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Repurposed Barrettes into Easy DIY Flowers

Transforming old barrettes into beautiful DIY flowers is a fun and creative way to breathe new life into your accessories. By repurposing these barrettes, you can create unique and eye-catching floral designs that can be used to adorn hair clips, headbands, or even clothing. With just a few simple materials like fabric, glue, and scissors, you can easily craft these charming flowers in various sizes and colors to suit your personal style. Whether you prefer a more minimalist look with solid-colored petals or a bold and vibrant design with patterned fabrics, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating these handmade floral accessories. So next time you come across old barrettes that are no longer in use, consider giving them a new lease on life by turning them into beautiful DIY flowers that will add a touch of whimsy to your everyday outfits.

What you’ll need to create repurposed barrette flowers

  • Small metal barrettes (1 1/2″ long)
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks (exterior use)
  • misc buttons
  • wooden skewers
  • green spray paint

Assembling flowers from repurposed barrettes

STEP ONE: Do a dry fit of the barrettes that you want to use. I’m using 12 barrettes for a nice full flower, and I decided to mix solid with pattern for this flower for some added interest.

That’s the nice thing about a project like this. You can create so many different looks depending on the barrettes you use and how you mix them.

STEP TWO: Glue the barrettes onto the back of a button. The easiest way to do this is to think of a clock and glue the twelve, three, six, and nine spots first.

If you’ll be displaying your flowers outside like I am, make sure to use a hot glue that is meant for exterior use. Many are great for both interior and exterior, but some are only meant for interior use. I’ve never used hot glue for an outdoor project before so I’m curious to see how it works. I’ll post an update in a month or so.

STEP THREE: Fill in with the rest of the barrettes. If you’re alternating the barrettes pattern like I am, make sure to keep looking so you get them in the right order. Don’t ask me how I know. lol.

Here’s my first finished repurposed barrette flower.

I went ahead and created four more flowers.

The blue one in the top right only has 10 petals because I didn’t notice that one of the blue patterned ones was replaced with a pink one in the package until I got home. But 10 petals works great too.

And I didn’t have a patterned barrette that went with the solid purple barrettes so I went full on purple with that one. There are so many great combos that you could play with.

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