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Multi-color Braided Slide Barrettes

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Author Birdsong Patterns
Price $4.90
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by Dillashaw, Patricia
on March 30th, 2014


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


Photos and text copyright Deanna D. McCool and Birdsong Bows 2011. All rights reserved in this original work. No part of this publication, including text and photos, may be reproduced or transmitted in any for without the expressed written permission of the author.

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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

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.