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Ribbon Barrettes

Jen here with a fun idea to use your May Arts ribbon & Glue Arts adhesive!


First collect your supplies


I used barrettes from Michael’s, this awesome ribbon adhesive from Glue Arts, bling, and for this first barrette XJ17 from May Arts.


It’s pretty simple to wrap the adhesive around the barrette


The great thing about this adhesive is that you can uncover as much as you want, making it easier to add the ribbon in easy increments!


It goes quickly, so you can use some other colors of ribbon (XJ10, XJ05) and make a couple more


You may have noticed the bling?  It adds some fun right?


Using the same technique for wrapping the ribbon around the barrette, I used some pink grosgrain (sx17) and made another barrette to embellish.

I also used the super strong & easy to use Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares!


I pulled out the gorgeous sheer/woven rosettes (353-17) & cut one of the rosettes out – here you see I’ve used a few squares on the back of it:


I used more of the adhesive squares to add bling to the center.


Next I pulled out those fun satin leaves (BY16), cut them apart & added adhesive squares


I layered a few of these for a fun detail!!


You could also use the leaf ribbon (BY66) as a stem


I think a couple of these packaged up would make a cute & thoughtful gift!


Blog Posted By: Jen Shears

  1. Kelley

    Beautiful! I have one granddaughter and another due in January. I think they need matching barretts. I wonder if the new one will have hair.

  2. Charlene

    Too cute, Jen.

  3. ellen s

    these are so sweet! perfect stocking stuffers. i love how versatile your ribbon is.

  4. Kimberly Jones

    These are so sweet! I want to make them for my baby niece! Great tutorial!

  5. Pam

    Wow cute stuff, love the barretts…gotta get some glue arts adhesive

  6. Pam Loris

    Too cute! Too bad I don’t have a little girl! Maybe I’ll make some for myself!

  7. steph

    super cute!!! i need to get those extreme adhesive squares!!! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph 🙂

  8. Karen Baker

    These are fantastic, and oh so cute and clever….Now if I only had a little girl.

  9. Pam Spradlin

    These are adorable. I think that they would make wonderful gifts.

  10. Do {at} Piggy Bank Parties

    Adorable! I know two little girls who will have a little something special in their Christmas stockings!


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