Ban.do Barrettes = Can.do DIY

Weeks ago my pal Marisol spotted these adorable Ban.do* barrettes on Anthropologie's website.  We fell in love with the subtle sparkles and figured they would be a fun alternative to our daily black bobby pins.
The inspiration aka the barrettes that got away.
As luck would have it, the barrettes sold out long before we remembered to buy them.  Then while on one of those Target trips where you go in for toilet paper, vitamins and Ziploc bags and leave with $100 worth of stuff I spotted some hair clips that made the missed barrettes seem DIYable.

For this project you will need: 
- Barrettes (I used Goody Bobby Slides)
- Craft glue
- Glitter
- Scraps of paper
- Toothpicks
Note: Do not need to use the acrylic sealer pictured above, it screws up the drying process.

1) Squeeze some glue on a scrap of paper.

2) Remove the barrettes from the packaging and place them on a piece of scrap paper. This keeps you from getting glue between the barrette's top and bottom pieces making it difficult to open.
Note: I did not use enough glue on this one. 
3) Apply a liberal amount of glue on the top of the barrette, you can use your finger or a toothpick.

3) Sprinkle glitter on top of the glue and allow to sent for a minute.  Tap excess glitter on a clean surface and re-apply glue and glitter as needed.

4) All to dry for several hours or overnight.

5) Add to your favorite outfit and sparkle and shine!

I'm really happy with how these turned out, particularly the green, purple, silver and gold pairs. I made the gold set with Marisol in mind so I gifted her that pair.  They were an easy and affordable alternative to the Ban.do clips.  Wouldn't this be a fun project for a little girl's birthday party or as a party favor or stocking stuff? The holidays are coming!

*I just realized that there are other glitter barrettes on Ban.do's website if crafting is not your strong suit but you need some glitter in your life hair.


Style Journey said...

What a fun and easy DIY! I am not very good at DIY projects, but this one I can definitely do. Do you seal the glitter with anything after it is finished drying? Thanks for the inspiration :) Heather

silvergirl said...

such a cute and easy idea

Tiffany Auerbach said...

what a fun and creative idea! I will be sure to try this out - and these would be such a great holiday gift :)

royela said...

SUPER cute!

maybe you could also coat it all with clear nail polish at the end or mix the glitter into the clear nail polish to ensure the glitter doesn't flake or transfer off?

Jayme and Mendi said...

Cute and I love any thing is sparkles!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Blue Dog Belle said...

How cute are these? I would have never thought to make them! But they're adorable!

Samantha said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! Cara, you are so crafty!! I LOVE it - they are BETTER than the Anthro barrettes! I'm going to do this DIY!

xo, sam

**Style of Sam**

Krystal said...

great idea!!

Elana said...

These are so cute, what a fun idea! Don't we all need some glitter in our lives? And hair.

Krystal said...

you'll have to let me know what you think of the movie if you get to watch it! i didn't think my husband would go for it but after watching it he is definitely more interested and won't complain if I'm spearheading the dinners I think, haha :)

Maria@Cardigan_Crew said...

Those are awesome! What a fun gift idea :)

Rocker Chic said...


I love love love LOVE this looks like a fun and easy to DIY.

I am always afraid to try DIY but this one looks to good to pass up!

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