Friday, May 23, 2014

Blue Rose Bridesmaid Barrettes

One of my amazing bridesmaids agreed to braid everyone else' hair for the wedding, but to do so she had a very special request. The bridesmaids needed some beautiful flower clips to hold their hair in place. I tried looking at shops like Icing, and even my local pharmacy to find what we needed, but alas, I didn't find anything that fit the look I wanted and also had the kind of clip we needed to hold the hairstyle in place!

Pretty Flower Clip from Icing

I first bought these pretty off-white flowers at Icing, and considered Frankensteining (my new word for taking pieces from a couple different things to make something new) the flower with a different clip that had the right kind of backing. This probably would have worked fine, but I wanted to see if I could get the right thing with less work and less money.

As usual, JoAnn's provided the answer (I promise, they don't pay me to say this). I took a trip there with Momma Cat last week and found:
  • An entire bag of the clips that I needed, with nothing attached to them, so no Frankensteining necessary!
  • Some beautiful blue fabric roses that were much less expensive than the flower clips I got at Icing
  • Some navy blue ribbon wide enough to cover the top of the clip and give the rose someplace to sit
Beautiful Blue Rose

I think the blue roses are even prettier than the first flowers that I liked. I glued a piece of ribbon to the top of each clip, cut the stems off the roses, and glued them on top of the ribbon. Voila! Now that's the last time I'll think it's easier to buy something in a store than make it myself!

-Baby Cat


  1. Great find, and nice work, Baby Cat! And now you have exactly what you wanted--yay!!! xo Jennifer

    1. Thanks! It can defnintely pay off to make stuff yourself! :)

  2. Baby Cat,

    Those barrettes turned out so well! I'm glad you didn't settle for store-bought and made them yourself. Even though it was more work for you, they are the right color and they will look beautiful in the ladies' hair. I can't wait to see all of them!

    - Momma Cat

    1. Thanks! I'm glad too, I ended up liking these much better than the storebought ones!