I’ve mentioned my LOVE LOVE LOVE for Craft Snob before so I’m so excited that Sara is here to share a DIY for her adorable twist on 80’s style ribbon barrettes. Did anyone else make/wear these the first time around? Ah memories! We need some! Take it away Sara!
Have you seen 80’s ribbon barrettes around? I’ve added a twist of my own to these oh so fun barrettes.
Start with a basic metal barrette. Cut a 24 inch length of 4mm ribbon. Open the barrette. Place the middle of the ribbon under the opening end of the barrette. Hold in place. Pass one side of the ribbon through the barrette. Pass the other side of the ribbon through the barrette.
Continue braiding the ribbon to the end of the barrette. Tie a knot.
This is what the typical 80s ribbon barrette looks like. But it’s not me. I am going a step further.
Twist the ribbons together and fold in half. Roll the twisted ribbon to create a flower on the end of the barrette just like I did here
. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon flower in place.
How many are you gonna make?
The Real Deal: Seriously… I had barrettes from forever ago that I found and used scrap ribbon. FREE!
Thanks so much Sara!
Don’t forget to leave a fun comment, you could win the Lucky the Elephant pattern from Gingercake! Tell us what your were doing when you last wore a ribbon barrettes. I was at my BFF Susan’s Birthday Party. Or just tell Sara what you think. And don’t forget to visit Craft Snob, It’s serious awesomeness.