***10% of all proceeds are donated to The National Institute of Mental Health and Kansas City Public Television through my Jack of All Trades Crafter Etsy Shop.

***Donations made to Birth Without Borders and Little Dresses for Africa through my Baby And Bloomers Etsy Shop.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hair Barrettes

I love making hair barrettes, and wanted to share my technique with you. I use a favorite fabric of mine from Kaffe Fassett. You can use paper if you like instead of fabric.

Directions for making your own hair barrettes:

Materials needed:
Fabric or paper
Mod Podge
Craft/Fabric Glue
Cardstock (that matches fabric)
Paint Brush
Alligator Clip or barrette of choice
Hot glue gun and glue


Step 2 (These are pins I'm currently making)
1. Cut out the pattern/design as you like that would be small enough for a barrette.
2.Next, put glue on the piece of cardstock and then place fabric on top. Dab a little glue on the brush and brush fabric flat (make sure you don't have any wrinkles). Let dry 24 hours. Cut out the pattern/design as you like.
3. Use Mod Podge to layer the front and back of the piece (fabric and cardstock). Let dry 24 hours.
4. Repeat step 3, then wait several days.
5. Using your hot glue gun, dab a small amount of glue onto the back (the cardstock) then push the alligator clip into the glue.
6. Let dry and cure for 4 weeks (that's how long it takes to cure the mod podge).
7. Wear in your hair!

No comments:

Post a Comment