Alphabet Bead Hair Barrette

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Add some personalization to a plain hair barrette with some Alphabet Beads and Feathers!


  • Feathers White
  • Plastic Pearls White
  • Glue Gun ** May require adult assistance
  • Scissors
  • Hair Barrette


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Cut a piece of Braiding Cord, approximately 8” in length. Tie a knot in one end.

Step 3.

Thread on some Plastic Beads.

Step 4.

Tie the end of the strand of beads around the inside of the hair barrette.

Step 5.

Trim off the excess cord and ask an adult to use a hot glue gun to secure the knot in place on the barrette.

Step 6.

Repeat steps 2-5, using a slightly longer cord to make a longer strand of beads. The long bead strand should be hot glued next to the short strand, as shown.

Step 7.

Cut another piece of Braiding Cord, a little longer than the hair barrette. Tie a knot in the end of the cord.

Step 8.

Thread the Alphabet beads onto the cord.

Step 9.

Use the glue gun to attach the Alphabet Beads to the hair barrette.

Step 10.

Using the glue gun, glue some Feathers to the the back of the barrette.

Step 11. 

Your barrette is now complete and ready to wear!