The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Happy Scrappy Barrette Tutorial

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Scrappy Barrette Tutorial

Welcome to Day 2 (a day late) of...

Why is this post coming a day late?  Well, there are a couple of reasons.  This past week at work was the most stressful of my entire professional career.  I came home exhausted, stressed, and crying each night only to fall asleep as soon as my kiddos were in bed.  I'll spare you the details as to why it was such a bad week.

The other reason this post is a day late is because I made a last minute creative decision that held the countdown up a bit...

As cute as these bows were...

 And these...

It just didn't quite feel like the crafty Christmas countdown that I did last year.  Something was missing...
After thinking about it, I realized what the missing piece was...
The red felt and red fabric with white polka dots that I used for all 12 crafts during last year's series.

Realizing this...
I whipped up yet another Happy Scrappy Barrette!

There!  That's better!  What was I thinking trying to do year 2 of this series without it's main component--the stuff that started it all.  It's like American Idol trying to have another season without Simon.  Well, with all of that being said, let's get to the good stuff.

Here it is!  The...

It's time to turn your scraps into something happy!

*Gather together all of your supplies--buttons,

scraps (ribbon, felt, and fabric pieces),

hot glue gun, thread end glue, barrettes, fabric scissors, and pinking shears.

*Cut scrap pieces 2 inches longer than the length of your barrettes.  If there are any scraps that you worry will unravel just dab a little thread end glue on the ends and let it dry.

*Gather a few of the scraps together and tie a ribbon tightly around them.

*Glue the barrette to the back of the tied-up scraps.

*Add a button to the front for a little extra pizzazz.

*For the fabric/felt Happy Scrappy Barrette, I cut out strips of the material, tied the pieces together with a ribbon, cut the ends with pinking shears, and glued the whole scrap pile onto a barrette.

 There you have it!  These Happy Scrappy Barrettes are quick, easy, and simply cute.  They would make a great gift for a special little girl!

Happy Christmas Crafting!


  1. Your barrettes are so much fun! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party. :)

    Have a great week!!

  2. Adorable barrettes. I love the pink and green one. Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party hop. Hope you have a great week.

  3. These are beautiful. And so simple. I'll have to make some for stocking stuffers.

  4. These are sooo adorable! My favorite is the pink ruffly one.. cause every girl needs some ruffles! Thnaks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you hsare next!

  5. They are so pretty, I love the layers. I haven't ever made clippies with those kinds of barrettes. Mine have all been with alligator clips.

  6. These would make lovely little gifts for girlies this christmas! :) would love for you to link up to my SPEND LESS- GIVE MORE holiday gift party!!! :)

    merry christmas! lauren

  7. Thanks for linky up!!! Still think these are so cute :) :)


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