Girls DIY Diamond Barettes – a year of handmade gift

These are the easiest and fastest little barrettes you ever will make–but they are so darling!  Who doesn’t want to wear diamonds in their hair!
I almost didn’t do a tutorial for these because they seemed so simple. But, I figure the tutorial might encourage some new maker to give it a go, or inspire others to make something easy and quick. The barrettes make a great addition to any gift you might be giving a little girl in your life. Or, it would be fun to make an entire collection barrettes, each with a different sparkly trim. I actually originally made these barrettes for the 24 days of glam collection, but replaced them with something else at the last minute. I think they knew they were needed to complete Lily’s little birthday package.  And now its done, the monogram bracelet, the pearl combs and the barrettes together make up the jewelry set I made for my 9 year-old niece. 
The entire gift for Lily is part of my a year of handmade gift series.  Click the photo below for tutorials to make all the things I’ve given this year–all handmade gifts all year long!
Below is the tutorial for the barrettes.  The next gift on my schedule is for my 6 year old nephew.  Oh, and some Valentine’s Day gifts for the kiddos.  So keep your eyes out for what’s coming up next!  Make a few of these to fill a heart for your valentine!
Glue gun
Barrettes (found in jewelry section at craft store)
plastic crystal/rhinestone trim

Plug glue gun in to warm up. Measure out length of trim to fit each barrette and cut.

Apply glue to back of trim.

Press trim to barrette quickly before the glue has set.

Repeat with the second barrette and finis!

Happy February to everyone.  The year is already cruising by!  Hope folks are enjoying some happy snowy days!

xo anne

  1. Gem

    wow those are really cute! I think I might just get inspired =)

  2. Chris

    So pretty! I didn’t know they made that type of trim!

  3. Hi Anne, I love these! I am really bad with a glue gun, do you think this would work with a different kind of glue? I am participating in a charity event for the holidays where I have to teach an easy craft at a station. I knew you would have something fun!! I’ve been enjoying looking through all of your great ideas. I already have a bunch of the hair barrette blanks, so this would be perfect.

    • anne

      Hi Stacie, This would be wonderful for an easy craft station. I think you could use gorilla glue, which might work well. For non-toxic, easy, you could try a craft glue and see if it holds. You could do the wrapped rhinestone barrettes also, without the glue. This also would be a little more work for a station, which might be nice.

    • anne

      Thanks so much Jenny. I really try to make things straightforward so no one is daunted! xxoo

  4. These barrettes are absolutely darling! You’re right – they ARE simple to make, but your post gives us inspiration to go try it ourselves. So thanks for taking the time to illustrate this! I recently bought several lengths of studded trim on sale at my local craft store and realized they wouldn’t last too long on a clutch bag, so I’m trying your cute idea instead.

    • anne

      Thanks so much – yes! try it yourself.

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