I pushed the rubber band through one hole and back out the other side.

And I looped one side over the other to tie it off and not allow it to slip back through.

Now you can use this two ways or even use them both ways in one hair style. You can wrap them over and over again like your usually do. Of you can weave these around the hair and pull the loop over the button.

Just like doing up a button.
Now for this hair style I gave it a lot of twisties and just set those aside to combine later. With no rhyme or reason or pattern to it at all. The way I see it not everything needs to be perfect and precise. I like a little mess and disorder to my hair do's. She's four for heaven sakes-- If I do everything perfect now she'll expect perfection from me always. I have a very low pony tail at the bottom of the hair. And I am using one of the bigger bands. I don't often use these except in pony tails.

You will now divide the hair in half. Working with the first half of hair you twist it into a cork screw twist. You can use a band to tie it off, but that isn't necessary. Because we are just going to tie this into a knot and pin it to the head. And you want this to be loose and messy. So I am not going to use a rubber band-- you do what ever you want.
Once tied in a knot I pinned it with bobby pins to her head.
And then I repeated the same thing with the remaining other half of hair.

Knotted it up and pinned it to the base of the pony tail.

Then you wrap around the pony tail braids with those rubber band buttons. Make sure to leave out some extra fly away hair. Because this is a messy cute fun bun after all! Have fun with that! I see these button dills becoming a Jenn THING. They are fun to play with! Hope you like it too!


  1. My daughter(9) absolutely loved this idea for using buttons! She's been collecting buttons for a few years and loves that she can get to wear some of her collection.

  2. I actually make hair accessories from antique and vintage buttons. While I have found a few "cutsie" ones, I prefer the more ornate ones from about 1880 through the early 1950's. You can see them at http://www.talismanstudios.etsy.com

  3. My mom actually used buttons to customize our own hair accessories because the school did not allow anything bright in color, only black and brown were allowed. Mom could not find something in the store cheap, nice and appropriate. Finally, she used some rubber bands and buttons to make some for us. I wished that I still keep them.


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