One of my first major DIY projects began when I was in middle school. Braided ribbon barrettes were a big trend in the late 70's and early 80's but I thought they were a little expensive on a babysitting budget. I decided instead of using the money I had for one pair of barrettes, I'd use the money I had to buy the supplies and make a bunch of them myself. If you're too young to remember ribbon barrettes here is a picture of Olivia Newton John selling her own version.
Who am I kidding if you are too young to remember the barrettes, you might not remember Olivia Newton John either, unless you've caught Grease or Xanadu on Encore.
My barrettes turned out great. I made tons of them for myself, my sister and my friends. It was the beginning of a life long DIY pursuit. I still love to make things myself. As you can tell by my posts.
|Chain Detail Jacket|
|Wedding Table Decorations - DIY Mercury Glass|
|Safety Pin Necklace|
|Instant High Low Skirt|
|Duck Tape Clutch|
|Rock Lyric T-Shirt|
|Neon Duck Tape Clutch and Shoulder Bag|
|Gold Thrift Store Guardian Lions (Foo Dogs)|
|Spray Painted Skull (not just for Halloween)|
|Minty Shades using Nail Polish|