Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY Glitter Barrettes


I have such an easy DIY project for you today!

I saw these beautiful barrettes on Etsy this week and thought to myself, "oh I have some plain barrettes I could dress up with glitter."  And so, I did.




I ordered a grab box from Pick Your Plum recently and got these really pretty barrettes.


I knew I would never wear them and actually tried to sell them at a recent craft show.  They came back home with me and into a box in the closet.  I immediately thought of them when I saw the barrettes on Etsy.  So, I grabbed them, some spray adhesive and some Martha Stewart glitter.

Simply spray the barrette with adhesive (use gloves and some newspaper because it's very, very sticky), sprinkle with some glitter (I used Martha Stewart glitter in Tourmaline), allow to dry (10 minutes or so), then spray with some hairspray so the glitter will "stay put" and not come off onto everything and you're all set!



I liked them so much, I decided to grab a couple of other plain barrettes I had in a drawer.


I did the same process but used Turquoise and Onyx glitter this time and got these.


Really pretty and beyond easy.  In fact, I bet you have most of these supplies laying around your house already (maybe not the spray adhesive but you can get that at most stores).

So grab some barrettes you're not using and get to glittering.

Thanks for reading!  I'll be back later this week with a free Father's Day printable!


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26 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

How pretty! I have never used spray adhesive so thanks for the tip there! Saw you at theh Winthrop Chronicles and happily following you via GFC.

Joanne said...

beautiful!!!

Evelyn said...

This is too cute and such a simple change but makes a complete transformation. I would love to jazz up some of my barrettes. I would also love to invite you to share this at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. Hope you have a fabulous (and sparkly) week:)

LeslieMarquezDesigns said...

These are really cute. Think I am hitting the dollar store today!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What a great idea! Just lovely!

Misty McFadden said...

Thanks so much for linking up :) totally cute! Makes me wish I had little girls!

Misty
413 Sparrow Lane

Amber *SaltTree* said...

I love it when a simple project produces such a lovely result! Love the glitter!
I'd love for you to share this at my party going on now...
http://www.salttree.net/2012/06/open-call-tuesdays-7-giveaway.html
Hope to see you there!

Evelyn said...

I am so happy that your glittery barrettes came to my party! I think this would be so cute in my granddaughters hair:) Thank you so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a great week!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Love these; glitter makes everything better :-)
Stopping by from the Whimsy Wednesday Party :-)

tobecontinued said...

Great idea!!! This would be fun on the little plastic ones too to jazz them up a bit!
Come by for a visit sometime :)
Catherine
http://tbc-tobecontinued.blogspot.com/2012/06/green-goddess-necklace-inspired-by.html

Jenilyn said...

Those are pretty!! I love the glitter. I would love for you to link this up at the "I Made This" party at Grits & Giggles. http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/06/i-made-this-8.html

Seaweed and Raine said...

So Pretty! I've always wondered what Barrettes were... now I know (we call them hair clips in Australia). You almost make me want to run out and buy the "ingredients" just so I can make some! :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

My little one would love these! Thanks for linking this to Things I've Done Thursday!

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Eva, my daughter will love making these! She makes her own hair things all the time and loves glittery stuff :) Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday.

Amy said...

I'm convinced that glitter makes everything better. :) These are cute!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays this week; can't wait to see what you have to share with us next time!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

What a super fun idea! Pinning this one! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

Quick, easy and so cute in the end. I love them! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

Alyssa said...

These are so cute! I would have never thought to just put glitter on plain barrettes. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

Kadie said...

LOVE this idea!! I am all about the simple projects! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Ooh, those are lovely! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

Taylor said...

These barrettes are so cute!! I love anything that glitters! :) Thank you for linking up last week at my Unveil Your Genius link party! I hope to see you again this week! :)

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Recipes We Love said...

Too cute!!!

Etcetorize said...

Very pretty! I think I'm going to make a big bag full of hair accessories for my niece, and I'll definitely put your idea to use. So glad you linked up at Etcetorize this week!

lauren said...

LOVE THESE! so pretty. thanks so much for linking up to mercyINKblog.com!
blessings :)
lauren

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Popping back in to say thank you so much for entering in the Craftastic Competition. Good luck!

Andrea Yeaple said...

That is such a cute idea! I'm following you!!!
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