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!
Love it! Great tutorial Cindy - thanks for sharing how you made these!! :)ReplyDelete
Loveeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the reminder of how to make these. I think my niece may be getting some of these for her birthday. :)ReplyDelete
Very cool! Thank you so much for posting the tutorial. I was one of the ones that asked!!!ReplyDelete
Fun! So pretty!ReplyDelete
what brand of ribbon do you use? it's been at least 30 years since i've made these and wanted to make some for my granddaughter...the ribbon i bought is cheap and keeps twisting and basically not cooperating! thanksReplyDelete
I typically use Offray (https://amzn.to/3coVpS2). Hope that helps!Delete
Where can I buy the barrette base? I can't find any with the opening to weave the ribbon through.ReplyDelete
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