Saturday, January 29, 2011

Throwback barrettes

These barrettes were inspired by an old Family fun magazine. When I saw them my 80’s childhood flashed through my mind, and I knew that the girls and I would have to make some. But we “blinged” ours up a bit.  It was really nice to share something with them that brought back so many good memories.
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And this is how you do it.  First you’ll need some ribbon one or two colors. and a barrette like this one. 
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Thread the ribbon to the back of the barrette.
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Thread the ribbon over one side and then under the other side of the barrette. Continue till the end.
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We just used a little hot glue on the end of the blue one to hold it all in place, we trimmed the extra ribbon and then we added a snowflake button.  On the red one we left some ribbon hanging down we also used hot glue to hold the ends in place.
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19 comments:

Steph said...

I totally made these in the 80's! Great memories - if only Sammi would leave the hair barrettes in...maybe in a few years?! I guess I could make them for me, but what would people say...hmmm....it just might be worth it! :) Thanks for the flashback! Love ya!

GracefullyCreated said...

So good to find another reader who loves family fun ideas! I keep how-to's etc from old issue's of it in a three ring binder with page protecters. So many amazing idea's, but I realy don't have room to store all the old issue's of magazine's. I've got a lot of them pagemarked for kids sciece projects when my kids are a little older :)

Alison said...

Darling!

Annette said...

I had these when I was young, too! My daughter saw this and asked, "Can we make some?" ;-)

V said...

Memories of grade school just came flooding back with this post. Thank you for posting this tutorial!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Oh my goodness! I so loved these as a child! Kerri

Krafty Kat said...

I must have been deprived because I never had any but I do remember seeing them. Pretty cute! Love the snowflake one! Family Fun has so many great ideas! Thanks for linking up!

Amy said...

OH! These take me back! I can't wait to make some for my little princess! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Oh, oh! I remember making these and wearing them when I was little! My daughter is 10 - and thinks everything 80's is so cool, I think we'll be whipping some of these out soon!

Camo Bride said...

these are adorable!

Remodelaholic said...

These are so great, and it looks like they will actually hold up! I have gone through SO many hair things this year!

ANyway, I wanted to thank you for linking up to the party and let you know that I am highlighting these on 2/9 @ 7:00 am cst! Hoep you get some new visitors!

AmieAnn said...

I LOVE these! Used to wear them in my hair everyday growing up in the 80's.. oh no.. I think I just dated myself.. oh well 30 is the new 20 right?!? Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Jenna said...

Oh MY! You just completely flashed me back!!!!!!!

Another 80's girl!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

SO sweet, thanks for sharing :)

gigi123 said...

Wow this does bring back memories...maybe these will come back in style :)

booharts said...

I made a lot of these back then!
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Elsie said...

I made these for my granddaughter in 2007 but used only one colour ribbon. Love the idea of the two colours. Great tutorial too!

Rachel R. said...

My mama used to make these for me when I was in preschool. I had forgotten about them, though - I'll have to make some for my own little girls!

Desiring to Be Heard said...

So funny! I'm visiting from a link at Joy in My Kitchen for sweet potato bread.

When I saw the title of this post, I had a mental picture of these barrettes. Wonder if my DD would like to try to make them.