Feathers are in. You see them dangling from earrings and adding to hairstyles. The prices to buy one can be a bit…well, lets just say, up there, but you can easily create a feather barrette for yourself or your fashion conscious little girl in minutes for pennies.
You will need:
Barrette available at your craft store or revamp an old one
Feathers (also available in small bags in the craft store)
Hot glue (adults will need to do this)
Small buttons or other decorations for embellishing
1. Purchase or cut feathers to the desired length. You will be applying them vertically to the barrette. Starting on one side, and using a hot glue gun, place a small dot of glue on the barrette and attach a feather. You will be attaching each feather one at a time. It may be helpful if you use a toothpick or butter knife to push it down so as not to burn your fingers. Work across barrette till you have filled the barrette. Snip off any flyaway pieces.
2. Start from one side and add a rhinestone. Repeat on the other side, alternating each side, until you have the desired amount of rhinestones. Glue the main embellishment in the center. Or, if you prefer use all rhinestones across the barrette.