DIY Hair Barrettes for the 4th of July

These DIY Hair Barrettes were originally published in July 2019
and updated as of May 2022.

We love a little pop of festivity in our accessories, and hair barrettes are the perfect way to add some holiday flare to your style! So, we’re breaking out our glue guns and making them for the patriotic summer celebrations that are on their way with these DIY hair barrettes for the 4th of July! The beauty of barrette-making is that you can attach nearly anything to a barrette form with hot glue, so today we are making 4 kinds: pearl, bead, gem, and wool ball barrettes! 

Supplies Needed to Make DIY Hair Barrettes for the 4th of July

Star Rhinestones
Multi-Color Spaghetti Beads 
Royal Blue Wool Beads
Red Wool Beads
Light Pink Wool Beads
Barrette Form with Auto Clasp
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks

How to Make DIY Hair Barrettes for the 4th of July

Step 1. Arrange your supplies (as best as you can without them rolling away) on top of your barrette form (or next to it on a flat surface) to map out where your supplies will go on the form, and how many pieces you will need. 

Step 2. Place a dot of hot glue on the barrette form where your bead (or ball/gem/pearl, etc.) will go, then, carefully press the bead into the hot glue. 

Step 3. Continue step 2 until you have covered your barrette with beads. Let glue set completely. 

Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3, attaching all supplies desired to barrette forms, until you have made 4 very cute 4th of July barrettes!


That’s it! You are ready for fireworks! And BBQ’s! And parades! Just clip these babies in and you’ll be a total babe in red, white and blue!

I love these barrettes so much and the possibilities for others makes the mind reel! Plus, they could not be easier to make, you could do it in your sleep! (But please don’t. Think of your fingers.) 

Happy 4th of July crafting!
ox. Liz