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Cheap, fun and easy barrette to make
This was an entry for the "Pencil and Crayon Hoopla" over at Craftster and I chose to make hair accessories.

Although I used a sewing machine to put mine together, it could easily be adapted to just use the hot glue gun instead if you didn't have a sewing machine.

It is also very inexpensive to make - it cost me under .25 cents.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 371 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 1
    Step 1

    The amount of fabric will depend on the size of the crayon and the width you want the bow.

    Mine was a jumbo crayon (6 inches long) so I used a piece of fabric that was 10 inches long and 6 inches wide.

    Use the ruler, measure, then cut.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 2
    Step 2

    I cut a 2 inch strip off at the end of the 10 inches to sue to make the center of the bow (set it aside for now)

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the larger piece of half, right sides together, pin then sew on the right side and the long edge using 1/2 inch seam, leaving the left side open.

    Turn the strip of fabric right side out and press.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 5
    Step 4

    On the end that is open, fold in 1/2 inch along the inside edge, press, pin then sew to close.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 6
    Step 5

    Now for the skinny strip, going to do the same thing, except you won't need to sew the end closed as you will end up trimming it off.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 7
    Step 6

    Apply glue to the underside of the crayon.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 8
    Step 7

    Glue the crayon in the middle then fold up the top and the bottom towards the crayon.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 9
    Step 8

    Glue the stitched end to the center back of the blow with hot glue, then wrap around, trim off the excess and glue the end to the back.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 10
    Step 9

    Apply hot glue to the top of the barrette and then firmly place it on the back center of the barrette.

  • How to make a recycled hair clip. Crayon Barrette - Step 11
    Step 10

    To pretty up the edges, I turned the edges under 1/2 inch towards the back of the barrette and glued down so you don't see any ugly stitching on the top side.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
what a funny idea , i love it, soooooo cool!!! well done, thanks for the great tute and sharing!
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