Shop for colorful and unique barrettes for little girls and you will discover the options are few. The really vibrant and cute barrettes are too small to hold much hair, and the larger versions are not at all colorful. They are designed for adults and come in neutral colors and metallic hues. Instead of settling for tiny barrettes or over-sized varieties that are not at all cute or colorful, try these creative ways to decorate barrettes. Ordinary brown, black, and metallic barrettes can be turned into cute and colorful hair fasteners that are eye-catching and highly unique.
Decorate Barrettes with Colorful Balloons
Balloons are great for more than just decorating for parties and bopping around a room. Unused balloons can be used in a number of colorful and easy crafts including barrette decorating. Securely tie small deflated balloons of the same size around hair barrettes. This works best when the barrettes have an open area in the center. After the hair accessories are filled with balloons, trim the ends so they do not look like balloons, or leave them intact. Balloon embellished hair accessories are ideal for a party. This is a fun and very easy way to decorate plain hair clips, and little girls absolutely love them.
Decorate Barrettes with Colorful Fingernail Polish
Instead of settling for brown or black barrettes for little girls, decorate them with lots of color. Use nail polish to add small dots, flowers, metallic swirls, and other designs and shapes. This easy way to decorate hair accessories will result in unique colors and designs that can never be found in stores. No one else will have them, and they can be painted to match virtually any outfit. Nail polish these days is available in every color of the rainbow, and it is cheaper than enamel craft paint.
Decorate Barrettes with Narrow Ribbon
Barrettes wrapped in ribbons are available, but the color selection can be minimal. Instead of buying ready-made hair accessories in odd colors, decorate cheap plain metal varieties. Buy hair clips that are open in the center, and wrap each side with narrow ribbon. The ribbons can be tied and allowed to hang from the ends of the hair accessories, or they can be trimmed, tied, and the knots glued into place. Decorate the hanging ribbons with small glass beads if desired.
Decorate Hair Clips with Small Glass Beads
Beads do not have to hang from ribbons when they are used to decorate barrettes. Buy plain metal barrettes, and attach small beads with strong glue. Beads are available in virtually every color and pattern, and they provide a fun and easy way to decorate hair accessories for little girls.
Visit a craft store for additional ideas on ways to decorate barrettes. You will find sparkling faux gems, cute plastic buttons, and many other items that can be used to decorate hair accessories for girls. They are as fun to make as they are to wear, and girls of all ages love them!