Gracie has been perusing the American Girl Catalogue, and keeps showing me the colored hair extensions. I think they are cute, but wasn't sure how long they will be 'in style'. When I came across a package of left-over colored hair barrettes that were birthday favors I decided to try making them work for our dolls.
I found these at Walmart in the party favor section. They were 4 barrettes for $1.00. The hair and gem were hot glued to the barrette. They easily pulled off.
After removing the hair, I decided to un-braid one strand, and use a tiny doll sized hair clip that I found a 25 pack of at the Dollar Tree. I did not want to put the metal barrette in the dolls hair and risk it getting tangled then damaging our dolls wigs. These little clips are just like the ones I have gotten from American Girl, they are very small, and have never gotten caught in our doll wigs. I am always careful to clip them into loose hair, not the wig cap.
I did trim the end of the braid to make it the right length.
I found that tucking the colored piece under the dolls hair gave made a cute do!
I left them in braids for dolls with curls.
I took 2, left them braided and twisted around Marie Grace's braids for a different look!
And, being that I spent less than $3 on 6-8 hair pieces, I had no problem cutting some short to fit Ivy!
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