Step #1: Select and cut.PrevNext
Cut ironed scraps of fabric into rectangles just larger than the barrettes. Choose cute buttons.
Step #2: Glue.PrevNext
Apply hot glue generously to the top of the barrette. Use pliers to hold the barrette open while gluing.
Step #3: Apply and trim fabric.PrevNext
Position the fabric on top of the hot glue. Press evenly as the glue cools, with medium firmness. Allow to cool completely. Trim around the barrette, taking care to leave a slight edge (less than 5") to allow for any needed fabric expansion when you close the barrette.
Step #4: Optional fixative.PrevNext
Spray the entire fabric side of the barrette with no-fray spray. Allow it to dry completely.
Step #5: Glue button on.PrevNext
Dollop hot glue onto the back of the button. Then, with the barrette open, position the button where you want it. Press slowly and evenly. Leave it to cool on the open barrette.