Make This: DIY Feather Barrette Holiday Gift

By Brittni • Updated on 12/03/2013

Holiday Gift DIY // feather barrette

Being that Christmas is exactly three weeks from today, I need to get into the gifting spirit as soon as possible. Which means I’ll most likely be DIYing my heart out over the next few weeks. So, if you’re in the same boat as me, making presents for everyone on your list, I have a DIY that might be of help…

Make this (glitter) feather hair accessory as a gift for a friend for the holidays. *I wear my hair up nearly everyday of the year, so if you know someone who does the same, this would be a perfect gift for them.

Or make one for yourself – it will look cool with your holiday dress. I promise.

DIY Feather Hair Accessory

Holiday Gift // DIY Hair Accessory

The full tutorial for this project is right here on iVillage (as part of their 30 Days of HoliDIY). And if you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas, check out the DIY stitched clutch I shared earlier this week.

Modeling by Jordan Brantley // Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

P.S. Today, Laicie of A 1000 Threads is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Artifact Uprising for the 24 Merry Days giveaway event. Click here to enter to win.

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this is super cute and a sure hit for the holidays, but what could be worse than offering an adorable hand made barette to one of your trendy cousins and having her be like “OMG did these feathers come from factory farmed birds?!” Take your DIY, non-consumer gifting to the next level by sourcing your feathers from a fellow DIY, non-consumer!

rachael mae farmer

Thanks Stacia. Let me know if you make any. I’d love to see how yours turns out.


I love how delicate and fun this barrette is. I don’t normally like barrettes, but I might just have to make some of these.


Thanks Jenna. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, with the feathers being so light and airy, but the glitter actually sticks really well. Definitely will be making more of these.


The glitter is beautiful on feathers! I will have to try this for some of my shoots 🙂
Jenna x

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