How to Make Girls' Hair Barrettes


Balloon Barrette

You don't need to dress like a clown to wear this cute balloon barrette.
You don't need to dress like a clown to wear this cute balloon barrette.
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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:

Alternate the direction of the balloons. Alternate the direction of the balloons.
Alternate the direction of the balloons.
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Step 1: Take four balloons of different colors and group them together, alternating their direction.

Wrap a fifth balloon around the group of balloons. Wrap a fifth balloon around the group of balloons.
Wrap a fifth balloon around the group of balloons.
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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.

Tie a knot in that fifth balloon. Tie a knot in that fifth balloon.
Tie a knot in that fifth balloon.
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Step 3: Tie a knot in the fifth balloon to secure the group to the barrette.

Continue adding balloons in the manner described below. Continue adding balloons in the manner described below.
Continue adding balloons in the manner described below.
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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.

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