Hey, pulp babes! It’s me, Bailey, your DIY editor! When I was little, I hated barrettes (and I mean H-A-T-E-D them). They hurt to put in, they hurt to take out, they just hurt in general. Of course, I’m talking about the classic “Goody” hairclips, which I now scour every drugstore at age seventeen, hoping to wear them again. However for those who can’t find them, like myself, there is an alternative… Make your own barrettes.
You will need…
- BLANK BARRETTES (which can be found at any drug or craft store)
- A LOW-TEMPERATURE HOT GLUE GUN (Also found at any craft store or Walmart)
- WHATEVER YOU WANT TO MAKE A BARRETTE INTO (Plastic crap, pieces of candy, you name it)
Ready to make your barrettes? I thought so.
- Plug in your low-temperature glue gun.
- In the meantime, figure out which items you want to turn into barrettes. You can try layering pieces, adding glitter, working with color-schemes, etc.
- Your glue gun should be ready! Pair your doo-dads with your blank barrettes and begin.
- Use the hot glue gun to add a small dab of glue onto the barrette’s head. Place your selected thingy onto the glue and press down firmly for 20 seconds.
- Let your barrette sit and set for at least 30 minutes.
And there you have it. Go out and wear your new hair accessories better than any little girl in the world!