Candy Barrettes

Spring has finally Sprung! With Easter being here and all of the spring colors popping up all over the stores I was inspired to make something my mom used to make for me as a child. I have vivid memories of my mother making these candy barrettes for me to match all of my outfits and I loved them! So I thought, why not make them for some of my cousins and friends children. They are an easy DIY for you and your child!
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This time around I used jelly beans, bubble gum, and licorice. You can also use ribbons, glitter, and other types of candy or decor. I found the flatter the candy the better. I purchased the barrettes at the craft store, (A.C. Moore and Michaels) sell them. You can also use only wrapped candy if you are afraid of your child eating them.

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Instructions:

Hot glue your favorite candy onto the barrette, you can layer it but keep in mind going too high will weigh it down and may look funny once its clipped onto the top of your head. After the hot glue was completely dry, I coated the candy with Modge Podge (using a small paint brush) to add an extra adheasive and give it a glossy finish. I let the glue set for 24 hours before wearing them. They are so fun to make or give as a gift and you can customize them to your child’s favorite colors!

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