A balloon barrette is sure to be a favorite for years to come. The colors are a vibrant, visual treat, and the balloons certainly create a festive mood. And best of all, it's so easy to make -- just balloons and a barrette -- you might want to make a collection of them.
It's a perfect barrette to wear to a party -- in fact, it makes a great party favor, too -- but it looks so great, you'll also want to wear it every day, even when you're just "clowning around."
What You'll Need:
- 25 small balloons, various colors
- 2-3/4 inch barrette
How to Make a Balloon Barrette:
Step 1: Take four balloons of different colors and group them together, alternating their direction.
Step 2: Open the barrette clip and remove spring by pulling at center. Place the group of balloons on top of the barrette and wrap a fifth balloon around them at a slight angle.
Step 3: Tie a knot in the fifth balloon to secure the group to the barrette.
Step 4: Continue adding groups of balloons along the length of the barrette in this way. Five groupings should be enough to cover the barrette. Adjust the balloons as needed for a balanced look. Replace the spring in the barrette.
A barrette topper gives you a "platform" to create any number of designs for a hair accessory. Find out more about it on the next page.