How to Make Beaded Hair Barrettes

Glamorous Gathered Barrette

Glamorous Gathered Barrette
Glamorous Gathered Barrette

This glamorous gathered barrette uses wrapped laces and beads to create a unique gathered look. Learning how to make this beaded hair barrette can be easy if you follow the simple steps below. Don't forget to ask mom to help you with your creation!

What You'll Need:

2 lanyard laces (for each barrette)

1-1/3 yards purple, 25 inches white laces

6-inch aluminum bracelet blank, 1/2-inch wide

Craft snips or tin snips (adult use)

Metal fingernail file



Masking tape

8 pony beads 6x9 mm: 4 white, 4 pink

Metal barrette, 2-1/2 inches long

Low- and high-temperature glue gun and glue (adult help needed)

Step 1: Ask an adult to use the craft snips to cut the bracelet blank in half crosswise, making two 3x1/2-inch pieces. Set 1 piece aside (for the second barrette). Smooth the edges and corners of the bracelet blank piece with a fingernail file.

Step 2: Cut five 5-inch pieces of white lace.

Step 3: Center bracelet blank on top of laces.

Step 4: Insert an end of the purple lace under the laces at 1 end of the bracelet blank. Glue the lace end to hold.

Step 5: Thread the purple lace through a white pony bead. Wrap the purple lace around the back of the bracelet blank, and thread the lace through the bead again. Repeat 2 more times, keeping the laces flat and wrapping the lace side by side.

Step 6: Repeat step 5, wrapping and threading the lace through each bead 4 times while alternating pink and white beads.

Step 7: Insert the end of the purple lace under the white laces at the bracelet blank end.

Step 8: Pull the purple lace tight. Glue to hold. Trim the end.

Step 9: With adult help, use the glue gun set on high, and apply the glue along the top of the barrette. Center the wrapped blank on the barrette.

With the tips in this article, you're sure to find the beaded hair barrette of your dreams.

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