Skip to Content

DIY Heart Hair Bows for Valentine’s Day!

Learn how to make heart hair bows for Valentine’s Day with a conversation candy theme! These are so cute and perfect for the holidays.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be cutting clay, stamping on it, then painting and attaching to a felt bow. It’s pretty easy if you already have crafting experience.

DIY Heart Hair Bows for Valentine's Day!

I love to make DIY hair bows for my girls for the holidays! I had this idea to make conversation hearts out of polymer clay, and I knew that they would be perfect for their Valentine’s Day bows.

Don’t they look real? If you’ve never made anything out of polymer clay, you’ve got to try these DIY hair accessories. You just bake it in the oven, and it hardens so these are quite durable.

You can make some really neat things with clay! I even had a little fun and stamped my girls’ names into a couple of the hearts. They were so excited to see the heart hair bows when complete.

DIY hair bows shaped like hearts

DIY Hair Bows

Supplies used:

  • Polymer clay
  • Heart cutter
  • Letter metal stamps
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Dark pink acrylic paint
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hair clip
  • Bow template
  • Scissors
Pink Sculpey clay, mini clay cutters in heart shapes, and letter metal stamps

Roll the clay out flat to about 1/4-inch thickness on some parchment or wax paper and cut out some hearts. They sell clay cutters next to the clay in the craft store, but they didn’t have one that was the right size.

I found this set in the cake decorating section, and the size was perfect! If the clay gets stuck in the cutter, carefully push it out. Don’t worry if you get fingerprints on it, just flip it over and use the other side.

Cutting hearts out of pink polymer clay with a heart cookie cutter

Stamp words into the clay. I used some letter stamps that I have for metal stamping. If you can find some really small rubber stamps, that might work too. Try not to push too hard or you will see the outlines of the stamp in the clay.

Smooth out any fingerprints or stamp outlines with the back of your fingernail. If you mess up, just try again. The nice thing about clay is that you can smoosh it and start over again. Bake the clay according to the package instructions.

Stamping on top of the clay with the metal letter stamps

Once the clay has cooked and cooled, push some acrylic paint into the letters.

Painting dark pink paint into the letters on the baked clay heart

Before the paint dries, wipe away the excess using a damp paper towel.

Wiping away excess pink paint with a paper towel

Don’t worry if they have some imperfections. Real conversation hearts have tons of imperfections, so that just makes them look more real.

Finished clay hearts that say "Leah," "Audrey," and "Be Mine"

Cut out a felt bow using the template.

Felt bow cut out with a paper template above it

Fold up both ends and hot glue them to the center.

Felt folded and hot glued in a bow shape

Hot glue a clay conversation heart to the center of the bow.

Be Mine clay heart glued to the felt red bow with hot glue

Hot glue the finished bow to the hair clip.

Felt bow and clay heart hot glued to a hair clip

My girls love their new DIY hair bows! They even slept in them the first night after I made them. So fun!

DIY heart clip in a young girl's hair

What do you think of these DIY hair bows? If you make them, let me know in the comments!

Plus I have another post for you to save – these Christmas hair bows. I’m not sure if the hearts or the peppermints are cuter! I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas:


Friday 6th of January 2017

Can you tell me what size the letters are that you used?


Saturday 7th of January 2017

Of course it depends on the size of your hearts - but I wouldn't go with any larger than 1/8th inch:

Stephanie R

Friday 22nd of January 2016

These are the cutest bows ever, I wish I had a little one to make one of these for.