How to Make a Fun Colourful Hair Barrette

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
3 Materials
1 Hour

I like to Personalise my accessories and sometimes you just need a splash of colour to really make a difference. Starting with blank DIY copper Hair barrette that’s already marked out with bead size compartments ready to glue some colour in!

Hair barrette beads and glue

Mix up two part epoxy resin

I begin by mixing two globules of the same size of each resin hardener and epoxy Glue Onto an old copper coin using a ceramic stick to amalgamate the two until well mixed together and ready to fix the beads.

Mix epoxy resin on coin
Mix epoxy resin on old coin

Put glue on hair barrette

I put little blobs off the mixed glue into the little cup bases and then decide which of the lovely colourful Tagua beads to stick first.

Glue into barrette
Glue into barrette

I rest the hair barrette into a dip in the scrunched towel which helps keep it Upright and in position for the beads to glue. Settle the beads in the order of sequence I like and wait for them to dry.

Glue the bead

I make a few more in various colour combinations. Let them dry and be firmly set in

Hair barratte with Tagua nuts
Tagua nut hair Barratte

Im so thrilled with the result and they really are so sweet and colourfully original. As well there’s so many combinations sure to suit every outfit!

Suggested materials:
  • Blank hair barrette   (Amazon)
  • Epoxy resin glue   (Amazon)
  • Tagua nut beads   (Amazon)

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation