Try this semiprecious barrettes activity and make your own hair decorations -- no one else will have barrettes exactly like yours!
Match them to your favorite outfits, or make extra-special barrettes to give to your friends as gifts.
What You'll Need:
- Three barrettes, 80mm each
- One foot of cream grosgrain ribbon, three-eighths inch wide
- Six-inch string of natural stones
- About nine seashells
- Dried greenery and flowers
- Tacky glue
Step 1: Cut the ribbon into three four-inch lengths.
Step 2: Spread glue over the surface of the barrette. Fold an end of one piece of ribbon under about 1/4 of an inch. Line up folded edge with the end of the barrette.
Step 3: Spread a little glue to the folded area of ribbon and press the ribbon to the glued surface of the barrette. Fold the other end of the ribbon under so the folded edge is even with the opposite end of the barrette.
Step 4: Hold folded ends with your fingers until glue forms a bond. Repeat for other two barrettes. For the stone barrette, apply glue to the top of the ribbon. Press stones into glue and hold until glue forms a bond. Let glue dry completely.
Step 5: Select the type and amount of natural materials for your other barrettes. Arrange the materials on a table until you are happy with the designs.
Step 6: For the seashell barrette, apply glue to small seashells one at a time and press onto the ribbon. Let glue dry completely.
Step 7: For the last barrette, apply glue to greenery and flowers and press onto the ribbon. Let glue dry completely.
A handmade stone barrette is the perfect accessory for any occasion.
Keep reading to learn more about our birthstone activity.