For each barrette, you will need two pieces of ribbon, approximately 1 yard each. This will leave an 8-9 inch tail. If your hair is longer than that, start with longer ribbon.
Step 1: Layer the two pieces of ribbons and center them at the top (the side that opens) of the barrette.
Step 2: Keeping the ribbons together, weave the left side of the ribbon toward the right. This is a bit tricky at the beginning, but will become easier as the ribbons get shorter.
Step 3: Weave the right side toward the left, then the left side toward the right. Pull tight each time, making sure there are no twists.
Step 4: Continue the weaving. It will make a pattern that alternates colors. Stop when you can no longer get any ribbon through the opening.
Step 5: Tie a knot and trim the ribbons to length. You can add beads at the ends of the ribbons if you like. I prefer to leave mine plain.
Quick and easy! Enjoy!