Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dashing Through The Snow: A Reindeer Barrette How-To

This was my first try at making barrettes, let alone themed ones.  I totally loved it, which doesn't surprise me since I've been waiting for SO LONG to make some!  My daughter is 2yrs old, but her hair has taken it's sweet time coming in (hence all the hairdo hats and headbands you've seen here).  We can finally do tiny ponytails, but that's about it.  Most barrettes still just slip right out, but thanks to a friend who is a barrette making expert, I got hold of some great snap clips that really hold her wispy locks.  So all I needed was to make them look cute super quick.

To make this pair of barrettes, you'll need:
- Shaped satin ribbon ( I get mine from Sugar Pink Boutique)
- Scraps of red & white felt
- 1/8" wide red satin ribbon
- Scalloped Circle Die + Cutting machine (I used my Cuttlebug, but cutting with scissors works too)
- Snap lip barrettes
- Hot glue gun

First I cut two flower shapes for red & white felt with my die and Cuttlebug:

I cut a single reindeer from this cute shaped satin ribbon (I had to trim the back leg a bit to fit my background shape):

Then I tied on my red ribbon for a jaunty scarf:

Then I put a bit of hot glue along the face of the barrette:

And centered the red felt over the barrette.  After pressing in place I dabbed a circle of glue on the center of the red:

Then placed the white over it having the scalloped parts alternate:

Next I placed a bit of glue on the back of the reindeer and then placed him in the center of the white shape:

I also placed a small bit of glue behind the head and at the ends of the scarf so the ribbon would stay in place.  Now my little girl's tiny ponytails have some holiday reindeer flair:

Fun, fast and they actually stay put!!  I cannot wait to make more and am looking forward to building up a little DIY barrette collection in the coming year:)

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  1. These are adorable! I only wish my baby girl had some hair so I could make them for her!

  2. beautiful! thank you for sharing :)

  3. Cheryl, the little reindeer barrettes are absolutely adorable!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Just a reminder that if you leave a comment on the post before 5:00 Eastern Time today, you'll be eligible for the drawing for the $25 Hodgson Mill gift card.

    Warmest wishes,

  4. Love the barrette! I think I'll have to see if I can find those reindeer!

  5. Love it. So cute!

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  6. This is so very ADORABLE.... and Thank you so much for stopping in and joining up with me at...
    I hope to see you again next week!!

  7. Cute.

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  8. Adorable for such a sweet little 'dear' of a girl! I can see you making sets for all of the holidays now!!!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace thursday! I'm so glad you came by!
    Blessings, Doni

  9. Oh, those are adorable barrettes, when my daughter was small I could never get barrettes to stay in her hair, kudos to you for making ones for your little one!

  10. These are so cute! I'd love for you to link your post up at my Friday Favorites party. This week is a special Holly Bloggy Christmas edition!

  11. This is so adorable I just love this tutorial! I like how you put the red ribbon around the reindeer's neck. Your daughter looks so cute with that in her hair and she has such a sweet mommy to make it for her. Thank you for mentioning my shop I posted this on my pinterest under tutorials. Merry Christmas and thank you so much for sharing! Hugs and God bless, Jennifer ♥♥

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  13. These are soo cute! Wish my daugther was still young enough for barrettes like this but a 5th grader is just too cool. :)

  14. Hi I just wanted to let you know that your Reindeer Barrette was just featured on

    Would love for you to stop by..

  15. Cheryl, Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

    Warmest wishes,

  16. I featured your awesome project today at my blog :)


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