Have you seen 80s ribbon barrettes around? I’ve added a modern twist to these vintage 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!