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Multi-color Braided Slide Barrettes

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Author Birdsong Patterns
Price $4.90
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Looking for a cute barrette to make for an older girl or tween? These braided slide barrettes were a 1980s hit, and now they're back and ready for a new generation to wear!

Learn how to make these braided barrettes in two, three or four colors.

This 9-page, 20-photograph manual includes:
* Information on where to get supplies
* How to braid with 2, 3 or 4 colors
* Tips on making the process go faster
* Quick and easy variations to make your barrette original

by Dillashaw, Patricia
on March 30th, 2014


by Walker, Kelly
on February 17th, 2013

I already knew how to make these barrettes but purchased for the tips on how to make them faster. There was only one tip and while it did speed things up a tad they still are slow to make. If you want to know how to make them then it would be a good purchase. If you're thinking the tips will be helpful then save your money.

by Monica M
on October 29th, 2012

So simple, great instructions, absolutely love this

by countri_sarah
on August 20th, 2012

Love these, so easy to make, and brought back so many memories of when I wore them way back when.

by Murray, Carrie
on April 27th, 2012

Very cute and easy! To the poster above... try looking online for the two bar barettes- I know of a couple ribbon retailers that carry them. I made them for birthday party favors.

by Cdagan
on March 16th, 2012

It's a fun and simply beautiful craft to do. I really enjoyed working on these with my daughter.

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

never could make cuz cant find barrettes in my area

by Carrie M
on August 1st, 2001

Great tutorial! I've made the two color version and it was very easy.


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Slide barrettes (1. Barrettes for this project can be found in big-box retail stores, in the hair accessories department. They won't be in local craft stores. 2. Barrettes can also be found at some online ribbon companies; information is listed in the e-book.)
1/4-inch wide ribbon in four colors
Beads that will fit on the ribbon
Fray check, lighter, or wood-burning tool to seal ends