DIY Brass Circle Barrette

DIY Brass Circle Barrette @themerrythoughtAfter growing out my hair for 6 years I was bored with the long hair and was completely over the headaches from wearing my hair up at work. So I went back to short hair and it’s been fun to play with it and try out some new styles! I’ve been adding a few more go-to pieces to my jewelry collection lately like this necklace, this ring, this watch and I’ve been looking for some nice simple hair accessories to go with my short hair. I’ve seen a lot of minimal hair clips out there these days and it brings me back to my childhood. I still have a little collection of barrettes that I wore when I was little – mini trolls, rainbows, pompoms, big bows… I loved them all! But these new, simple ones have a much more useable twist to go with my pretty simple wardrobe these day. I decided to make one of my own simple barrettes the other day because I had all of the supplies on hand already from other projects. Takes a minute to put together and I love it!DIY Brass Circle Barrette @themerrythoughtDIY Brass Circle Barrette @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
1/8″ Brass Tubing
2″ Brass Ring
Tube cutter (if you want the ends to stay round) or heavy duty pliers that will cut metal (if you want pinched-in ends)
-Rough sandpaper

How to make it:
-Use tube cutter or pliers to cut tubing to desired length.
-Smooth out edges with sand paper if necessary.
DIY Brass Circle Barrette @themerrythoughtDIY Brass Circle Barrette @themerrythoughtDIY Brass Circle Barrette @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

  • Natalie HarneyWednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:02 pm

    My hair is quite short at the minute so I just end up tying up the front bits of hair in a barrette. This one is so much nicer than any I’ve found in shops! I never stopped to think how simple they actually are – love it!

    – Natalie

  • GretaThursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:40 am

    Can you share where you got the handmirror featured in these beautiful photos?ReplyCancel

    • MandaTuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:07 am

      Hi Greta – it’s actually a DIY that we did! You can find it here!ReplyCancel

  • EamesThursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:02 am

    Woooohhh! That’s so cool.ReplyCancel

  • JaneWednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    I love the design and really want to make one too.
    How did you put the ring and tubing together? Did you simply use glue?
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathWednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:38 pm

      Thank you! You just slide the bar through the circle underneath the hair and it stays in place. They aren’t attached to each other.ReplyCancel

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