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How to Make Girls' Hair Barrettes


Lace-n-Flowers Barrette
The Lace-n-Flowers barrette will dress up any outfit.
The Lace-n-Flowers barrette will dress up any outfit.

With a Lace-n-Flowers barrette in your hair, you can't help but feel special. It's a pretty barrette to wear for a party or holiday event, but it will dress up any outfit, whether you're wearing a fancy dress or school clothes.

You can make it from eyelet lace, satin ribbons, and tiny silk rosebuds -- and a little help from Mom. You'll feel like a princess whenever you wear your Lace-n-Flowers barrette.

What You'll Need:

  • White thread
  • Sewing needle
  • 14" length of 2-inch-wide white eyelet lace
  • 1/4-inch-wide satin ribbon: 27" length white, 27" length pink
  • 2" white slim chenille stem
  • 3 pink silk rosebuds, 1" each
  • 6 pink silk flowers, 3/4" each
  • 2-3/4" barrette
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
Set the glue gun on low heat.
Set the glue gun on low heat.

How to Make a Lace-n-Flowers Barrette:

Step 1: Thread needle and knot ends of thread. Stitch 1/2-inch-long basting stitches through binding edge of eyelet lace. Pull thread tightly to form circle of eyelet lace and knot. Cut thread. Slightly overlap ends of lace and glue together (use glue gun on low).

Step

2: Match pink and white ribbon ends together. Form a bow with four loops (double bow), then wrap the chenille stem around the center of the bow; twist ends together at back. Fold over twisted ends. Glue center of bow to center of eyelet lace circle.

Step 3: Apply glue to bottom of three rosebuds and place in the center of the ribbon bow in a triangle. Glue three groups of two small flowers between rosebuds.

Step 4: Apply a line of glue to top of barrette and place back of eyelet lace circle onto barrette.

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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERS

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