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How to Make Girls' Hair Barrettes


Pinwheel Barrette
A pinwheel barrette is just right for special occasions.
A pinwheel barrette is just right for special occasions.
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Fresh and fun with a hint of glamor, a pinwheel barrette is just right for those occasions when you want to wear something extra special.

Glitzy, bright, lavish -- it's all that. And the smoochy red lips added as a finishing touch make your pinwheel barrette memorable.

What You'll Need:

  • 1-1/3 yards ribbon, 7/8" wide
  • 3 novelty lips
  • 2-3/4" barrette
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Simple yet fancy, this pinwheel uses an interesting technique. The ribbons are twisted once at the center before being glued together. This works best with thin, delicate ribbon material, such as satin.

How to Make a Pinwheel Barrette:

Cut eight pieces of ribbon.
Cut eight pieces of ribbon.
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Step 1: Cut the ribbon into eight 6" pieces. Trim the edges of each piece at an angle.

Glue the ribbons together at the center.
Glue the ribbons together at the center.
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Step 2: Place a drop of glue on the center of one piece of ribbon and glue another piece of ribbon across it. Glue on each of the remaining six pieces to form a circle.

Glue the lips to the pinwheel.
Glue the lips to the pinwheel.
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Step 3: Glue the lips to the center of the pinwheel.

Glue the pinwheel to the barrette.
Glue the pinwheel to the barrette.
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Step 4: Glue the pinwheel to the top of the barrette.

It's fun to get dressed up for special occasions; now you can dress up your hair, too. Keep reading to find out how to make an extra-pretty Lace-n-Flowers barrette.

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