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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Retro Braided Ribbon Barrettes

Do these bring you back to the day? They sure bring me back. For me nothing says the 80's quite like these. When I was in grade school these were all the rage and we had them in every color. Oops, I think I just aged myself. Oh well!  I remember learning to make them in Girl Scouts.
 
Ahh the memories.....
 

If you would like to make some for yourself follow this quick tutorial.
You will need a double bar barrette, and about a yard of 1/8" satin ribbon in each color.

With your barrette open, take your 2 ribbons and slide them to the top.
Then take your first ribbon and weave it through the bars.
Then do the same on the other side. Making sure to slide it through above the first ribbon.
Take the second color and do the same. Repeat this till you reach the end.
I loosened it up a bit so you could see how it is woven through.
When you reach the end knot the ribbons so the braid will stay tight.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!
 
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27 comments:

  1. oh. my. gawd! now all you need are coordinating beaded safety pins to wear on your shoelaces and you're all set!!

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  2. I was just talking about these the other day and how I thought girls would wear them again. I 'like totally' loved mine, even though mom wouldn't let me wear my hair long...I so had boy hair.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. A blast from the past! I remember making these with my daughter. Good times, fond memory.

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  4. thanks for posting this!

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  5. These are great! Thanks for linking up to Olivia Renn!

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  6. How cute those are! I never saw them before - obviously, a deprived childhood. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. Totally made those in girl scouts and now I am going to pass them on to my daughter! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. These are really cute! Never seen them before but I like em!!

    Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!
    hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh, how I remember those!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  10. These are soo much fun! I remember wearing them all the time growing up in the 80's! Can't wait to try them with my little girl! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party! Can't wait to see what you share next week!

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  11. I remember wearing these when I was little. But, I had beads on the ends of mine. Love them. Maybe my little girl will wear them. Thanks!

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  12. I totally needed this tutorial. I made my niece a barrette holder and wanted to make some fun barrettes to go on it. This is perfect! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  13. Just what I was looking for! We're making them for my daughter's friends for Xmas! Thank you for the instructions!!

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  14. Oh! These are SO fun! I totally forgot about them!!! But now I have to stop and make them! RIGHT NOW!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for the flashback! I loved making these when I was a kid. I'm including them in my Friday Favorites this week!

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  16. LOVE these! Mine had beads on the ends of the ribbons... not fancy bead store beads that I drool over now-a-days... plastic chunky kid beads! I should definitely make some of these for my kiddo. Wonder if the teachers at school are old enough to recognize them?!

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  17. I used to wear these all the time! We featured your tutorial today over at I Like Big Bows.

    http://ilikebigbows.blogspot.com/2011/05/were-you-child-of-80s-remember-these.html

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  18. I use to make these for my daughter many years ago. i love them. very inexspensive. i believe i made them in Girl Scouts also for a badge.:). Than
    k You for pinning these.

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  19. I have never seen these before.......I must have lived in another era. I cant wait to make some for my new granddaughter. She is just 6 weeks old so we may have to wait for her hair to grow a "bit". Thanks for the great project :)

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  20. Thank you for posting this :)

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  21. Everyone that was anyone had these when I was a kid. I bet if we made them for our daughter now they would be all the rag again.:)

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  22. Olá tudo bem? aqui no Brasil nunca vi esse modelo de clips para o cabelo. Onde posso comprá-lo?

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  23. Love it! My mom used to make these for me. Did you ever make the plastic headband inside the fancy shoelaces?

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  24. Wow! Remember these. Had them in so many colors! Will have to make them for my granddaughters and my nieces. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I have never seen this kind of hair slide decoration before. very cool must try it

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