DIY Spiked Barrette
I’m a sucker for studded/spiked accessories and clothing. Like a lion on the prowl, I hunt for edgy pieces and beeline for that little sliver of metal peeking out in a rack full of clothing. Lately though, I have been having a harder time finding decent spiked accessories in my area, as many of the fast fashion stores have been pushing the floral trend instead. (Tangent- I recently went to Lana Del Rey’s concert in Seattle and it seemed like every third girl was wearing a floral crown. Her opening act even commented on it. Virtual high five to those of you who DIY-ed your headwear.)
Luckily, I stumbled across (and oh course had to buy) these sweet spikes on Darby Smart, and DIY-ed my own spiked barrette. Check out the simple tutorial below to make your own:
1. Gather your supplies: flat-back spikes, e6000 or other durable glue, and a barrette.
2. In a ventilated area, glue each of your spikes to your barrette. Use as little or as many spikes as you wish. I crammed as many on as possible and alternated the two sizes on mine.
3. Allow to dry, and tada! Pop that baby in your hair and rock your day.
PS – I also used some of these spikes to make some DIY constellation art. See the tutorial here.