Everyone has a glue gun, scrapbook paper, glitter and paint in their craft room, but recently I discovered a craft room essential that has fallen under the creator radar: a big ole bag of wooden shapes! You can pick up this very bag right here at Consumer Crafts and soon you will find that it has Mary Poppins-esque magic. We’ve used it to make earrings, to embellish a dollhouse, and most recently this geometric barrette. These shapes are perfect for a crafternoon with the kiddos. The list of uses for these shapes goes on and on, and no matter how many times I pull them out to use them, the bag STAYS FULL. I’m telling you, craft magic.
So, when I came across these adorable geometric Madewell barrettes, I knew just where I could turn to get the shapes to make my own.
Go get yourself a bag of magic shapes, then make yourself a sassy geometric barrette! Here’s how:
Supplies needed to make your own geometric barrette:
- 80mm Barrette Forms
- Assorted Wood Cutouts
- Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Paint Brushes
- Hot Glue
If desired, paint barrette form white and set aside to dry.
Paint wooden shape pieces. Apply two coats and let dry completely.
Using a paint brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge to painted shape pieces to seal and give shine. Let dry completely. Adhere shapes to barrette form using hot glue.
Aren’t they cute? There are so many shape and color combinations you could create to make your own geometric barrette!
We are big fans of the barrette trend at my house but are even bigger fans of how easy they are to make. Did you catch our patriotic barrette tutorial here? The possibilities for what you can glue on a barrette form could not be greater, it’s so much fun.
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The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty.
Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.