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Styling Tips:
1. We love this piece as a brooch on a navy or red tote!
2. This cutie goes great with plaids!

Posted by Jenna C. from New York, New York, United States • Published See Jenna C.'s 118 projects »
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  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather materials and plug in your glue gun.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Flip applique face side down on a good work space. Begin by gluing one end of the pleated satin ribbon to the back of the applique. Press the ribbon down so it sticks to the applique.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold and glue ribbon as shown. This will make it so the shiny side of the satin ribbon is always exposed.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    The front should look like this.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now fold the ribbon as shown and glue down again.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Continue this process all around the applique. Here's an "in progress" photo.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once finished, cut a 6", 8", and 10" piece of pearl trim. Also, save scraps of pleated ribbon for this part.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Lay the 6" piece of pearl trim as shown and glue down with your glue gun.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now repeat the last step with the 8" piece of pearl trim, gluing the ends to the outside of the 6" piece of pearl trim.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue down the 10" piece of pearl trim on top of the other two pieces.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cover pearls and glue clump by adding more glue and placing a piece of pleated trim over pearl ends.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut a scrap of t shirt fabric and cover the entire back of your new motif.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 13
    Step 13

    First glue down the scrap fabric, and then your hair clip or pin. Wipe up any excess glue with a pen cap.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Gossip Fanatic Hair Clip/Brooch - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now try it on and enjoy!

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Charley H.
Charley H. · Peterborough, England, GB · 19 projects
So gorgeous Happy
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Noelia Citialin
Noelia Citialin · Bakersfield, California, US · 7 projects
Very cute. I have a similar version on my projects with chain. Check it out
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Sunkissed♥
Sunkissed♥ · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 5 projects
really cute! i luv it
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Stitch.Me
Stitch.Me · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 6 projects
beautiful!!
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artjunkie *.
artjunkie *.
wow! Gorgeous!
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