February 8, 2010

Woven Barrettes

Posted in barrette, Craft at 4:46 pm by ammiejo

I found a lovely blog! Pink and Green Mama is full of wonderful crafts and fun things to do with your littles! I love all of the fantastic stuff she has on her site! The kids and I have really enjoyed doing some of the fun crafts. But we are just getting started! She has so much!

At the end of January she posted a link to make some pretty barrettes. I remember these! And I knew Sassy would love wearing them too! So I went to the link at Family Fun and looked over the directions. I had the ribbon from scrapbooking and making other barrettes for Amiah, I just needed to find the barrettes. From the comments I was afraid I would have a problem finding them. But found them when I stopped at the local Dollar General to pick up something I had forgotten in town. So if you try these, check out your local DG for the barrettes.

The barrettes aren’t hard. Weaving the ribbon in and out was a little tricky, but I moved more quickly after I chose a technique. I haven’t decided how I want to cover up the barrette at the starting end or the right way to finish it off. I’m still messing around with that and if you have any hints I would love to hear them! Also when she wore one of the barrettes, with the lace and her hair, it was a tight fit. I’ve decided to experiment with a wider ribbon and different weaving patterns.

And without further ado, here are the two barrettes I finished. She wore the burgundy and white one to church yesterday.

Burgundy and whiteOn the burgundy and white one, I twisted the ribbon at the top because I was trying to cover the beginning end. It ended up looking neat so I left it the way it was!

Cost of supplies.

Barrettes a card of 6 barrettes was $1.50

Ribbon was .19 cents a yard if you buy it buy the yard. Mine was less because I had the spools of it.

And my time.

Very fun!



  1. Great job! They turned out really well. Thanks so much for your sweet words about my blog : ) Happy Crafting! Fondly, pink and green mama MaryLea

  2. Megan said,

    those look really cute! if i made some, they’d definitely fall apart before the second wearing. i know it!


  3. Yasher said,

    Those are SO cute! I’ll bet the looked adorable! I’ll bet your daughter felt like a little princess! 🙂

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